Cyclic Irregularities in Idle and Fuel Delivery Variation of a Rotary Fuel Injection Pump 2004-32-0056
This paper deals with the problem of cyclic irregularities during idling in relation with port to port fuel delivery variation of rotary Fuel Injection Pump (FIP) for a diesel engine. The relation is demonstrated on a two cylinder engine, where problem of high cyclic irregularities was observed for which the root cause was identified as the fuel delivery variation from the FIP, which was later taken up for the improvements in the design. This paper discusses the technical approach used in identifying the root cause for the high cyclic irregularities and the solution of the problem. It is demonstrated how angular acceleration of the crankshaft free end can be used to diagnose the non-uniformity of combustion in different cylinders which leads to higher cyclic irregularities. The solution discusses the improvements done in the hydraulic passages of the head and rotor of the FIP for line to line fuel delivery variation control.