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For Those with Diesels

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Bad Obsession, Feb 16, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Bad Obsession

    Bad Obsession

    Joined May 23, 2004
    3,244 posts, 66 likes
    Compac 23 23/3
    US Colonial Beach


  2. Rick D

    Rick D

    Joined Jun 14, 2008
    6,116 posts, 65 likes
    Hunter Legend 40.5
    US Long Beach, Shoreline Marina, CA
    Oh, Lord, those symptoms of fuel longevity sound waaaay too familiar. Good reason to maintain & rebuild vs. repower, it seems to me.
     


  3. Rick D

    Rick D

    Joined Jun 14, 2008
    6,116 posts, 65 likes
    Hunter Legend 40.5
    US Long Beach, Shoreline Marina, CA
    I'd love to see Main Sail's and/or Thinwater's take on this.
     


  4. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    5,077 posts, 201 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    any word on Joan S. Never heard back from her. Is she still alive.
     


  5. Maine Sail

    Maine Sail Moderator

    Joined Feb 6, 1998
    10,176 posts, 243 likes
    Canadian Sailcraft 36T
    US Casco Bay, ME

    I spoke with Nigel about this last spring over lunch. He is pretty convinced that the new common rails systemsre going to be a an issue in the marine space. Mostly because the filtration industry has not yet caught up to what this the technology requires.
     


  6. Bad Obsession

    Bad Obsession

    Joined May 23, 2004
    3,244 posts, 66 likes
    Compac 23 23/3
    US Colonial Beach
    With the low sulfur in the fuel, will this begin to damage the injectors in the older marine diesels over time now? That was another concern that I picked up on.

    I have to add that having lunch with Nigel is pretty darn cool!
     


  7. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    3,478 posts, 268 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Wichita, KS
    How does the use of additives like Biobor JF help? It is designed for low sulfur fuels and microbial growth. I keep it in my tank.
     


  8. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    3,844 posts, 381 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    This isn't a new problem, or even an unanticipated problem. It was one of the reasons I bought a used boat with the low-pressure, analog Yanmar 4JH3E. Better being the enemy of good enough.
     



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