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  1. Just in case anyone is interested ..... I took the injectors to be checked and one was totally seized up. No matter how much pressure the guy put into it nothing came through. His diagnosis was that in cranking the engine the pressure built up behind this injector which ultimately caused the pump to crack.
  2. Yes. Was running for about 10 mins. Thinking all was fine I packed up to leave and then it started spluttering and cut out. It didn't start again and after hours of checking/testing injectors, the lifter pump etc finally decided to remove the injector pump .... to find the crack. Must be new but confused as to why it might suddenly happen.
  3. My first thought was that water might have got in and this may have frozen/caused it but at all times only red diesel seemed to be coming through. Plus the tank was polished last July. Two of the screws are out (not sure if you can see on pic 2) and slightly concerned where they ended up.
  4. Engine was running well but run out fuel. Filled up and got it going and then 10 minutes later cut out. It wouldn't restart and after much investigating found considerable amount of diesel found in the sump. Looked into a number of possible causes and then finally checked the injector pump and found this: The 3 people I have shown this to so far (includng Beta) have all said that they have not seen anything like this before. Questions are: 1 - Any idea how this might this have happened? A new pump is expensive and do not want a repeat if there mi
  5. Thanks all. Skin tank is bled and full. Will double check things again tomorrow. Been running with the thermostat out today so as not have that being a problem. Combustion test kit looks like a great idea. I have not seen that before. Will get on to ebay. Would a gas meter do the same thing I wonder? I have one of these.
  6. No smoke in the exhaust, no visible leaks anywhere, nothing in the oil. While the engine has been running no leaks and no topping up. Just tiny bubbles. Come back the next day and it needs a couple of litres. Runs really well too.
  7. When I say looks fine I mean the oil cap and dipstick. Adding just water at the moment and I know it looks a bit rusty. Full flush also needed. Will put antifreeze in once there are no bubbles. When you say water pump what is your thinking?
  8. It all looks fine. Nothing strange there.
  9. Following the fan belt breaking and engine overheating, we are regularly having to top up the water - daily and a couple of litres. Thinking (hoping) it might be an airlock I have removed the thermostat and watched it run for an hour or so. Bubbling slightly and foam. Can this be anything but the gasket?
  10. Can anyone help me find where the oil pressure switch is located on a Beta BV1903 engine. I can't find it. On the port side behind the alternators?
  11. Thanks all. Doing the packing is fine but just wanted to identify the make of stern gland if possible to be fully prepped.
  12. That is great - thank you. Do I assume the same kind of packing as the more common type (as long as I get the right size). And why is there grease coming out at the back as in the picture? I can't see what should be preventing this.
  13. Does anyone know what kind of stern gland this is? Is it a Cox Engineering? And any ideas of how to go about packing it. Is it standard packing?
  14. Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried the reverse polarity idea and no joy. Still clicks but no movement (so to speak). The bolts holding the toilet down to the tank are completly rusted and I couldn't shift them. I suspect will need to be drilled out in order to get at the pump. I can get the top two pump screws out but really struggle to see the bottom two without lift the whole unit up. So still looking for ideas before I get fully in there. I am going to: fill it with white vinegar and baking soda and leave to soak overnight have a gently hook around with a coat
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