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Stella is one of our Main Movers ..... a 500hp Detroit Ford Sterling with a payload of 10,000kg. She's a grunt with an 18speed road ranger and a wicked jake brake.
Two beeyards bgive us a full load for the run home.
The other day she went Bang.
Parked her up one night and gave her a sweet goodnight kiss, and the next morning the FiveHundred horses had a death rattle .

We got the Doctor up to poke and prod ..... but to no avail.
So I got in another doctor. He likes to hunt, so after he has poked and proded Stella, he heads into the hills and finds something for the freezer.

He's been up several times now. His freezer is full, but Stella is still growing a weed garden under her belly.
He came up again tonight with a Detroit pressure pump to pressurize the fuel system, but still she would'nt cooperate and fire up. So we got out the 13ml sockets and took the rocker cover off to check injector function.
It's a dirty job, and as soon as you start to get your hands really grubby , you need to look at how many dollar coins you got in the kitty to cover it all.
Thankfully we have quite a few ferals running around in the hills.

What was not good was the zero current to the injectors ..... so we are making progress .
Something is a miss in the ECU ..... possibly .... or the rats have chewd out a wire in the dash.

Machines Eh.
Yesterday the Bobcat packed a saddy. Blew a leak in the hydraulic system and spewed 10 litres of oil on the yard and sulked for the rest of the day.....

Must be time for tea ...... but the Misso is out looking for a Christmas tree .
Happy Christmas eh !
 

NZDan

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Love the Sterling, once you get the gear box Sussex she is all go.
Good luck with the surgery and hope she is up and running soon 🚚
 
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Bobcat crapped out the the other day .......crank crank crank, but would'nt fire up. Much like Stella. Tracked it down to a faulty fuel cut off solenoid.
So got an auto sparky coming out this week to check out Stella's ECU as there seems to be no electrical pulse to the injectors.
Everything seems to take time over the Christmas period.
 
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Bobcat crapped out the the other day .......crank crank crank, but would'nt fire up. Much like Stella. Tracked it down to a faulty fuel cut off solenoid.
So got an auto sparky coming out this week to check out Stella's ECU as there seems to be no electrical pulse to the injectors.
Everything seems to take time over the Christmas period.
hows the repairs going?

most ecu will give codes for most things. tho the trick is to know what fails and gives no codes.
much like some of our utes which will not start if you blow the brake lights fuse (as many ute decks use oem lights fitted upside down so they do not drain) and it gives no fault code.
 
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Repairs are slow
Penskys came out and found burnt wires at the batteries, so low volts to the ecu and injectors
Fixed that….. fired up first crank and rins like a squahed dog….
I’I got her going’ said the mecnic.
‘Uh hub’ …. But she still got no herbs.
So he’s coming back today to pull out the Jake brake and injector loom…..

Luckily the bees have made a bit if honey… but Mama ‘ aint happy!
 
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