Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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After a time sitting my engine quit abruptly underway. Spent 30 hours sailing 40 miles in 0 - light wind. I bled the engine numerous times and changed all filters. HOWEVER. When I crack the fuel line to the injectors no fuel comes out. After much reading and my limited knowledge of engines I have concluded the injector pump is not pumping. Does this sound correct? If so I am wondering if anyone has gotten their injector pump rebuilt and wondering the cost and if it's fairly easy to take the pump off myself. I'm out cruising now and have limited time to be engineless without great hardship. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The above advice is all spot on, but I thought I'd chuck this in: How much fuel are you expecting to come out when you say "crack the fuel line"??
Try this first:
1. Disconnect the fuel lines at the injectors completely
. Cap off the injectors so you don't get anything in them.
2. Put a clean rag under the ends to catch any fuel that comes out.
3. Have someone crank the engine - for several seconds. You should see tiny
spurts of fuel out the end of each fuel line.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 09-29-2010 at 08:06 PM.