This is my first post, but I have enjoyed reading many forums
on here. Very informative!
Question: I have removed my fuel
injection pump and had it rebuilt ready to reinstall after finding diesel fuel
leaking from the top/(stop/throttle controls) on a recent cruise
. Although a very difficult job to remove, it appears the spline can only go back in one way. However, the manual talks about aligning timing marks on the fuel pump
flange to ensure the timing is correct on re-installation. I did not see these when I removed it so I drew one with a sharpie. Unfortunately, the rebuild
company painted the pump and thus eliminated my handy alignment mark...
Bottom line: It seems hard to believe that I will not have this pump within millimeters of perfect even without this alignment as the three bolts holding it on only allow so much rotational play anyway (and only rotational play from what I can tell...) once the spline is engaged within the engine
. I assume the spline or motor
will not be damaged if I am off a millimeter or two one way or the other?
Any words of wisdom before I blindly go bolting this thing back on?
Thanks in Advance!