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Old 03-04-2012
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Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

I have a good one. Our diesel was just reinstalled three days ago after a topside rebuild.

You have to calculate exactly how long your water pump belt will last, wait until about a minute before it breaks. Have someone bump the key off (alarms go off), then wait until you smell paint burning. There you have it - a blown head gasket on a new Yanmar with 140 hours on it!

Then $2200 later your new Yanmar 30 is back up and running.
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