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Thank you Kretslopp you are a diamond...

The engine was cold when I did the diagnostic and reading the nanocom document, with a fully warmed engine the static timing should be 45-55%.

Over the weekend, I will take the Rangie for a run to warm it up fully and then do the test again and see what I get... hopefully within the 45-55%.

I am going to look into the SWG set point, as you say, this is an obvious issue here, hopefully this is something that just needs adjusting rather than a component failure.

I will update the thread over the weekend when I have redone the test...
 

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Yes maybe the readings will make more sense then.

I am starting to believe though that your fault codes are telling a story, that one leads to the other.
That is, if I may speculate, the 4th injector needle sensor is fine, but the ECU detects a discrepancy between it and the crank sensor due to the real fault which probably lies within the FIP.
 

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Update:

I have spoken to the Fuel Injection Specialists that refurbished the pump and after a long discussion, they are hinting that it may not have been timed properly when put back on the vehicle. They inform me that this was another garage and have given me the telephone number for them. They seem to think that I may get these errors logged if the timing was out a tooth or so... Because I do not know enough about it, I will have to check more into it....

So the plan now, is to take it for a drive to warm it up fully and then retest it with the diagnostic machine and see what values I get. Then on Monday, I will call the garage that fitted the FIP and see if they are willing to check the timing... if not then it will have to be a local garage.

Fingers crossed..... I will update the thread next week when I have accomplished something...
 

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I sure hope it is the timing.

1. When the pump specialist you spoke to mentioned it was maybe one tooth off he might have referred to the Bosch pumps without a woodruff key on the pump shaft which can be tricky to time correctly.

This pump has a woodruff key on the shaft which makes it somewhat easier when only swapping pumps to get it back in where it’s supposed to be placed in the gear that is hanging on a special socket. Easier, not fool proof since I myself failed completely with that, jamming the wood ruff key into the gear and tightened the nut and then spent weeks trying to find out why the engine smoked so much white....
Static timing is set by turning the pump towards or away from the engine.

2. However if he meant a tooth off on timing in regards to the timing chain on the pump gear? Then there is a lot more work to set that correctly.

When turning the engine by hand to lock it in TDC cyl 1, some say that you should never turn the engine backwards contrary to what it actually says in the workshop manual since worn timing chains can jump over a tooth.
If the work shop that swapped the pump either dropped the gear in the timing case or in fact got the chain to jump one tooth? Yeah, then timing is certainly off.

I snapped a picture of my pump timing kit. What you see below the casing is everything needed to time the pump aside from standard tools. I had to modify the indicator adapter and also make my own “rods” from 6mm screws.
The locking pin for the crankshaft is to the right. Forgot to buy one so I made one myself.
8mm hole in flywheel/driveplate
10,5mm -ish hole in bell housing.
Not pretty but it works.
With this modified kit no injector lines need to be removed.
 

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Hi,
Any updates on how/whether you resolved the issue?
 

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Thanks for the reply Richard.

I will try and drop the tank tomorrow, its only got about quarter of a tank of fuel in it, I will use a large trolley jack and blocks to lower the tank gently down.
Will update the thread tomorrow evening.

Cheers all...
Sounds like your air problem is probably related to the bad overflow hoses you’re replacing, or the inlet or outlet of the auto clicker fuel injection pump since that was removed and put back in place and afterwards this problem began.
 
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