Professional engineer, hobby mechanic, '80s stock car racer and Civinfo regular... having owned a 2005 diesel Honda (Accord) for 10 years/100k miles I became very familiar with related fuel injection problems. The accord eventually died when it lost oil pressure and I couldn't be bothered to fix it anymore.Thanks again John G. What is your background? Hobby mechanic or professional? Don't want to bombard you with questions but you been a great help
The high pressure lines are self-bleeding, but you can save the starter motor a lot of effort by giving the hand pump 50 squeezes before cranking. That is the advice in the official Honda workshop manual.John G performance much improved but have not got round to swapping out the solenoid. When I cleaned the inlet manifold I did not remove from the head. Afraid to break into the common rail. If common rail & injector pipes are removed to completely remove the inlet manifold for cleaning is it difficult to bleed again. I'm aware of the bladder & have replaced the fuel filter, its buried deep OMG. But bladder only bleeds up to high pressure pump?
Have you ever replaced injectors, are they welded in like other diesels? Had MERC had to get pullers to get them out, nightmare.
Really like the little car, but hearing rumbles deep down in the drivetrain, not sure if its driveshaft or floating flywheel. Also it pinks quite badly when cold. Notice this a lot with other diesels when cold. Thought it might be chain but noise goes when hot. Heard all the stories about supermarket fuel. Any ideas?
I had a bloody good go - but I couldn’t get the bottom to bolts to loosen for love nor money. I’ve got the grazed knuckles and cuts up my arm for putting pressure trying to shift em.I read the first 50 pages of this thread (on mobile) Just got the seals -
Going to give this a go over the weekend 06 plate 176k miles on the clock don’t know if it’s been done before - I’ll post before and after photos