I have recently purchased a VP 2002 to replace the VP2001 that's fitted in my boat
as I feel it's rather under powered (Newbridge Pioneer 26).
Before fitting it I decided it would be a good idea to run it up on a cradle
at home. It fired up after a few turns and immediately revved its self silly - I had to stuff a rag over the inlet to kill it.
Took the side cover off the engine
to expose the linkage to the fuel
rail expecting to find the linkage broken or disconnected but instead found the fuel
rail was jammed solid. Removed an injection pump
to discover it's obviously been replaced but but not lined up correctly when refitted and the pin on the pump
has missed the slot in the rail and subsequently bent the rail.
I have removed the rail, straightened it and refitted it along with all of the linkage behind the cover. Now operating the stop leaver moves the fuel rail all the way to rear of the engine
but moving the throttle lever doesn't seem to do anything.
Is the governor holding the fuel rail towards the front of the engine until it's started or does it sound like the governor has failed? Is there an easy way to check?
Thanks in advance