the truck configuration is also in the footnote. but here: bbi .5 maybe 8 weeks old, FASS100 about 12 weeks old, performance and sound (no tick) were 2 weeks top of the tops, better than new, then starts ticking again. that's why i once filled up a tank of premium diesel. i´m read a lot about uls diesel. now it was quiet again for 2 weeks. 2 weeks later starts ticking again. now i added a little 2-stroke oil. again 2 weeks quiet. and now, exactly, ticking again. the ticking is over the whole speed range. at idle in P a little quieter, idle in D much louder. with 3/4 throttle to full it is not noticeable anymore. the exhaust is louder then. where i don't hear anything anymore is in pushing mode in cc lock. where according to smarty no injection takes place. does it make a difference if stock or over stock injectors for the Leak test?? i have measured with warm engine, FCA unplugged, 1000rpm, CP-3 in a separate bucket, PRV in separate bucket, injector return measured separately. Waited 10 sec. to stabilize. --300ml in 15sec. then i stopped. i think i don't need to wait 30 sec. i always hear a fuel tick. warm it gets better, but it is always there. no starting problems cold or hot. short loop after starting which is not showing in the dash but to hear and feel. maybe 8 sec. light grey smoke at idle and a smell of "coal" maybe. i can´t say diesel, but a strong smell. cold anyway. warm still quite easy. strong beating/bucking in cruise with od off and cc lock. Act.RP varies between 6500-7500 at idle speed. on the highway between 17000-21000. FCA and RP sensor are Bosch new. absolutely no blowby cold or warm, idle or speed up. i have taken an oil sample this weekend. still waiting for the results. oil level is always the same though. I still have to do a compression test, but the mileage is only 76K. i re-tightened the x-tubes with 57nm - 42ft/lbs two weeks ago.
then this weekend the leak test as above with these strange results. then checked the x-tubes again and tightened them with 42 lb/ft. maybe there were 1-2mm left to turn. did the leak test again with the same result.
I would like to rule out all forms of personal negligence before contacting Martin. He is really a great guy with a great product. i have to find the fault myself first and repair it if possible. so here are my many questions and descriptions.
I have checkt the balancing on the smarty. there are always 2 injectors from that range. what does smarty mean by bal#5. is this cylinder number 5 (i don't think so) or is that in the firing-order number 5 what cylinder 2 would mean?! however, if i remove the cable from cylinder 2, bal#5 will go all the way up. then i have exchanged the injector of cylinder 2 with the one of cylinder 3. now the imbalance is at bal#3 means cylinder 3. now the injector of cylinder 2 is in there and i have imbalance at bal#3. that would make sense, wouldn't it?
i´m also make 3 vids from RP and ticking catched with a stetoskop and put it in utube. it is allowed to link this here?
thank you already for reading the long post