You can’t use a drop cable to connect the E22158 to your backbone using a white SeaTalkNG to N2K cable - as it will cause a split backbone with 3 terminating resistors
instead buy a SeaTalkNG backbone cable and cut it in two. On one of the pieces screw on a N2K field installable connector...
It’s easy to fab a new panel using 1/8” black starboard. If you don’t want to do it yourself chec with Tapp plastic they may be able to cut it out given the old panel without gauges. Or if you have maker stuff at the library or other community org.
To do the change over
1) take lots of...
You are running a lot more than a 1/2 gallon per hour thru the filter. More diesel glows back to the tank than is consumed by the engine. I suspect I’m flowing about 20gal per hour thru my M25 (I leave bleed valve open a crack).
Seems like a lot. I’ve put about 1K hours in my boat and only real failure was the exhaust elbow, main traveler, batteries (start and house) and a cracked muffler.
I have upgraded/re-engineered lots of other stuff.
2 new primary fuel filters and lift pumps
3” heat exchanger in place...
I use an air impact and the alternator shops ive been in use air. So I suspect your correct in a wimpy electric wrench.
On another note I talked to Balmar, and asked about the crank pulley mount. Seems their M25 kit doesn’t work on my year off engine.
First disconnect the batteries. You will have several wires going to your alternator
1) alternator output (B,B+) treat this wire as hot when batteries are connected
2) Field - adjusts the alternator output (F)
3) tach or AC out (S,T,P)
4) ground (G)
5) idiot light...