164E 1972 - fuel injection re boot..

zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld
edited April 10 in RWD
My 72 164 e reminds me of a windows machine before I installed linux.
Worked just.
I feel like doing a megasqirt reboot but first I'd like to see it run..
Now I'm trying to get her going again after a period of "storage".
Fuel has been drained.
Fuel filters and fuel pump replaced. Lines blown out.
I get a nice hum from the pump as it powers up - but then it stops.
Disconnection the return flow pipe should mean that I get covered in fuel as I crank her over but.. just a dribble.
Have yet to force the pump to be on ...
Car "runs" if I use ether but no fuel out of the injectors?
Ideas please.
I was going to change the "computer" as I have a few and the pressure monitor.
Any other ideas.
/dlh.

Twas just stuck relays and blocked fuel lines. Must admit I'm warming to the mechanistically of the system - bits are rebuildable - so .. keeping it as it is till I run out of spares.

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  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld
    Here comes I head between legs......
    Its now running -
    Strange draining the tank to get the stale fuel out. leaves the tank empty.
    Cars don't run on an empty tank...

    Talk about dumb - too many projects on the go in p//l

    Now to tidy up my install of the holden fuel pump and reposition the fuel filter under the bonnet.
    And fill the car with 98 octane fuel and fuel preservative.
  • Lol, at least it was easy!
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld
    Yes - I think everything else was fixed in the previous attempts when the fuel was bad - read foul.
  • Found these on the web for next time -

    w107.pbworks.com/f/DJetronic.pdf

    Also, at k-jet.org/documents/other-documents/ is the "The Volvo Problem Solver" PDF file, which covers most RWD models.
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  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld
    Kool thanks. I used the 1970s volvo publication "volvo fuel injection fault tracing" with goofy vikings on the cover. Brilliant publication.
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld
    Well after much tooing and frowing from Tassie to Qbyn the 164e is finally running. I needed an extra pair of hands. Thanks @1971_144GL . Fuel lines blocked from engine back. Blew them out.
    Checked the relays and wiring. moved the earthing from the rusty battery base. and to the smell of ejected stale fuel it all worked.
    Now fixing the brakes so it can be mobile!
    Robegads
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld
    been driving round the yard testing the brakes - all OK.

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    They do look good from the rear with the thin bumpers.

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    At some earlier stage the car was lowered and konis fitted all round

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    Engine is clean. moved the filter to make it more accessible.
    Running a Commodore fuel pump with pre-filter to keep the tank grub out.

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    Using this stuff with great success. Its inhibited and I don't seen to get the brake problems I have had before with more corrosive brands.

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    I think the major lowering and other mods were doe at capital suspension in November 99

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    Nuff said - old brake fluid is horid. almost as bad as old fuel
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    With her/his/its mates
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    vented front disks
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  • Wow some nice projects going on there!
    zzdhalla
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld
    Wow some nice projects going on there!

    Thanks It is getting there finally
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld

  • The only thing I have issue with there is they say the early wheel with 5x114.3 bolt pattern fit “early 140/164 with drum brake rear axle”...140/160 all had disc rear brakes and 5x108 wheels. Only the 120s and earlier 1800s had the 5x114.3 bolt pattern.
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Oatlands Tasmania,..... and Muniganene in Qld

    The only thing I have issue with there is they say the early wheel with 5x114.3 bolt pattern fit “early 140/164 with drum brake rear axle”...140/160 all had disc rear brakes and 5x108 wheels. Only the 120s and earlier 1800s had the 5x114.3 bolt pattern.

    In Oz but what about Europe? I'd expect the first few to be 120 based.

  • The only thing I have issue with there is they say the early wheel with 5x114.3 bolt pattern fit “early 140/164 with drum brake rear axle”...140/160 all had disc rear brakes and 5x108 wheels. Only the 120s and earlier 1800s had the 5x114.3 bolt pattern.

    In Oz but what about Europe? I'd expect the first few to be 120 based.

    No...the 140 was introduced with 4-wheel disc brakes worldwide AFAIK
    egads
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