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Which fuel pump?

Post by oilybox » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:48 pm

I've just bought on eBay a 1992 BX Meteor 1.9 Diesel, currently on approx 165,000 miles, ....which fuel pump is it most likely to have? Brilliant Bosch? ....or dreaded Lucas CAV?
Also what is the visual difference between the two?
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Post by docchevron » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:05 am

more likely to a bosch on the NA, although some had rotodiesel..
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Post by citronut » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:03 am

my old J reg NA had a LUCAS pump

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Post by Discoil » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:14 pm

Looking in my technicians handbook

Roto diesel has the cold start cable at the front nearest the radiator

Bosch has the cold start cable at the back nearest the engine
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Post by oilybox » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:21 pm

Good news! .... The Meteor has a Bosch fuel pump!..... Now to have a word with my Burger-van owning mate...
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Post by KevR » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:54 am

Not sure what the problem with the Roto-Diesels is supposed to be... I've got them on both the TZDs, one of which is at about 200,000, the other at 175,000, and the only problem I've had is a weep from one spindle shaft, cured in five minutes with a new 0-ring...
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Post by MULLEY » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:24 pm

How can you tell the difference between a roto & a lucas?
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Post by Way2go » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:28 pm

MULLEY wrote:How can you tell the difference between a roto & a lucas?
As posted above? :?
Discoil wrote:Looking in my technicians handbook

Roto diesel has the cold start cable at the front nearest the radiator

Bosch has the cold start cable at the back nearest the engine
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Post by MULLEY » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:15 pm

Aha, didn't spot that, erm, what does a cold start cable look like :oops:
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Post by Discoil » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:42 pm

MULLEY wrote:Aha, didn't spot that, erm, what does a cold start cable look like :oops:
Should have said :wink: Fast idle speed control
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Post by oilybox » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:43 pm

Hmmm! My Burger Van-owning mate uses oven chips, so I'll be tapping into the resources of the local chippy for my used veg oil then, it seems..... Not much cash left for fuel (of any sort!) til Thursday, and I want to be out driving my new acquisition instead of looking at it sat on the driveway....But at least I know I have the capability of running it on veg oil....
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Post by Discoil » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:49 pm

I stopped using chip oil in my motors but use it in strained form as lube oil in the chainsaw 8)
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Post by JayW » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:56 pm

oilybox wrote:Hmmm! My Burger Van-owning mate uses oven chips, so I'll be tapping into the resources of the local chippy for my used veg oil then, it seems..... Not much cash left for fuel (of any sort!) til Thursday, and I want to be out driving my new acquisition instead of looking at it sat on the driveway....But at least I know I have the capability of running it on veg oil....
Sounds remarkably like you're just gonna nip off down the chippy and pour it straight in! It's a little more complicated than that :lol: :lol: :lol:
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