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Old 01-05-2020
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This isn't a governor problem?
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This isn't a governor problem?

If you can't get the engine up to it's governor under load, no. At idle I can full throttle and it stops at some rpm so I know it's working but don't know what rpm that's at and as stated under load cannot seem to reach that limit? That's why I suspect I'm not getting enough fuel.
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Heres how I understand this, but I also understand that I may be wrong... maximum rpm is set by high idle, maximum fuel flow (power/horsepower) is controlled by the governor. Also, is fuel definitely flowing through each injector line? All 8 injectors are getting fuel?
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Two little cast covers top of pump, one is marked High Idle is steel, backing out the stud w/locknut raises RPM, fuel adjustment forward of high idle, aluminum casting, back out set screw/ lock nut to increase fuel rate.
I like the clogged return line, moreover the T-valve that the return line connects to has a restricter orifice in the flange, remove the valve and verify it's not blocked.
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Two little cast covers top of pump, one is marked High Idle is steel, backing out the stud w/locknut raises RPM, fuel adjustment forward of high idle, aluminum casting, back out set screw/ lock nut to increase fuel rate.
I like the clogged return line, moreover the T-valve that the return line connects to has a restricter orifice in the flange, remove the valve and verify it's not blocked.
Thanx Mike, that confirms my research. I backed out the fuel adjustment a total of 4 turns so far and still no black smoke so guess I'll go more? I have not touched the high idle adjustment until I have a good calibrated tach installed.

Engine now idles very smooth and doesn't sound like it's missing. I had to swap out the old 130 amp alternator with a 160 amp that had AC outputs on it. That turned out to be more of a job than I had planned on. The offset was different, the tabs different, etc... spent most the day making it work.

I purchased a new Stewart Warner tach and set it up on the alternator, I'm bench testing before I replace the old stock one. I believe Leese-Neville's are 12 pole? First trial run was good, tach works and very responsive but rpms too high so will check my math, dip switch settings and try again.

I'll check that return line, was hoping to do that today but the alternator/tach consumed most my time. I did visually inspect the supply and return lines and they appear to have been replaced in the last couple of years and are in good shape and dry.
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I have seen new hoses get a fold of rubber over the fitting when it was installed,blocking the hose.
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Remove the Aneroid and hose if it's on the pump, that po$ can restrict rack travel.
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It's function is to reduce fuel rate until boost is up, block the hose source too w/ a pipe plug in the intake manifold. N/A pumps have the cover for the opening.
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Remove the Aneroid and hose if it's on the pump, that po$ can restrict rack travel.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Caterpillar...oAAOSwA3dYf6MV
It's function is to reduce fuel rate until boost is up, block the hose source too w/ a pipe plug in the intake manifold. N/A pumps have the cover for the opening.
Update; I tried to remove the Aneroid but when I lift it I see a bellows attached, the base won't lift off the pump? I tried wiggling and rotating but cannot seem to get it off the pump? Any tricks here?

ALSO - Finally got the test tach installed and used a GPS to verify I am getting max RPM at highway speeds. The rear (according to placard) is a 4.89 but I'm seeing top speeds of 58mph @ 2800rpm Someone with an 83FC & a 4.89 tell me you get more than that?? From what I'm seeing cruise would be around 50mph???? Something can't be right? Torque convert not locking up? Rear end changed?
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Clean up the area, too much 'stuff' around the work site.
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The aneroid, or FRC is sitting in a fork in the pump mechanism; so you have to slide it to one of the sides; can’t remember if it’s left, right, forward or aft but move it each way and it should come out from under that fork.
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