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Hey Paul,

The engine gunts and turns over slowly or starts to turn over. (Sounds like one of those old diehard commercials) We were out last week and it started fine and batterys were charged with my work charger. It has been hit and miss as far as this problem in the past week. It seems to be drawing alot of current during the attempted starting which is leading me toward the starter but I want to be sure that my ground to the engine block is good. It looks good from the front of the engine but I have not been able to reach it yet to unbolt it, clean and re-install it.

I am new to this boat and just got the engine running last week with the help of a mechanic. During that time, we would have ocassions where it would not turn over fast enough and I would attempt it again and the boat would start. Now it seems to be in full failure mode.

I am starting with the de-compression lever in the normal operating position. I'm also new to diesels and am getting to know the ins and outs of this old engine.

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