Warm Weather Sailor
Join Date: Sep 2006
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The boatyard has found that there is an issue with the distance pistons travel within the cylinders. There is concern that there is water incursion. There is talk that the next move is to pull the engine again??? The question comes up, who takes financial responsibility of this???
If the pistons don't come up to where they're supposed to, it may be a sign of hydrolock and bent piston rods. If it was hard starting and you cranked and cranked it without it firing you may have done the damage. If a diesel doesn't start after one or two cranks you should shut the water intake and reopen it only after it fires. Did you do this? I don't want to freak you out but if it was hydrolocked you may have major damage.
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
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