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    I used simple green. I am sure there are other products, but the Army bought it by the truck loads, and it works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyfang View Post
    I used simple green. I am sure there are other products, but the Army bought it by the truck loads, and it works very well.
    Cool, I have plenty of this stuff! We buy it by the gallon from Sams Club. Going to rinse it all off today.

    Also, thanks for the files. Lots of real good information in there. Going to dig into it & see if there are some detailed drawings of the injection pumps.

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    Simple Green or Purple Power is all I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamawieb View Post
    Simple Green or Purple Power is all I use.
    Howdy,
    Good stuff, cleans it all up good too.
    ~~Later Mike

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    So over the past few days, I got everything back together & washed it a few times. A good chunk of the oil is cleaned off. Figure it will burn off the rest when I get it running hot again.

    Ran it for about 5 minuets. Noticed a fuel leak again but from the other injection pump now & it's much worse.

    I'm a bit baffled as to where the fuel is coming from. It's definitely fuel & not oil.

    Going to go back out & look at everything again but this time I made sure that EVERYTHING was attached & tight. Has to be something dumb as it usually is.

    Will post some pictures later.

    UPDATE: Pictures!
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    Found what I think was the leak both times.

    I was using the pinch type hose clamps to hold the hose on the nipple of the injection pumps. When clamping the injections pumps down, it was also pressing the tabs of the hose clamps.

    Because the fuel was then coming out of the line right where it met up with the body of the injection pump, it made it seem as if the fuel was coming from the injection pump body.

    Ran it for 45 minuets with the doors open at full load to burn off the oil residue still on the engine.

    My battery hold downs work okay, but with all the oil in there, the batteries are still moving around a lot. Going to go ahead & get some proper hold down boxes for them.

    Hopefully the engine area around the injectors will dry out good. Going to leave a fan running to try & help. Not sure if it will. Once it is bone dry, I can run again to be sure there's no leak.

    UPDATE: Below is a picture of the pinch type clamp. When they were straight up & down, you can see how they would be pinched by the clamp for the injectors. Now with them sideways, it doesn't.
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    May want to take carburetor cleaner and spray it where the diesel is because diesel wont dry out. It will stay wet looking for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamawieb View Post
    May want to take carburetor cleaner and spray it where the diesel is because diesel wont dry out. It will stay wet looking for a long time.
    And be sure it is the "NON CHLORINATED" type. It should say non chlorinated on the can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamawieb View Post
    May want to take carburetor cleaner and spray it where the diesel is because diesel wont dry out. It will stay wet looking for a long time.
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    And be sure it is the "NON CHLORINATED" type. It should say non chlorinated on the can.
    I only use the non-chlorinated type. I wasn't sure if it would cause any issues but I don't see why it would. I'll spray it good & let it dry out for a day or so before using it.

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    Well, got about 28 hours on it this past weekend. No real big problems.

    Battery hold downs I made just weren't doing the job as I liked so I went ahead & did order the Ballistic Fabrication ones. Installed them yesterday after painting them.

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    Way better than what I made. Super solid. Just drilled 4 holes in the bottom of the housing to match the pattern on the battery holders. Tightened the nut & bold to the battery holder first, then a second nut under the generator so that the holder has some standoff from the bottom in case of fluids in the bottom of enclosure.

    Made some more minor adjustments to the doors & fuel cap to keep the rattles down. Some of the hinges on the doors are very worn making a lot of noise. Might replace them one day.

    Will be using it again this weekend. Happy it all seems to be running well as this is the time of the year I really need it at my off grid place to stay cool. South Texas is a little hot in the summer.

    To help keep it from wet stacking, I run the electric heater I installed for the winter on low & the two A/C units I have still keep up but it put's about an 90% load. You can see a bit of white smoke & it burns off in 10-15 minuets.

    The planning & hard work is all coming together. Thanks again everyone for the help! My next trip out I may take a video of what I have it running out there & will share. I did make a little video showing how to use auxiliary fuel hookups... might seem dumb to everyone here but I wasn't able to find a lot of information on exactly how it works before I took the plunge into the surplus generator world.


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