[Vwdiesel] Storing injection pump
h_hagar at prcn.org
Sat Jun 12 00:05:33 EDT 2004
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Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 6:41 PM
Subject: Storing injection pump
At first I did not really pay attention to the question.Then Gavrik Petersen
mentioned the injector testing.
The tester sits downstairs with old fuel in it. I forgot.
>From now on all testing will be done using hydraulic oil. That will protect
tester and the injectors. IMHO any good oil will do , say the stuff you
put in bottle jacks.
In the world there are millions of parked engines destroyed every year , due
to neclect . If shut down with a little care they would all be ok.
Rust and stale fuel killed them. So what is the problem ? with us types,
it has to do with " time flies " . It was just parked ? yeah right 4 years ago.
We know better ---but we need someone to crack the whip. I am 50% ok , at least I
try. Got 20 liters of Esso Rustban. ------For long time storage that works.
Live and learn : Way way back when I started flying that Bensen (I made it)
I discovered that the Mukkeluk engine dirtied the plugs every flight. So I got a set of
very expensive shielded 18 mm Aircraft Platinum plugs. After blasting them clean
a truckdriver talked me in to putting them in Liquid wrench --- really good rust protection
he said. -----------next time I saw them they were destroyed by rust.
Wisdom grows from that sort of thing.
PS: It is now possible to get sponges with rust protection that works by evaporating and
settling on the steel in cylinders and the like.
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