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05omegav6

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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #15 on: 01 April 2013, 00:13:08 »

Supersized onion bhaji goes to Mr Wood :y

Coolant temp not big surprise given thermostat stuck open, but culprit is the fuel pump... 120k from a pattern one :-\
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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #16 on: 01 April 2013, 00:18:20 »

Thanks for the input :y

Shall whip the pump out of the other one for now, but that's definitely the last time I wash my car during a bank holiday weekend ;D
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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #17 on: 01 April 2013, 00:42:18 »

Remove fuel pump fuse and (or) relay. Wait 1 hour. Instead of waiting you can release fuel pressure by pushing valve stem.
Try to start engine. Listen if it turns evenly. If some cylinder is "missing", belt is possibly broken, valves are bent.
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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #18 on: 01 April 2013, 00:50:40 »

Whilst cranking car, whack base of tank with a heavy object, fires instantly and runs fine, nice and smooth, pulls as expected :y
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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #19 on: 01 April 2013, 00:52:34 »

Yep its knowing where to hit it  ;) :y
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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #20 on: 01 April 2013, 01:06:45 »

Yep its knowing where to hit it  ;) :y
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About eighteen inches to the right of the towbar and as far under as you can get your foot whilst standing :y
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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #21 on: 01 April 2013, 01:18:20 »

Not too bad then. :y

Bahji bill paid on weds. :)
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05omegav6

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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #22 on: 01 April 2013, 14:08:15 »

Dats dat done :y

A couple of points worth noting...

1. the pump filter was in two pieces.
2. evidence of tiny metal particles in the filter and the tank itself. So guessing the pump had lunched itself trying to draw fuel past the lower half of the filter :-\ a bit like trying to drink through a straw with an ice cube stuck to it...

Any mileage in fitting an uprated pump? And any ideas where one might find one :-\ presumably need a higher pressure valve on the fuel rail to match it :-\
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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #23 on: 02 April 2013, 10:52:49 »

Given that Omega fuel pumps are bulletproof with reported failures on here not exceeeding the number of fingers on one hand, standard is fine and second hand is low risk (and clearly lower than pattern!  :y)
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05omegav6

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Re: Dead 3.2 Help...
« Reply #24 on: 02 April 2013, 13:34:55 »

Given that Omega fuel pumps are bulletproof with reported failures on here not exceeeding the number of fingers on one hand, standard is fine and second hand is low risk (and clearly lower than pattern!  :y)

Hmmm :-\ must be a plod thing... two out of two having had new pumps fitted at some point.

Still even a VX pump is still significantly cheaper than a VW diesel injector ;D
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