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Mint, thanks!

Scavenged another pump from Pick a Part that builds vacuum turning by hand, so will swap it out.

 

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Chaps, how can I make diesel thinner? I need it more viscous ASAP as the 15 metre long fuel line from the tank to my home diesel heater is too small in I/D so the fuel will not pass through it without suction.

I'll order some bigger copper fuel line (currently ~ 10mm O/D) but I need a quick win to get us through the next 14 days until the new fuel line arrives

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22 minutes ago, Unclejake said:

Chaps, how can I make diesel thinner? I need it more viscous ASAP as the 15 metre long fuel line from the tank to my home diesel heater is too small and the fuel will not pass through it without suction.

I'll order some bigger copper fuel line (currently ~ 10mm O/D) but I need a quick win to get us through the next 14 days until the new fuel line arrives

Kerosene seems to be used a lot to thin out diesel for icy climates, it's also the go for thinning out waste vegetable oil fuel I've read.

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Not without more fuel line.

The sun is out , it's nice and warm.... so the heater is working now, which is good. It's just a bit of a shame it doesn't always work when it's cold

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Roger that. Shiloh is onto it with kero. 

If you're friendly with a pilot that has jet a1 on the island that is another option.

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Hey very basic question but im new to diesel life, whats a good oil to roll in the older 2l Hilux? Averaging a oil change every 3 months as am covering a few Ks commuting so happy to buy good shit if its doing a good job.

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9 hours ago, Geophy said:

Hey very basic question but im new to diesel life, whats a good oil to roll in the older 2l Hilux? Averaging a oil change every 3 months as am covering a few Ks commuting so happy to buy good shit if its doing a good job.

From my economic point of view, whatever name brand is on 50% special at repco/supercheap at the time is what goes in.

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10 hours ago, Geophy said:

Hey very basic question but im new to diesel life, whats a good oil to roll in the older 2l Hilux? Averaging a oil change every 3 months as am covering a few Ks commuting so happy to buy good shit if its doing a good job.

I just buy these when they are on special

 

https://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/p/penrite-penrite-hpr-diesel-15-engine-oil-15w-50-10-litre/123726.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw-5v7BRAmEiwAJ3DpuDDvx548tQl1dfMzK41q_chfYvEaeTyw0EmC4dhss4r84a9z7NQMixoCZtMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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11 hours ago, Geophy said:

Sweet done will get some this week

Wait for a special / shop around, I got my oil last week for half price. 

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Any fancy tricks for finding air leaks in the fuel system?

If I leave my 300tdi for a couple of days the filter fills with air extending cranking time.

I'm guessing there is a leak either in the injector pump or a hose along the way?

I have so far replaced the spill lines as they looked suspect and there are no external signs of diesel leaking.

Side note, priming the air out still doesn't make it start first pop, possibly a seal in the pump itself?

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