[Vwdiesel] More glow pulg testing Q's ...
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Wed Dec 29 10:53:03 EST 2004
On 29 Dec 2004 at 9:19, Libbybapa at wmconnect.com <Libbybapa at wmconnect.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 12/28/04 11:38:41 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
> LBaird119 at aol.com writes:
> > No kidding, I often will pull the injectors so that I can actually see
> > them.
> > You usually KNOW when one's dead, so the buss bar has to come off
> > unless it's #4, the injector lines need to come off unless you're into
> > masochism. So, pull the injectors. Good time to do a compression
> > test or run the injectors to see how they're doing.
> Case in point. I now have my fall-time glowplug/compression/injector check
> outlined. Not exactly the direct approach, but great method. Thank you Loren.
> And no more scratched up hands wrestling around the injectors. Wow.
I agree completely, having done this job twice in the past month, although I had to be
reminded how much easier it is to remove the injectors. First time, I did it the
masochistic way, trying to reach the #1 & #2 with all means of little wires,
screwdrivers, small wrenches and duct tape. (3 plugs were dead). A week later, I did
it again, but my compression tester had arrived, so I pulled the lines and injectors. No
contest. I can pull the lines and injectors in about the same time it takes to pull the #1
glow plug. With the injectors out, trouble shooting is easy, and replacing plugs is a
It's also a good time to check & replace the fuel return lines. I have two ends which
came apart pulling them off, which means they might have failed soon, making a
mess of fuel at the least convenient time. I always replace the lines "long" allowing
for trimming 1/2" off each end when the ends get worn, since that is where they
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