running with 3 not 4 cylinders

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al1200
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running with 3 not 4 cylinders

Post by al1200 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:54 am

Hi
Recently bought a smoking 1200 (literally), found that a cylinder ( nearest seat) was the culprit, I tested compression and was only 150 psi on that cylinder and 200 elsewhere. I got the injectors serviced as some pinholes were blocked.
My questions are this
Is it OK to bypass this cylinder by connecting injector pipe to leak off pipe with rubber pipe, and removing injector. And running tractor on 3 not 4 cylinders until I find time to strip engine?
Also do you think diesel will burn at 150 psi or not?
Thanks Al

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ollek
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Re: running with 3 not 4 cylinders

Post by ollek » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:21 am

Do not run the engine with only 3 cylinders. Doing so will put stress on bearings and can even result in failure of the crank shaft. Plugging the pipe from the injection pump to the injector will damage the injector pump.

al1200
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Re: running with 3 not 4 cylinders

Post by al1200 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:06 pm

OK thanks

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