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Old 10-05-2009, 09:06 PM
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ceased perkins diesel

i have a perkins diesel engine that i got running. it was ceased from not running for 20 years. i pulled the injectors out and filed the cylinders with diesel, let it sit for a few days and it cranked over after a few tries. it probably got a little bit of water in the cylinders, but not much.
so i got it running really well but when i was running it again tonight (first time in the dark) i saw sparks coming out of the muffler. lots of them.

could this be the piston rings coming apart because of rough cylinder walls or just a rusty muffler. theres about 5 feet of pipe including the muffler.

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:56 PM
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more than likely its just the rust in the pipe and muffler making the sparks.what do you plan to do with it? what size is it? i have a big v8 perkins engine it sounds awesome with straight pipes but its not really a engine you want in a truck good low end torque but thats about it
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i dont really know much about the engine other than its old and has 4 cylinders. its probably early 60s. im planing on putting it in my flat bed farm truck but if it decides to blow up then i need to find something else.

do rings spark a lot when there coming apart or do they just spark a little bit. im just trying to figure out whats up before i spend money on it. its going to need an injection pump soon.


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It's not the rings, brand new ones will do this thats why they put spark arresters on deisel generators.If it runs ok now it should be fine.
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Definately not the rings. If there was a ring problem remotelt bad, that diesel wouldn't run. No rings, no compression, no compression, no fire in a diesel engine.
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well thats good to hear. i was thinking it wasnt the rings because ive run it for almost 2 hours now and it still starts and runs just fine.

thanks for your help!
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