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  1. I was thinking about this. It takes a little time for unburnt diesel to exit the exhaust and so wondering how long this takes the OP to see smoke and then how long to start? I would be tempted to operate the lift pump until it feels hard and unresponsive after the engine is stopped. To make sure you have a complete lift pump quantity of fuel at pressure to overcome any leak. And try again when cold to see how pumps are required to get in the same state in the morning and compare. Or indeed any other time after stopping and starting a while later. If the fuel stop tap works this would also ensure fuel doesn't drain back into the tank, as well the return valve in the lift pump. I have known a return valve to fail in a lift pump. To be honest I thought these pumps were very sensitive to air such if any air got in them they would never start and require bleeding .
  2. The left hand gasket is at lift pump pressure depending on the fuel return pipe and where it goes. If you hand operate the lift pump you might/should see fuel weeping from here. Just seen Tony's post and my thoughts were also on insufficient bleeding. When you slacken off the high pressure unions, do you see much fuel dripping from these when cranking?
  3. Well advised. Mine started leaking from here after I re-arranged the pipes. The gasket is a thick cork one and allows movement, in my case lifted one side to cause a weep. The OP's photo does hint the same cause of leak.
  4. Before purchasing a relay, can you measure the voltage between glow plug and block when your ignition switch is in the heat position?
  5. Given housing and infrastructure hasn't kept up with population in recent times: http://home.bt.com/news/news-extra/this-is-how-much-the-uk-population-has-grown-over-the-last-50-years-11364069531812 It's hardly surprising. As you say it can only get worse.
  6. If that is the case then I apologise. Many marinas are such boaters aren't obliged to have a license, and so obtain week, or month licences to cover the time they are outside of the marina. There are some who live-aboard and never leave. I knew one who couldn't venture out for months due to river levels.
  7. Some do, and some don't. Some of the older ones, and their moorers, make no contribution to CaRT. Why do you think otherwise?
  8. What is ironic is the person who moves the minimum distance every 2 weeks is contributing to the waterways considerably more than those in marinas who don't pay a license, apart from the exceptional excursion on the canals. Yet it is those in marinas who seem to complain the most about CCers who are also holding down a job.
  9. On one car engine I had the followers were rather domed and flatted them on an oil stone. I'm not sure if it made much difference as what was really worn was the camshaft! Still, if you can get them out it's worth doing so and having a look at their state.
  10. I was thinking this myself, or drilling the old stud out meticulously and clearing the existing thread with a tap. One issue may be access but preferable to disturbing the head gasket.
  11. I presume you have a permanent mooring? I was taught evasion and avoidance were entirely different forms of tax reduction, one illegal, one legal, though the old K2 tax avoidance schemes are attracting a lot of attention. A lot of people have no interest in driving, but that doesn't stop them buying one and parking on the side of the road. There are places that only allow parking for a few hours, and in order for drivers to comply they have to move within that time. Or is that 'avoidance'?
  12. You are in just the one household? Isn't that still a 'single household'? Now if there were two independent families living there it would be called a 'dual' or 'multiple' household! ?
  13. I find it disingenuous for CaRT to interpret British Waterways v Davies Judgment to indicate "moving a vessel every 14 days on a 10 mile stretch of canal between Bath and Bradford on Avon was NOT use of the vessel bona fide for navigation". https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/67073/response/174565/attach/2/BW v Davies Sealed Judgment.pdf?cookie_passthrough says that Davies "moves the boat, usually a mile or two at a time, never remaining at any given mooring for more than 14 days". There was also "overstaying at moorings" and non payment of charges. Irrespective of the 'spirit of navigation' his movement was very limited indeed, plus he had history. This is a very polarised argument and there are three type of people involved. 1) Those with a permanent mooring paying between £1,500 and £3,000 per year enjoying hassle free mooring often with electric power and close to amenities. These people look down on those who are willing to move to boat to conform to the 14 day and other rules of navigation. Probably because they see those are bypassing mooring fees. 2) CCers who I would expect are a rare breed(?) who move around the UK who enjoy the way of life. I would be tempted to say most are temporary after retirement and return to land based accommodation after a few years. 3) Those attempting to conform to the CC rules while actually being based around some employment and shuttle between 3 or more points. They are denigrated by those who can get and afford moorings. Often they are in a circumstance where they cannot afford local housing. [1] My experience is that those who use rules to their advantages do best, whether in business or some other way. We choose to improve our lot, to ask and expect a pay increase, or some other feature that improves our quality of life. Those who disparage this form of behaviour and claim a moral high ground by making noises of the "spirit" of the rules are seen as short-sighted, moaners and a reflection of their own lives. It may be best to consider their own personal objectives, what they are doing and value their own time and quality of life rather than having concern of others. [1] Many years ago I worked away from home, and for a time I slept and fed myself in a van travelling back home at weekends. We were living hand to mouth and there was no way I could afford lodgings in the first month. I'm no longer in that position, yet I have sympathy for those who are now in that situation. Some of us seem keen to forget our own heritage.
  14. Assuming £45 is 45litres, and each litre has a calorific value of 10kWhr, you're burning 450kWhs of fuel, or continuous 2.7kW over the week. I might suspect that would be the case if it's several degrees outside, but I wouldn't have thought this rate of usage is typical?
  15. I think something like this instruction on how to bleed the BMC should be made a sticky, or perhaps an archive or similar? The subject often comes up and its a procedure anyone who changes a fuel component or filter should be aware of.
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