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Another timing issue?

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  1. Ian Yeates

    Ian Yeates New Member

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    Hi, I am new to this forum, the timing or so I assume is somewhat less than desirable. The old Series 2a diesel 2.25 is smoking like a train, how I got to where I am.
    * When I bought it, about 6 weeks ago, it came with loads of receipts for the engine rebuild all machining work done last year. it started second time every time it was started, however it billowed white smoke (when cold & hot), so I thought ah! Simple injection timing issue. well I Couldn't get it, either smoking with power ( well not like the defender TD5) but some, or get rid of the smoke and no power.
    * so next I stripped the camshaft drive timing chain cover off, checked the cam/valve timing, thought great cracked it, it was a tooth out, timed the cam/valves up using DTI, and a protractor on the crankshaft. Spent some time double checking when valves opened and timing marks on the flywheel and TDC, when all double checked good reassembled it, she fired up first turn, this time black smoke, tried retiming the injector pump, couldn't get it. SO! STOP, I thought, think! Being as I had just shifted the cam round I thought it may be logical the injection drive shaft would now be out of position.
    * next out came the injection pump, and hey! The drive was out of position. So I retimed that in, now I have the injection pump back in and timed up. Primed the diesel through to the injectors, now it is a complete bugger to start, and still loads of (now) grey smoke.
    More instalment will follow,
    please feel free to comment, sympathy and advise greatfully received!
    The joys of a 50 odd year old Landy...
     
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    Has it done much mileage since rebuild, are compressions all been tested , and injectors, best post this in the series section also the search is good , I think you’ll find a few other people have smoky series :D
     
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    Only done few hundred miles since full engine rebuild, starting to question whether the rest of it was put together well! I've seen others not fit piston rings properly before, don' want to strip it and won't until I have checked further, I really didn't want another project but I think I have one now....
    Still no matter I am going to gave another go at the injection timing, when I get time. The injectors were high on my list of suspects so i'll whip them out and chech them too. Thanks for your reply, I wll try to figure out where the series section is and post the 2a related stuff on there later, again when I get the time
     
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