Originally Posted by bkrizmanic
I have a 32 hp Universal Diesel
model 5432, I have been having problems with it for the last week, it started when the engine died in some rough weather
, I felt it was fuel
starvation and thought maybe I stirred up a bunch of junk in the tank, Changed both filters as well as cleaned the screen on the electric fuel pump
, the fuel
looks clean, no visible water
but it still seems like I have the same fuel starvation. Any idea's?
So it died but started again after some time? Did you bleed the system? An airlock is possible and would cause the engine to die again if the cause is sucking air in rough weather
. Was your fuel tank/day tank lowish at the time?
If it is an air/fuel leak in the lines somewhere you will be best to look for fresh diesel
on the engine body. Is the engine clean and clear so that you can easily notice a diesel bleed?
Also, I have not heard any questions about injectors. It seems to me that your injectors may very well be carbonised. I would pull one and check it. If carbonised then pull them all and clean, being VERY careful with the nozzles. Aggressive cleaning
can destroy the shape of the nozzle holes. It is skilled work, but can be done by an amateur if gentle. Also, is your temp guage and alarm
working accurately? It is possible that your engine is overheating
and dying on overheat but cooling
and starting again ok, only to repeat. Of course this is ruled out by a functional temp guage/alarm.