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Old 03-29-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Ford Fiesta 1.8 Diesel ('91) pump seal replacement


My name is Sam and I live off the coast of Spain on an island called Mallorca. We own a 91 Jeep Cherokee 4.0, the subject of this post: a Ford Fiesta 1.8 D, a VW Dune Buggy with a Ford 2.3 V6 engine and a Moto Guzzi V65 Florida... I have done a bit of mechanics (182 HP VW Beetle, 150 HP Turbo Diesel VW Van ('83), 8.2 litre DAX Cobra etc. etc..), but still consider myself a "weekend warrior" as I learn by doing. That leaves plenty of room for mistakes... Here is another one:

Ford Fiesta 1.8 D 1991, engine code RTC, Bosch fuel pump.

I had to replace the seal on the drive shaft of the diesel pump. I marked the belt, released the tensioners and took it off. I marked the tooth belt gear to the flange of the diesel pump and took it off. Then I removed the flange with a pully puller, assuming it could be mounted only in one position...

WRONG: Ford never bothered to copy the sleeve for the single spline that is present in the shaft, to the flange... It can be mounted in any position..

So I continued my work and assembled the parts to my best possibilities. The engine starts, but running clearly tels me that timing of the fuelpump is off.

So how do I position the flange to the pump? Anybody out there that has access to Haynes Ford 1.6 and 1.8 litre Diesel Engine (84 - 96) manual? Or a Ford manual?

I have a german book on this model, but is goes as far as replacing the belt only...

Thanks guys!

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Last edited by SamJaarsma : 03-30-2005 at 01:29 AM. Reason: added info
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