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Old 08-22-2010, 11:55 PM
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Another DIY Diesel Injector Pop Tester

Building a diesel IDI injector pop tester, which will evolve into a DIY once the build is done. My build will combine aspects of other DIY pop testers I've seen around...

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  • Bottle Jack, Torin 2T "Black Jack" (Walmart ~$12)
  • Gauge, Ashcroft Duragauge 3000 psi, 4.5", 1/2" NPT (eBay ~$35)
  • Ball Valve, Discover Valve 1/2" NPT Carbon Steel 2000 PSI (Discover Valve ~$15)
  • Seamless Nipple, 1/2" NPT, 1.5" Long (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$7)
  • Street Tee, 1/2" NPT, Male, Female, Female (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$5)
  • Adapter, #6 SAE/ORB Female to 1/2" NPT Male (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$5)
  • Seamless Nipple, 1/8" NPT, 1.5" Long (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$3)
  • 90 Street Elbow, 1/8" NPT Male to NPT Female (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$2)
  • Delivery Valve Holder, 80's VW or Merc
  • Steel Injector Line, 80's VW or Merc
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:55 PM
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:42 AM
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Mechanic at local GM dealer shop *gave* me the pop tester they had sittin' around. Hadn't used it for years. Injectors nowadays pop way higher than what it can do (suits me fine, I only need half of its 4000psi scale!) and they just replace injectors now, don't service them (whatever!).

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:12 AM
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Nice project! I hope you have fun.

However, for the prices you've given so far you've spent 84USD. I think I saw one recently - new - for under 100 euros... (I'll check)

Sorry I don't want to rain on your parade.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:17 PM
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Nice project! I hope you have fun.

However, for the prices you've given so far you've spent 84USD. I think I saw one recently - new - for under 100 euros... (I'll check)

Sorry I don't want to rain on your parade.
That's about ~130 USD plus shipping from overseas... I haven't seen a similar build for less than 200 USD. Also a majority of them only use 2.5" gauges, whereas this one is 4.5" and has 25 psi or 1.7 bar graduations.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:40 PM
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Admirable project, wish I knew how to assemble the thing. I see them on junkbay for $185 shipped, small pump etc, and have wondered how they assemble the bits.

In this day and age any project that involves building something from scratch is good.

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:22 PM
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Building a diesel IDI injector pop tester, which will evolve into a DIY once the build is done. My build will combine aspects of other DIY pop testers I've seen around...


Parts List
  • Bottle Jack, Torin 2T "Black Jack" (Walmart ~$12)
  • Gauge, Ashcroft Duragauge 3000 psi, 4.5", 1/2" NPT (eBay ~$35)
  • Ball Valve, Discover Valve 1/2" NPT Carbon Steel 2000 PSI (Discover Valve ~$15)
  • Seamless Nipple, 1/2" NPT, 1.5" Long (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$7)
  • Street Tee, 1/2" NPT, Male, Female, Female (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$5)
  • Adapter, #6 SAE/ORB Female to 1/2" NPT Male (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$5)
  • Seamless Nipple, 1/8" NPT, 1.5" Long (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$3)
  • 90 Street Elbow, 1/8" NPT Male to NPT Female (Discount Hydraulic Hose.com ~$2)
  • Delivery Valve Holder, 80's VW or Merc
  • Steel Injector Line, 80's VW or Merc
All looking good! What are you going to use as a container for the diesel supply? filter?
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:33 PM
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Thanks guys.

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All looking good! What are you going to use as a container for the diesel supply? filter?
I WAS going to use a HVLP paint cup, but finding one with the correct thread and price was proving difficult. I'm just going to use some ABS or PVC pipe in which a 5 micron sock filter will reside for filtration.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:17 AM
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Here's the one I found

http://www.barntools.nl/index.php?item=diesel-verstuiver-tester&action=article&group_id=10000019&aid=1676&lang=NL

Is it any good?

Your opinion(s) would be welcome
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:17 AM
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Looks like your typical commericial pop tester, good stuff. The gauge does go up to 6000 psi, so the graduations on the gauge can't be that small...
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:31 PM
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Update, #6 ORB fitting is NOT compatible with MB Delivery Valve Holders, VW ones seem to fit. I believe the MB DV Holders are metric threaded, 16 x 1.5 mm.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:57 AM
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When I built my tester, the #6 O ring boss leaked pretty badly with the MB delivery valve fitting. I was able to make it leak-free by installing an O ring in the boss.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:48 PM
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It does NOT fit period, #6 ORB is too small for MW pump style DV holder. #6 ORB is sized .51 to .56 in and the DV is .63 in (diameter).
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:05 PM
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Whatever.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:05 PM
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Whatever.
Thanks for the response I was simply stating for ME that it did not work. Are you using M pump DV holders? Maybe they sent me the wrong #6 ORB fitting, but looking up the specs for it... it seems too small for the MW pump DV holders I got.
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