Ford 2700 De-Smoking Kit
Posted: 4 January 2023
"De-smoking kit" includes extensive
work on the injection pump and the supply of solenoid valve and associate fuel
It works by starting the engine on only 3 cylinders that have to work
extra-hard to drag the other 3 cylinders along, thus warming up the three
firing cylinders to get rid of the white smoke in just a few seconds.
The other 3 cylinders are activated when you shift into gear.
When you come back to your mooring, you leave the engine running till you hear
the engine go down on to 3 cylinders, so the other three are dry of fuel, ready
for the next start-up.
To determine if this will be effective for you, you can perform the following
Loosen off the front three injection pipes about half a turn where they are
connected to the top of the injection pump. Wrap some rag around them to avoid making too much mess.
- With the engine cold, set the speed control at about half speed and fire the
engine up and observe how quickly the white smoke disappears.
- If you agree this is effective, set the engine at the firing point for No.1
cylinder by reference to the timing marks inside the plugged hole in the
injection pump mounting plate (see workshop manual).
- Mark the pump mount and
the back of the timing casing with centre-pop marks so you know precisely where
the pump was set, and disconnect and remove the pump to send in to us.
DO NOT ROTATE the engine till you have re-fitted the pump.
We normally turn pumps round in about 10 days.
Please contact Data@LancingMarine.com / Information Request if you have any questions on this procedure.
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