SailNet Community - View Single Post - yanmar 3gm30f 1 cylinder bad condition
View Single Post
  #16  
Old 09-05-2011
MitchM MitchM is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
MitchM is on a distinguished road
one can check for a bent con rod using a test with a piece of solder bent at a right angle to see whether the solder compresses evenly when each piston is (manually) raised, details of how to do this test are in the service manual..(not the owners manual..) if the piston travel (and smash pattern on the solder pieces for each cylinder) is different between the 3 cylinders, that suggests a bent con rod as dabnis points out. if it's a bent con rod that would be important to know from a $$$ standpoint.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook