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New betamarine owner

Hi sailors!

I am a new partner on a Tartan 30 repowered with a Betamarine diesel. At this point, I don't even know what model it is. On top it is marked 200-01410 but that didn't seem to correlate with any of the models in the damn owner's manual :-)

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So my is a bit hard to start and is known to cut out after about 20 mins at 3500 rpms. Will bleeding help here?

Prior owner states that the steel fuel tank nearby should be replaced as it is 30 some years old and probably rusting. Also the cabin is really stinky with the diesel smell. How should I start to troubleshoot this? How dangerous is this? ? ?

The control panel will let you turn the key ccw or cw (with warning alarm). which way warms the glow plug? The manual said CCW but it didn't seem to make a difference.

Thanks for any advice!
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