|Posted: May 03 2007 at 14:34 | IP Logged
So, there seems to be no one else in you small group that is running the 8.2L Detroit Diesels. Well I’m going to tell you what I found anyway because I feel we need some activity on this form.
I have been studying my the motor manual that I bought on eBay and I’ve learned that these engines have a high pressure gear type fuel pump that pulls the fuel into the engine and pushes it up to the heads where a cam shaft opens the injectors as required. There is very little sensitivity to a little air in the system. However, the best thing I found was in the back of a small booklet that I found on the boat. The booklet is a Detroit Diesel Allison “Owner’s and Operator’s Guide” about my “Fuel Pincher Diesel” engines. Near the back (page 17) I found the “Procedure for Restarting an Engine That Has Been Run out of Fuel”. The short story is (after filling all filters with clean fuel) to remove a ¼ inch pipe plug from the secondary filter cover, and using a hand pump, pull through/out about two quarts of fuel (and entrapped air). Then remove the pump and replace the plug and start the engine.
I feel much better about the situation now. In fact, that discovery really made my day! I have not as yet learned anything about the governor because that is not covered in any of the manuals I have acquired. But, that will come eventually I’m sure.
David M. Oates
42 Uniflite SE II, Adventure
San Francisco Bay Area