Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NC, USA
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Petter AC1WM - Any other owners? Tips and tricks?
Hello, I recently purchased a boat with the Petter AC1WM 1 cylinder diesel. These were built some time in the early to late 70s and seem pretty rare in the 'states. This one has sat for a good 10 years or so without running though it was claimed at the time of purchase that PO rebuilt it. However this was a charity auction purchase and I have no way to contact actual PO.
I have her running pretty well after a long scare, turned out the fuel system just needed bleeding. I have oil filters and will be changing the oil today. Got a new impeller for the water pump. I installed a radiator flush kit in the water intake line to allow for running on the dry (she's a trailer sailer).
Anything else I should be looking out for before I can have the utmost faith in my engine?