We haven't been on the best of terms lately I have to admit... let that innocent blue exterior fool me. There has been ample cursing , bloody knuckles and tears but today we finally reached an understanding in the re-installation of a rebuilt fuel
I put things back together properly and he comes to life once more.
First I messed up the torque on two banjo bolts... no fuel delivery
to the first two injectors. Next I bleed no fewer than three times. Next I adjust by a hair the alignment of the pump flange to the block. Finally, I sense life and keep turning it over until...
Anyway, after a rough start the blue devil is now running very nicely. It is pretty clear that the runaway I experienced was due to my overfilling the crankcase
($450.00 tuition rebuilding an injection pump that did not have a faulty governor!!
)At first the exhaust
was pretty dark and the exhaust
run-off was spitting out some dark solids but after awhile the exhaust semed to be comming cleaner. Time will tell, but I'm hoping I did no lasting damage (read- rebuild!) We'll see if I dodged a bullet.
What I learned:
DO NOT OVERFILL THE CRANKCASE!
How to bleed a Perkins
I can actually manage something mechanical unrelated to actual sailing which means I just might be able to manage this boat.
Once again, the joy of not having had to pay somebody to work on my boat.
Much thanks to the folks here and to my mates dockside.
A fine Saturday and I made a new friend... uh or fiend, I dunno...