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Old 01-14-2005, 01:24 PM
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Anyone know how I can get access to (or ownership) of a Flow bench?

Anyone know how I can get access to (or ownership) of a Flow bench? Preferably ownership. Yes I did check Ebay. Fuel pump problems have dogged me so much, and I alsways solved them by replacing the pump. Its finally dawned on me that its time to get a flow bench and learn the trade. I'd like to put up a webpage on all the stuff I learn form doing this and maybe we could put up a Diesel Fuel Pump forum.

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Old 01-14-2005, 02:04 PM
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Anyone know how I can get access to (or ownership) of a Flow bench? Preferably ownership. Yes I did check Ebay. Fuel pump problems have dogged me so much, and I alsways solved them by replacing the pump. Its finally dawned on me that its time to get a flow bench and learn the trade. I'd like to put up a webpage on all the stuff I learn form doing this and maybe we could put up a Diesel Fuel Pump forum.
Are you sure that "flow bench" is the best way to describe what you're thinking of? "Flow bench" makes me think of measuring gas flow through cylinder heads, etc.

Are you thinking of something more along the lines of a "diesel injection pump test stand"? If you are, and you want to own one, then I'll say this for you man, you've got moxie. It seems like a pretty serious piece of hardware to me.

Maybe see what you could do to get access to one at a trade school or something like that.
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Old 01-14-2005, 02:07 PM
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I would start with your local Diesel injector repair shop. Ask about shops in the area that have gone out of business or that have up graded. Ask at large truck repair facilities, rental equipment centers, or Diesel engine repair cos. like Stewart and Stevenson. Check out the fuel injector trade magazines for used equipment. I understand that ebay now has a 'want to buy' section. Granted this equipment is not your run of the mill Ad Sack or Thrifty Nickel kind of item but I bet that there is some publication out there that deals in it.
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:50 PM
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i have considered building a test stand myself.basic design would include a variable speed dc motor with control and some sort of graduated test tubes to collect the diesel from each injector.this setup would allow you to calibrate the injection amount for each port probably the most important adjustment
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Old 01-14-2005, 04:13 PM
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Thats exactly what I was thinking

I think more of the startup knowledgebase is in the workings of the IP itself...I am taking one apart soon..
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:04 AM
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if you ever get serious about building a "flow bench", let me know. Designing flow testing equipment is part of my job, I do know a bit about it. Powering injection pumps with a variable speed motor and collecting the injected fuel is a good basic way to start. Containers probably shouldn't be "test tubes", but injecting against a steel deflector might allow transfer to graduated cylinders. Variable speed AC drives are pretty affordable too. You may want to consider something like Stoddard solvent as it's less flammable and has little viscosity variation with temperature, I believe.
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Old 01-15-2005, 02:03 AM
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if you really want one

If you really want one I should be able to hook you up with a Bosch IP test station if I recall correctly he wants 4K for it. shipping is a consideration there large and heavy this one is in southern CA
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Old 01-15-2005, 06:52 PM
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I'm with Eskimo. My interpretation of "flow bench" is a device used to measure gaseous flow through a head. Anyone who has done extensive porting and relieving usually uses one to gauge the results. They're not very common (and the guys who know how to use one correctly aren't very common either).

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Old 01-16-2005, 01:57 AM
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Carrameow,

Do you have any idea how big one of these are? Think 42" CRT. They are very very loud (the IP generates most of the noise you hear on these engines). My MB mechanic has one and has taken several training classes. It is a dying art though. Technology is changing and slowly these units will be obsolete.

Not to mention that the Bosch IP bench is designed to heat the IP to normal operating temperature BEFORE running a test.

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Old 01-16-2005, 01:43 PM
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ok

Ok the head guy is martin I dont know if thats his first or last name. It is a bosch test stand there email is mailto:mecimpexusa@hotmail.com the person who handles day to day operations offered it too me real cheap then martin said your nuts it is I dont recall if the price he wanted was 4K or 5K I will look into it a little more because somwhere I have pictures of it and the exat price he wanted but it is the wifes birthday and to make for a bad new year her mother fell and broke her hip. PS the guy selling this has an excellent reputation in the mercedes unimog communty he imports stuff from Germany and sells it in a store and on ebay.
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