I have a Westerbeke WMD 8 generator which I have done an upper end rebuild on. The rebuild of the head and fuel injection pump as well as servicing of the fuel injectors was done by a local diesel shop. The rest of the work was done by me. I mention that because I have never attempted this before.
The problem I am having is with the tie rod and fuel rack assembly. When the fuel solenoid is energized it pulls on the speed control lever which turns the governor shaft and lever and pushes the tie rod into the fuel rack and puts it in the idle speed position. When the fuel solenoid is deenergized the speed control lever moves back to the off position but the tie rod stays in the idle speed position. I disconnected the tie rod from the fuel rack in case it was causing some resistance but there was no change. I removed the timing cover and moved the speed control lever back and forth and the tie rod moved back and forth with it. I reassembled the timing cover and the tie rod only moves in one direction.
I don't understand why the governor shaft will only move the assembly in one direction.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
I have attached a link to a video of what I am seeing.