Originally Posted by Dockdozer
....The engine starts with the throttle ok and does not spit or sputter and no smoke. I just have never had to use the throttle to start any diesel I have ever had!
Did you have a chance to consult the operation manual?
As I mentioned earlier, our smaller Yanmar is designed to start with the throttle advanced. If yours is too, then you really don't have a problem and the troubleshooting ends there.