Recent content by Charles Erwin

  1. Charles Erwin

    Electric fuel pump

    Unsure exactly your symptoms. Maybe how it works will help in your diagnosis. In these systems the motor mounted fuel pump (or the electrical fuel pump if that is how your system is designed) are called lift pumps. That means they just suck fuel from the fuel tank (at maybe about 6 psi) --...
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    Need 2nd opinion: Cracked piston ring in a Y2GM20F?

    There is only one moto in our shop --- "We promise not to make it worse" And we keep that promise too. A rising oil level means there is a diesel leak into the crankcase. The usual culprit is the lift pump - the one mounted on the motor. It has developed a leak...
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    Fuel Limiter Screw Adjustment?

    Scotty The entire throttle control system on this motor is dependent on the rack pin to lever 2 fork slot engagement. Accordingly - The fuel cut off cannot work unless the pump rack pin is engaged in the lever 2 fork slot. This motor will "run away" unless the rack pin is engaged in the...
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    Fuel Limiter Screw Adjustment?

    Doubtful. The limiter has no effect unless the throttle is full on maximum. At part throttle the limiter does nothing. You had better double check. Tip you can take the silencer and cover off the intake exposing the intake tube, then in case of a runaway you can use a tennis ball to...
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    Fuel Limiter Screw Adjustment?

    When you drop the pump back in place make sure the rack pin (the pin that sticks out horizontally from the rack) drops into the fork of the governor lever. Otherwise the motor is ungoverned and will "run away." You can just barely see these parts engage each other through the inspection port...
  6. Charles Erwin

    Oil for older small diesel

    Agree. Additives - like Comp Cams break-in additive - are critical for initial cam lobe/lifter break - in cases of new (or reground) flat tappet cams. Flat tappet cam break-in needs to be done immediately at first start after new or rebuild camshaft - 20 minutes at @ 2500 rpm. Then...
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    Oil for older small diesel

    To the Original question: You - and others who have commented - seem to fear lack of zinc additives. Please tell us how lower zinc content matters at this stage of motor life? How exactly does the "new formula" oil adversely effect main or rod bearing wear? Cam lobe wear? Lifter wear...
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    Plaintiff-in-Limitation Law: Another Risk for the Underinsured?

    Right. At the first level - the case of vessel owner 1 or someone who is injured v. vessel 2 and its owner - the insurer provides defense counsel to represent its insured - vessel 2 and its owner. As you say the bottom line is the insurer will pay no more than its insured - here vessel 2 or...
  9. Charles Erwin

    Plaintiff-in-Limitation Law: Another Risk for the Underinsured?

    Fascinating proposition but off the mark. First , the hypothetical proposed here includes the fact that the skipper is the owner. Thus the skipper is in privity with the owner (they are the same person) and so limitation is not available. In addition, if the event occurred because of an...
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    You May Think You're Insured But ...................

    This would present a relativity routine coverage question in the US. And so that means a visit to Mr. Solicitor and or maybe Mr. Proctor/Barrister. Here is why. The insurance contract says the owner promises that the operator will be licensed. But - and this is important - the insurer is not...
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    This is crazy. My exhaust is filling with water and it's flooding the engine

    Understood. Your #4 above was not clear. By the way the anti siphon goes in the hose section - heat exchanger outlet to mixing elbow - and that hose section needs to rise as high as possible as Kloudie said. The mixing elbow should be shaped so as to come off the exhaust manifold, rise and...
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    This is crazy. My exhaust is filling with water and it's flooding the engine

    These sudden symptoms do not suggest a siphon issue. Otherwise the motor would have always had this problem. You say there is a "heat exchanger." Does this motor use antifreeze? Either way pretty sure what you call a heat exchanger is actually a seawater cooled exhaust manifold. These are...
  13. Charles Erwin

    Boat

    Your bank is probably using a third party documentation service close the transaction and prepare the preferred mortgage and documentation application. This amounts to a relatively simple escrow where the service prepares the bill of sale, mortgage and such like. If it we me I would have that...
  14. Charles Erwin

    My new saildrive

    Mark Cool oil is good oil. Cool water pumped through the leg will reduce oil temperature. Over-pressure declines as temperature declines. Otherwise consider discussing whether enlarging drainback orifices (or adding possible drillings) in the top plate? Charles
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    My new saildrive

    Have bargained a lot. As a former professional bargainer - how do you improve the offer? Charles