[T3] New pump different hic-ups

Tim Keohane rheorojo at frontier.com
Wed May 13 10:03:15 PDT 2015

I did do exactly that (run it at a higher rpm) and it cleared up. However on the next startup it reverted to the same thing. Each time it took longer to clear and now it hasn't cleared as we are loath to get hung up and/or cause any further unintended negative consequences. I'll also check the "shelf" set for identification. 
I'll take one injector. Do you have an estimate on shipping to 98239. N W washington state.
I can do paypal or send a cheque.
Thanks Tim
73 FI auto
On May 13, 2015, at 7:03 AM, Jim Adney wrote:

> On 12 May 2015 at 22:33, Tim Keohane wrote:
>> I went out and did as you suggested and checked the points, and
>> timing. Didn't check the fuel pressure. The pressure sensor is a good
>> one. I did, after re-connecting the cold start injector, while the
>> engine was idling pull the injector plugs one at a time and found on
>> 2,3,&4 the engine really struggled. On #1 it improved for a second or
>> two then dropped back to a poor idle. My guess is the injector is
>> stuck open. I'm not certain how they operate. I have not checked the
>> temp sensors as this just happened and previously it was running
>> better than it has for years. ( since before these injectors were
>> installed ) I have another set of 4 but they have been on the shelf
>> for several years. May be time to give them a test. 
> One possible cause of white smoke is a stuck, or sticky, injector. I 
> agree that your #1 injector may be sticky. That will make it much 
> more rich at idle than at speed, so I'd be tempted to take it for a 
> drive to see if it clears up with some running time.
>> I'm thinking I can attach them one at a time to the test stub between
>> 3 and 4. If they don't leak then they are good to go. If they leak
>> then pass. 
> Used injectors that have been stored dry will almost certainly leak, 
> and may also have internal rust that causes them to stick open. 
> Always store used injectors immersed in kerosene or diesel fuel. This 
> has a much better chance of preserving them.
> I have new injectors if you want one.
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