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Engines / Diesel in sump?
« on: March 17, 2013, 03:40:34 PM »
Hi All
I'm new on here but I've had a look around and nobody seems to have posted anything about this, yet!
My sister has a Lister SR3, aircooled, on her narrowboat. The oil level has been rising slowly, of late, and the obvious conclusion is that Diesel has to be getting into the oil.
My question is this:- Is there a common cause for this?
I've had a quick look at the engine and the low pressure fuel feed disappears into the rocker covers, so I assume there must be a lot of stuff under there that normally lives in the open... eg injector pump, injector.
Is this stuff likely to be DIYable?
I can make brake pipes, in imperial sizes, including single or double flares and I can solder/braze, using gas welding equipment, but have never tried an injector pipe.
What do you guys think?
Thanks
Sparks

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