So, its been a while
I know, I'm getting old and prefer to stay inside where its warm. Anyhooo decided it was time to make a bit of progress with the FD for 2017.
Before getting into some serious stuff, I had Pip at WGT give the engine a quick review. Alarmingly he discovered that whilst it is way too rich at the bottom and middle range (ha anyone who has followed me can testify to that
), it leaned out significantly at the top end
Phew saved an engine.
So we know the fuel system is good, and the injectors are big enough 850's and 1680's, so it must be the 'stuff' delivering the fuel.
Whipped out the in tank 044 to discover it had vibrated down on its hanger and the filter (sock) was squashed against the bottom of the fuel baffle. Couple of jubilee clips later and a few measurements meant that was fixed.
Next the fuel filter. This was changed for an aftermarket high flow filter when the Diff was changed about 3 years ago. Unfortunately it was mounted in the stock position above the diff.
With the help of Clive's Very long Pliers I managed to remove the filter without removing the diff.
Filter was pretty gungy, so that would also contribute the starving the injectors.
New filter and housing fitted and off back to Pip's to see the results.