Dax DeCelle

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About Dax DeCelle

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    Northeast Louisiana-- Farmerville/ Bernice

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  1. 606 3 point arms dropping while running

    I was about to ask....it has draft control and the top link is quite connected. I need to to take the seat off and the top cover to see this?
  2. Now that I've got the 606 engine running pretty well, I'll move on to the other repairs it needs. Labor of love, as they say. While it is running, the 3 point arms constantly drop just a little and then raise back up. I have the hydraulic fluid topped off. What causes this?
  3. Removing Roosa Master pump

    Third time the charm. It's running pretty good now. Now I can move on to the other dozen issues that need attention. Thank you all again for your advice and reassurance.
  4. Removing Roosa Master pump

    It was open. I had the tank off a couple months ago. Cleaned it sealed it, painted it. Cleaned out the water trap and repaired it also. Everything was flowing as it should. I am convinced now that I had it retarded a bit too much. I don't think 3* is quite enough, hoping for 4* next time. Sure is hard to get it just right. And I misunderstood my pump guru's instruction and got the guide stud grossly out of adjustment. The bottom line is that I don't know what I'm doing. I've always learned the hard way due to ignorance and lack of money. Maybe someone can learn from my mistakes.
  5. Removing Roosa Master pump

    Thanks for the optimism. I need it. For anyone interested in watching this train wreck, I just took the pump back to the pump man again. He suggested putting it back on the test stand again to get the automatic advance set again. I don't figure I'll see it till the end of the week. Maybe my third attempt will be the one. Have certainly lost some sleep over this.
  6. Removing Roosa Master pump

    I have a mess is what I have. I am so frustrated and discouraged. I am so embarrassed at this whole ordeal. I just need help and I'm embarrassed to call the pump man again. I have the crankshaft pulley at 3 degrees before TDC. I have the pump timed to that. Now, here is the problem. When he gave me the pump back, he said, "when you get it running, at WOT with no load, it may not run smoothly. If so, turn the guide stud in just a tiny bit until it runs smoothly." So when I first got it running, I had it retarded. It smoked terribly and ran rough at WOT. I started turning the guide stud inward to compensate. I kept turning it in trying to get it to run smoothly. Then I called him and he said it was retarded. I corrected the timing and it ran much better and the smoke decreased. But it only decreased, it didn't quit all together. Now it smokes terribly again. I have the guide stud way out of adjustment and I don't know how to get it right or if that is my problem. I feel like an idiot. The pump man had eye surgery yesterday and I don't want to bother him now. I just wish I could get it to run right. Thank you all for your help.
  7. Removing Roosa Master pump

    Is it possible that if the guide stud has been screwed in too far, it would cause the white smoke at all rpms? I hope to find a window and figure all this out.
  8. Removing Roosa Master pump

    Yes, they are discussed and pictured in the I&T manual. Where can I find one?
  9. Removing Roosa Master pump

    Any idea where I can get one of those windows?
  10. Removing Roosa Master pump

    White smoke. Smells of unburnt fuel. Compression is good. Didn't smoke before I took the pump off for rebuild.
  11. Removing Roosa Master pump

    The pump man called me Saturday evening and said, "I hate to tell you this, but there is nothing wrong with your pump. My buddy put it on his test stand and it performed perfectly." I said, "ok, then why wouldn't it prime up?" He suggested I didn't have enough fuel pressure. I was trying before with 5 gallons in the tank. I went and got my pump, brought it home, added 5 more gallons of fuel and another battery, so I'd have two working together. That did the trick. I got the pump primed up and it fired up nicely. I had the timing retarded a bit so it smoked terribly, but I made the adjustments and now it runs great. However, I still have more smoke than I would like. Un burnt fuel smoke. I have the crankshaft 3* advanced and the pump timed to that. It runs great at all speeds, but isn't burning all the fuel just right. Do I need to try and advance to 5* and see if it clears up? Thanks again for the help.
  12. Removing Roosa Master pump

    Yes he took the shaft back with him. He insists on that. I put the pointer back on TDC and The dot on the pump gear is at about 5 o'clock, where it was when I knew it was TDC on #1. His problem is that his eyes are failing him. He's 75 after all. He has an eye surgery next Thursday, so I'm hoping I hear from him before that. He said he doesn't use a test stand at his home shop, but he is going to take my pump to his friend that has a test stand and make sure it's right. Probably one of the places he used to work. As for reinstalling it, he might come back, but I'd rather do it myself, now that I know for sure I had it right and it was the pump that was faulty. Thank you all for your help and advice. I truly appreciate it.
  13. Removing Roosa Master pump

    Well, he showed up 4 hours early and when it wouldn't start, he started yanking and slinging and realized that he did something wrong and got frustrated and pulled the pump back off before I could line up the marks and now I'm again wondering how I can know I'm at TDC on cylinder 1 instead of 6, without the pump to help line up marks? Do I have to pull the push rod cover off and get tension on the rods to know for sure? He said he has done hundreds of these pumps without a problem. I have to believe him. He worked on them for over 50 years. Anyway, he left with my pump and said he would get it right.
  14. Removing Roosa Master pump

    I bought the Roosa Master book that is featured above. I studied that section thoroughly. I took my shaft to the guy and he installed it for me and sent me home with my pump. He is 75 years old and sharp as a tack. He worked on injection pumps and injectors for 52 years, starting in the early '60s. He walked me through everything he did to the pump. It was like having that Roosa book read to me. He knows his stuff. He said for the last 17 years he worked, he travelled all over our part of the country, diagnosing and trouble shooting diesel problems. A consultant of sorts. Really interesting guy. I made a friend. It's a good thing too because I put everything back together and I can not get it to start. I followed the instructions in the book, which he also told me almost word for word. After trying and trying and worrying that I am damaging my starter, I called him for advice. He insists he wants to make the 30 mile trip tomorrow and help me figure it out. I couldn't tell him no, so I hope he can find the problem. If I did everything I was supposed to, and checked myself several times, what am I missing?
  15. Removing Roosa Master pump

    Awesome. Thank you. I was going to ask which manual I need to invest in. Yes, still at TDC. Didn't move it. I know now it can be put back in the correct place, I just don't have any experience and I didn't plan for it to be this tricky. Next question: am I going to have to take the shaft back out after he installs in the the pump? I certainly hope not because that would defeat this whole fiasco.