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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

345 update.

Evening All .......

Another update on 345 progress.

The fuel pumps and injectors have been dispatched today to Colchester Fuel Injection for overhaul and should take around 3 - 4 weeks to complete then another week to refit the to power unit. The loco will then go back on the load bank for further testing and setting up.

The cost for overhaul and repair of fuel pumps and injectors will be around £4500 - £5000 pounds.

During the few weeks whilst injectors and fuel pumps are away I intend to bore scope the cylinder lines to check for any damage or distress on piston crowns and liners and carry out assessment on the wear on the engine.

On Sunday I stripped and repaired the low water level switch and wiring to the switch which was causing WTR relay to remain energized even when coolant header tank was empty. The wiring issue was also probably causing the high water temperature switch not to function correctly as its operated via the same relay I will test this next time I am at Barrowhill.

I will keep you posted as further news come in on 345.

Reminder to everyone D335 will be operating during the diesel gala this weekend check the ELR website for further details.



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