Surprises with new Delica - Fuel injection and coolant

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Surprises with new Delica - Fuel injection and coolant

Postby zapizoid » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:13 pm

So I'm trouble shooting my delica starting a... uh a little rough as soon as temperature drops, and there a lot of awesome threads here for helping me out. But then I came across two odd things that i doubt many other people have come across.

a) return fuel rail on injectors might be on upside down? the return line that goes back to the IP is off the third injector instead of the second like I'm seeing in images online... Is this negligible? Or a huge red flag? I have no idea... Just got the injectors tested. have reinstalled them and realized the rail from my before pictures was different. Should I flip it back around?

b) I found a set of vice grips crimping a coolant hose on one side of a tee that's attached to an aftermarket coolant heater i've found installed. I'm assuming this was a quick fix to some leak. I haven't had any overheating problems. Haven't been driving it enough to observe any coolant loss. I guess I'm asking if I'm looking in the right direction in regards to this being a leak. (This subject I haven't done a lot of due diligence with looking into yet as i'm focusing on the starting.)

Anyways! Thought I'd just throw this out there, and now i gotta get back to testing my glow plugs.

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Surprises with new Delica - Fuel injection and coolant

Postby Growlerbearnz » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:23 pm

I've only ever seen the return line coming off the third (counting from the front) injector, both in person and when looking at pictures in Google Images just now. Perhaps take a second look at the pictures you're seeing- the black cam belt cover is the front of the engine ;-)

The vice grips sound like the red flag here. Checking out the rest of the engine sounds like a good idea!
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Surprises with new Delica - Fuel injection and coolant

Postby zapizoid » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:21 pm

Ya, i pulled off the return rail and realized how it works and confidently put it back together. :) I have a tendency to mix up little menial things.

A red flag for sure. I made this purchase while working crazy hours and didn't do my diligence before picking it up. Finding the Coolant line crimped was pretty alarming. Especially seeing rust on the vice grips. They sellers seemed very genuine and honest but you never know. :-(
Im sure the A/C has been removed from my vehicle. I'm curious if coolant would be used anywhere along the A/C system. Following the coolant line is pretty tricky and it looks like its going somewhere towards the front grill passenger side. To see the rest I need to pull things apart. If I figure it out tonight I'll try and give an update.


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