Originally Posted by patrickbwells
the engine has not been started in about a year. It is a pretty new Isuzu Marine Diesel with very little rust or corrosion. What should I do to the engine before I start it?
A year is nothing for a diesel to sit especially if it is fairly new.
1. check all fluids.
make sure clean and up to level, No debris/water in fuel filter Etc.
2. Build up oil pressure before starting.
You can do that by cranking engine watching o/p gauge with either cable kill engaged or by pulling the wire from the solenoid on the injector pump.
3. Try starting...
After checking fuel filter for crap more than likely there is air in the system and you will need to bleed the air out by loosening (do not remove line from injector) the injector line on the injector if you have more than four cylinders crack two lines loose. Don't get discouraged if it takes a bit to bleed the air out it's not uncommon, although on a newer engine shouldn't be a problem.