Spill Timing

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Merlyn
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Spill Timing

Postby Merlyn » Sat May 02, 2015 6:49 am

Who can remember the last time they did this? You maybe would have to have high hours displayed on your total time run hour meter ( like me ) to own up to doing this. Used to be a common thing to do, but nowadays not so it appears. Something else lost. Haven't done it for years. Still there though, just in case.
Remembering The Good Old days, when Chiefs stood watches and all Torque settings were F.T.

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Re: Spill Timing

Postby JollyJack » Sat May 02, 2015 8:03 am

Still a question in 3rd Class Motor.
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Re: Spill Timing

Postby Revolver » Sat May 02, 2015 4:43 pm

Not too long ago a C/E I was working with wanted to to this for the emerg. Gen (or Fire pump?) and I was really looking forward to seeing it done!
But...it was pushed back "we'll do it tomorrow, no the next day...", and then I got off...so I never got to see it (or know if it was actually done.)
It sounded fairly simple, shame I never got to see it.

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Re: Spill Timing

Postby JollyJack » Sat May 02, 2015 9:08 pm

It was a 2nd year Apprenticeship subject. Do we have Engineers now, or just spare parts fitters?
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Re: Spill Timing

Postby Merlyn » Sun May 03, 2015 3:33 am

When I started out we boys were told in 1960 that compared to old hands then we component changers or spare parts fitters. In my day we used to do this, we used to do that etc. If only those old hands could see it out there now. Skimming a starter comm, fit brush sets, alternator brush ring and diode packs fitted, diaphragms and the two valves in lift pumps, make up injector pipes, strip injectors and overhaul, throw away world indeed now. Changing broken delivery valve springs in inline pumps ( the poppet valves ) water pump gland leaking, no problem, off with the pump, press out the old bearings and seals, fit a new kit using stainless steel ball bearings not mild steel. Turbo end seals starting to leak oil, fit a new kit, never a problem. Loads of other things, all gone it seems. Matchbox fitters the old hands would say, that's all what you lot are capable of doing, fitting matches into matchboxes.
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