Originally Posted by ACapri
Hi guys, I just picked up a 32ft grampian triangle ketch. It has a volvo diesel in it that hasn't been run in a few years.
I don't know too much about diesel's in the first place so I was wondering if anyone had some advice for getting it back up and running.
Check the oil if it looks like oil and not dirty milk even if it is black then
Crank it up. If it starts change the oil and filter while it is hot.
If it does not start bleed it and try again.
If anyone tries to tell you to get the injectors and pump serviced before you start it IGNORE THEM.
Diesels are tough animals [ mostly ] I have started quite a number that have been untouched for years.
If the oil looks like milk then change it before attemting to start. This is a sign of water in the oil and indicates problems like flooding.