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Old 27-03-2016, 11:02   #16
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Re: Fuel shut-off solenoid leaking. Ideas??

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Old 27-03-2016, 12:34   #17
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Re: Fuel shut-off solenoid leaking. Ideas??

Thanks Jim...and bless you for dissing the Westerbeke part at $600! What a shock that was...esp since we just paid $1000 to have the fuel injector pump rebuilt. We are in the Bahamas/Abacos so not sure I will be able to find a pump shop here. I will call the shop in FLL tomorrow and hope they can help. Happy Easter!
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ok....your trouble shooting indicates that it is NOT the solenoid. The leak appears to be from an adjustment screw in the governor cover above solenoid. Noiw what?
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there is a fuel pressure "switch" in the high side of the injector pump. but it is usually on the lower side of an adaptor it is screwed into. the adaptor is for it and a bleeding screw. if fuel is appearing on top of that adaptor, the fuel is probably coming from the governor housing or higher. a fuel shutoff solenoid would be incorporated on the pickup side of the lift pump. If its the pressure switch fix it, you don't want to bypass it. a little thread sealant might work. If it's the shut off solenoid bypass it till you can get another one. the engine is stopped by a shut off in the injection pump...mechanical not electrical.
It looks like the leak is coming from an adjustment screw in the governor cover. Above the solenoid. Not sure what the screw adjusts. Thoughts????
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Re: Fuel shut-off solenoid leaking. Ideas??

Believe that would be the full load adjusting screw. There is an excellent descriptn of the VE pump here:
http://www.dieselduck.info/machine/0...ion%20Pump.pdf


Also looks like there is a seal ring that seals the screw, available in a kit from these guys: https://www.hansautoparts.com/BoschRebuildKit.aspx for 16.00
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Thank you. I have an email in to the company that reconditioned the pump in December. I hoped that I could back off the screw and apply thread sealant, but it sounds like it may require a new seal.
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Dear Hellow Sailor,

A bit of sour grapes?

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Miriam Webster and both agree that "sour grapes" is totally baffling here.


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Believe that would be the full load adjusting screw. There is an excellent descriptn of the VE pump here:
http://www.dieselduck.info/machine/0...ion%20Pump.pdf


Also looks like there is a seal ring that seals the screw, available in a kit from these guys: https://www.hansautoparts.com/BoschRebuildKit.aspx for 16.00
Jim,
You are right on. Thanks, The company that serviced the fuel injector pump 3 months ago is sending me a supply of replacement o-rings. For now, I was able to secure a hose over the screw and divert the leak to a small container.
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