Common Rail Safety
With the fuel pressure capable of running at >1600 bar and at >70 degrees Celsius safe practices must be followed.
Injected fuel can enter the bloodstream . If oil has penetrated the skin, seek medical help immediately.Hospital treatment is imperative and urgent.
Never test for leaks with the engine running or without letting the pressure dissipate once keyed off. If live pressure data is not available wait a minimum of 15 minutes before releasing any pipe or connection fittings.
Never release a injector or feed pipe nut with the engine running whilst looking to see if an injector is receiving fuel.
Never use your finger or any body parts to find a leak.