Diesel "Ping"

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Diesel "Ping"

Postby haroldcr » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:44 pm

I've been running the old Land Cruiser on WVO and RUG. I mix 3 quarts of RUG, 1 gallon of Diesel to 5 gallons of WVO. Starts good, runs good. Just a little blue smoke until operating temp is near normal.

I have "Diesel Clatter", from the engine, which I'm not sure if that is "Pinging" or just typical worn engine clatter ??? I know Ping in Gas engines, but, know nothing about Ping in Diesels ???
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Postby SunWizard » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:04 pm

Compare the sound to running on 100% diesel, thats what it should sound like. No comparison to gas engine ping, diesels are always much louder.
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Postby haroldcr » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:30 pm

It's a little quieter than running on Diesel, but more noticable when not directly under load ??? It's a little difficult to describe.
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Postby froggo » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:21 am

Hi haroldcr,

I'm running a HJ45 Landcruiser. My injectors were serviced before I started running on wvo and my vehicle is making the same sound.

The sound you hear, I believe is just injector hammer. We have needle type injectors and the hammer seems to be louder on wvo. I thought it was strange also but I'm not worried about it. If anything it sounds like they are working better with the greater viscosity of wvo. It could even be the injector pump is making better fuel pressure with the thicker wvo.

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