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Old 03-11-2011
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Thanks Shane But today I just realized something; my Bird has been trying to kick my @$$ from the very moment I took possession of her
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No need to pull the pump,leave that for another day!
Shane has the understanding to do that job,frankly I don't think you do.
(thats not a bad thing!)
Here's some more info for you after you replace the fuel solenoid,you will not get lots of fuel out of the injector lines,if you have the lines off the injectors you may not see any fuel.
put the lines back on and tighten the nuts,spin the engine for 15 seconds,then loosen one nut and crank it over again for 15 seconds.
Repete with all 4 injectors.
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Randy, I would have to concure with you with regards to NOT tearing into my injector pump. That job is beyond my skill level right now. My frustration is starting to subside now. I'll stay with it until I either get it running with my own two hands, or get it running with my wallet! " A man learns things in no other way than when he grabs a cat by the tail"
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Bleeding the system is not as easy as it looks/sounds.
Most times people go to far and let more air into the system,I think this is one of those times.
Charge the gennie battery,get it good and charged,you need the motor to spin fast to get it started.
Give it a shot of WD-40 in the intake while starting,that should help.
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Well gentlemen, I replaced the starter solenoid this morning and tried to get fuel to pump through the injector tubes, but nothing happened I then took the fuel shut off solenoid out again and hooked it up and had my other half hit the starter switch. It only pulled in a little bit. I then took it into the garage to hook it up to a battery. It barely did anything on a good battery? Do these things either work, or they don't, or can they have intermittent failure The dang fuel will just not pump up into the lines
It seems to me that you have shown that the fuel solenoid is not working. Let's see if that fixes the problem.
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Thanks again Randy, I guess I was expecting a strong squirt of fuel out of the injector lines? I didn't know about the WD-40 trick
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When you have the new solenoid in and the battery charged, if it doesn't light right off check voltage at the solenoid WHILE cranking. If you don't have at least 10.5 or 11 volts the solenoid may not open. Then you would be looking at battery condition and connections first.
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Rich,
Don't get discouraged!. WHEN you finally find the problem(AND YOU WILL), there is a good chance that it is something really simple or stupid and you are going to take a step back,curse like a fool and then laugh about the whole thing! Trust me, We have all been there and done that. As Shane says IT is all part of the learning curve.
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Thanks again Randy, I guess I was expecting a strong squirt of fuel out of the injector lines? I didn't know about the WD-40 trick
Heres one way to look at it.
That engine will use 1/2 gal of fuel per hour with no load at 1800 RPM's.
spinning the engine over at 500RPM with no load how much fuel could it squirt out of one injector line?
Not very much!
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Well, I'm starting to get dribbles of fuel out of the injectors, along with puffs of bubbles. I'm doing one injector at a time, and spraying WD-40 into the intake (it trys to start sometimes when I do that). I grabbed ahold of the glow plug(s) with my bare hand to see if they were getting hot when I hold the switch down, but their not It got up to 44 degrees today, and may be warmer tomorrow So do I continue doin what I'm doin
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