Yeah, every time.
Man, I got a lot done over the last few days. I thought the rebuild would be the harder part, but it hasn't been as bad as I thought.
When last we spoke, I had just magicked the y-bridge back together.
|If you don't believe in magic, go ahead and try it yourself|
Working back out and trying to go in reverse order according to my notebook, it was time to rebuild the fuel system.
A couple of pointers.
Don't torque anything until you are sure you have everything where it goes. I forgot to put the bracket that goes on the driver's side common fuel rail and had to pull it off. Take detailed notes, better than mine, about the order in which you removed the fuel lines, it will help.
|I think the coolant line to the turbo (the one with tape on it) should be first.|
|The line from the CP3 pump to the driver's side rail is a good next. Note the bracket that attaches with the rail|
This is the next picture I took. Fuel system is largely put together and I had the air intake tube in as well as the thermostat housing on.
Stay busy, stay warm.
|The wires to the right of the thermostat housing were hanging down. Make sure to put them up before attaching the thermostat housing.|
At this point I was just following the sequence in the notebook. I took a couple pictures when I remembered to. They were somewhat random. Hypothermia will do that to you.
I'll try to remember what I was thinking.
In this first one, you will see the glow plug controller bracket and sub bracket on. Not that I connected the fuel lines. That was premature. I connected them before I put the bracket in place, then disconnected them to put the bracket on and reconnected them. Then, I ended up disconnecting them again later to get the lines to the controller. Just leave them disconnected until the entire glow plug controller is on and connected.
Fuel filter bracket.
|Just pretty I guess.|
I put in the glow plugs. Then prior to installing the ignition wiring harness, I pulled the retaining nuts off. Notice the heat shield surrounding the exhaust manifold? There is a gap between the manifold and the shield. It's a pretty small gap. There is really only one nut in the entire engine bay that could fall into that gap and cause you to pull off the heat shield to get it out.
|Guess which nut. Go ahead.|
|Looks easy enough.|
|Like an octopus attacking the engine.|
Take lots of pictures.
|The big fucking metal thing in question|
|As I left it today.|
For those playing along with the home game, these are my notes. I won't call this a how-to article until it fires up and works. Until then, this isn't what to do so much as what I did.