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06-10-2010 08:23 PM
chuckg5 Great suggestions, many thanks!
tommorow I'm going down to the boat and try all of this.
06-10-2010 06:52 PM
okawbow I have an Albin diesel that takes quite a while for the fuel to get from the high pressure pump to the injectors after air has got to the system. When I see fuel coming out; is is only small drops that are spit out, not a lot of fuel. I doubt there is a problem with your pump.

Try starting at the filter, and bleeding the system to the h/p pump. Take the h/p fuel lines off the top? of the pump and see if you get fuel. If you do; put the lines back on and pump until you get fuel to the injectors. Mine takes about 30 seconds of hand cranking to fill up the lines. Be sure your fuel lever is at least 1/2 and the kill pull is off and hasn't slipped somehow.
06-10-2010 11:13 AM
Faster Be sure to have the RW intake valve isolated during all this extended cranking!!
06-10-2010 09:16 AM
kd3pc call Bob or his son at

American Diesel Corp
PO Box 1838 (Rt. #3 North)
Kilmarnock, Va. 22482
Phone: 804.435.3107 Fax: 804.435.6420

he will know and he has the parts - I would guess a broken spring in the injector pump...he is the god of Lehman...did a ton of work while they were Ford...
06-10-2010 08:49 AM
chuckg5 has anyone had this problem?
06-09-2010 09:41 PM
chuckg5 friday i'm going back to the boat and take another look.
they don't make ford lehmans anymore, so parts are gold
thanks, Gene!
06-09-2010 09:32 PM
Gene T If the injector pump is not pumping then it is either plugged, broken or not turning. Unless I am missing something. Injector pumps are expensive and difficult to rebuild so lets hope it's something else.

06-09-2010 09:05 PM
chuckg5 Hi, Gene
thanks. it has two bleed screw heads on the pump and fuel comes pouring out but it doesn't come out the loosen injector line.
06-09-2010 07:11 PM
Gene T I guess you could have a problem with the injector pump. Should be a bleed screw on it an you can crack the lines coming out to check.

06-09-2010 07:03 PM
chuckg5 first thing my wife asked, topside.
seems she remembered two years ago when wind and current were pushing us toward land and i dove down to start the engine and it wouldn't start. I thru out the anchor-swearing a bit- and took awhile to discover the pulled out shut off cable. hasn't happened since!
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