Monday April 20, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Dozer part arrived
I was surprised to find the dozer part I needed when I went to the mailbox this morning.
If I get a chance I’ll work on getting that part installed later today.
Removing the van’s radiator
But first I wanted to work on my van. I needed to drain the radiator fluid out and take stuff apart to get the radiator out so I can start working on my heating problem upgrade.
I need to get the parts I need for the upgrade ordered up. I plan to put a high volume water pump in with a high volume thermostat and a new fixed blade fan. And I also plan to move the radiator back towards the engine a few inches which I hope will improve the air flow into the radiator.
Putting the dozer back together
But I wanted to get the dozer solenoid installed and the dozer put back together so I got the tools together for that job and drove on over to where the dozer was parked.
I installed the part and turned the key to prime the injector lines. It took some time but eventually diesel started to come out of the injector lines so I tightened them up, or is it down. I tried the key and the engine started for a short time than stopped.
Forgot the valve
Oh, oh,….. oh, I forgot to turn the valve on under the fuel tank.
Once that was done I decided to try the key as I think these injectors are self priming as they have a fuel return line which means they should be able to pump the air out without me priming them.
All back together
Sure enough it started right up so I put all the other parts back on that we had to take off to get to things.
I picked up my tools and went on home with intentions of taking the radiator out of the van, but I just never got around to it and did some chair hopping instead.
And that was my day puttering around and getting some stuff done.