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Slow Speed Diesel Engines => Changfa Engines => Topic started by: Willw on September 25, 2019, 11:32:24 PM

Title: Happy Birthday
Post by: Willw on September 25, 2019, 11:32:24 PM
Arriving a few days early for my upcoming birthday was my Changlaifa ZS1130 diesel.
Upon getting her home I opened the crankcase and checked for any contaminants. I found none so I filled her with oil and buttoned her back up. Then I put water in the hopper and fresh diesel in the tank and attempted to hand start her as I had no battery cables to attach to the starter. After many attempts by me as well as both my sons, and even though the sound of the injector could easily be heard, and there was no shortage of compression, we just couldn't get it to fire.
Night was falling so we packed up for the day.
The following morning I pulled the top end and also removed the piston, expecting to find stuck rings or some other problem, but all appeared to be in order so I put it all back together and resumed cranking, but was still unsuccessful.
By now it was getting around midday and my brother-in-law dropped by. I explained to him all that had happened and then asked him if he would like to take a swing at it.
He did, and with me manning the decompressor and my son helping to hold the metal crate that the engine was bolted to, she fired on the 2nd attempt.
My brother in law is the bruiser in the dark blue shirt. (
Title: Re: Happy Birthday
Post by: veggie on September 26, 2019, 01:03:04 AM
Congrats !
Those engines are real beasts.
They can take a lot of abuse and still run for many years.

Looks good!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday
Post by: Willw on September 26, 2019, 10:56:56 AM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday
Post by: guest23837 on September 26, 2019, 02:09:35 PM
Is it starting normally now? It's a little beauty, happy birthday
Title: Re: Happy Birthday
Post by: Willw on October 02, 2019, 11:36:12 AM
Yes, it starts easier now. Thank you.
Sorry for the delayed response, I've been quite busy so I didn't check in for a few days.