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Re: 3-53 Detroit puts out white smoke, warm or cold


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Posted by LJD on January 03, 2012 at 18:36:16 from (75.213.3.60):

In Reply to: Re: 3-53 Detroit puts out white smoke, warm or cold posted by fastorange on January 02, 2012 at 19:11:43:

You just need one special and it's cheap - or at least they used to be. Used to cost $10 but haven't had to buy a new one in many years.
It is an injector height gauge.

Your Detroit has a fuel injector pump for each cylinder and each is activated by a rocker arm - just as the valves are. The "rack" is a general reference to the arms and linkage you have to adjust. With the injectors - you use a small gauge that sets the proper depth of each injector. Depending on the engine and the injectors used - the gauge you need can vary. if your engine is all original, your manual should give you the gauge number. If not -you can go by the number on the fuel-injector-pump.

If you can't get a gauge - you can get that height spec and make your own.

Gauge looks like this - and they very by height.

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