Just had the fuel injector pump rebuilt when reinstalling should I...

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gabriel.donnelly
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Just had the fuel injector pump rebuilt when reinstalling should I...

Post by gabriel.donnelly » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:37 pm

We first noticed some diesel in the bilge, We removed the engine cover and sure enough there was a steady stream coming from the front of the pump housing... a $550 bill btw :o ... My question, when reinstalling, should I do the fuel filter as well? Anything else? I mean this is the time to do it, it's not unbearably hot this time of year, it could almost pass for winter.

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-gabriel

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Re: Just had the fuel injector pump rebuilt when reinstalling should I...

Post by prjacobs » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:24 pm

Not sure if your engine is self bleeding, but whenever I work on the fuel system I've always replaced any filters, seals, etc which require the system to be bled after replacement. Yes, I'd change the filters.

gabriel.donnelly
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Re: Just had the fuel injector pump rebuilt when reinstalling should I...

Post by gabriel.donnelly » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:33 pm

Thanks. Yeah that's my plan of attack, and its a Volvo MD7a from the late 70's, I'm sure its not self bleeding, nothing's easy with her.

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Re: Just had the fuel injector pump rebuilt when reinstalling should I...

Post by Symystic » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:27 am

Just had mine rebuilt, tech at shop told me to be sure to fill it with fuel before install. Without fuel the pump has no lubricant. Motor runs great.

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