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New meats ring head fitted

Post by Albe » Tue May 12, 2020 8:00 pm

Hi everyone I have a 2.8 injection 1981
Had a problem after having the engine rebuilt with no6 over fuelling so had another metering head reconditioned by well known Capri specialist, fitted the unit car stats but doesn’t run any ideas

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Re: New metering head fitted

Post by Albe » Tue May 12, 2020 8:04 pm

There is a clip stopping the plunger from lowering fully I think don’t know if I was supposed to have of removed it

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Re: New meats ring head fitted. Interesting things to do with a meat ring ?

Post by Not_Anumber » Tue May 12, 2020 8:15 pm

It could be a temporary restraint just for shipping. Personally, I would say that if you dont remember a clip like that on the old one and you cannot see it on any photos or diagrams that you are able to search for then this is most likely the case.

If it can be removed safely without bits springing out all over the place or the clip being destroyed in the process there would seem little harm in trying to carefully remove it.

If in doubt ask the place that reconditioned the metering head if it is their normal practice to send out recon units with a temporary clip in place that should be removed.

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Re: New meats ring head fitted

Post by Albe » Tue May 12, 2020 9:09 pm

Ok thanks I will look in the Haynes manual aswell

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Re: New metering head fitted

Post by Peter-S » Wed May 13, 2020 11:33 pm

Albe wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:04 pm
There is a clip stopping the plunger from lowering fully I think don’t know if I was supposed to have of removed it
Can you show us a photo of this clip?
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Re: New meats ring head fitted

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu May 14, 2020 6:23 am

Hi,
Does the plunger fall far enough to sit on the arm in the air duct at it's lowest position?
If not, I would say remove it, but as Peter says, post up a photo so we can be sure.
I suspect that the clip is simply there to stop the plunger falling out of the metering head before it's been fitted in position in the car.

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Re: New meats ring head fitted

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu May 14, 2020 12:22 pm

I love the auto-corrected title, by the way! :D

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Re: New meats ring head fitted

Post by stevemarl » Sun May 17, 2020 1:58 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:22 pm
I love the auto-corrected title, by the way
Is that what it was - I thought it was some kind of bondage device...

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Re: New meats ring head fitted

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun May 17, 2020 4:21 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 1:58 pm
I thought it was some kind of bondage device...
Now I'm cringing at the thought of having a meats ring head fitted!
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Re: New meats ring head fitted

Post by stevemarl » Sun May 17, 2020 7:07 pm

getting it off`s 10 times worse :o

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Re: New meats ring head fitted

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun May 17, 2020 7:53 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:07 pm
getting it off`s 10 times worse :o
Better be careful with those boltcutters…..
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