SailNet Community - View Single Post - How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...
View Single Post
post #11 of Old 03-05-2012
Senior Member
casey1999's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 3,550
Thanks: 23
Thanked 53 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

A couple times I forgot to open the raw water engine cooling seacock after starting the engine. While warming up the engine the overheat alarm went off, opened the seacock and engine cooled down fine. It is raw water cooled so high temp alarm is at about 170 degree- should not have damaged engine.

I did not inspect the raw water pump and since then have run many hours on the engine without pump problems. Could the impeller still be damaged? I plant to change it say every 3 years.
casey1999 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome