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Old 03-19-2012
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Re: Westerbeke 30B Deceleration Stumble/Stalling

Have removed throttle cable from the governor bell-crank lever to which it attaches and operated it by hand. That lever has adjustable stop screws for both idle and high RPM. Each is fitted with jam nut so they don't vibrate out of adjustment.

Inside the governor there is something called a "start spring." When the engine's not running, it sets the fuel rack in position to supply fuel at idle RPM with the throttle in neutral. That seems to work. Yes, there are glow plugs. In starting, there's a pushbutton that must first be pressed and held for 10 seconds or so before then also pressing the button that cranks the engine. That first button activates the glow plugs and lift pump. That all works just fine.

Nothing about the engine's smoothness in running or noise level seems any different that it always been.
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