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Stu Jackson
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Originally Posted by gbm4th View Post
Thanks for the replies.

1. I have ordered the engine but have not received it yet and it won't be installed till spring 2011.

2. I have read about carbon build up and condensation if the engine does not achieve adequate operating temperatures.
1. Can you not ask the dealer for a manual, now?

2. That's usually true for all diesels. Operationally, just run it til it reaches operating temperature, only a few minutes at cruising load will do it every time. If you're planning to run it at only 1500 rpms for charging your house bank, then you need to start thinking about your overall electrical systems, bank capacity and the like, which is a whole 'nother topic.

Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada

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