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Re: Diesel Engine trouble-shooting
I'm on the boat as I type this...
After using the battery for radio and wind instruments on a 10hr trip without recharging, and sitting for a week, the battery still reads 12.15V.
I start the engine and leave it at idle. The battery now reads 12.4V.
I rev the engine under load (tied to dock, half-throttle). The battery now reads 12.4V. I expected more...
I rev the engine under load (tied to dock, full-throttle). The battery now reads 13.9V. This is what I expected.
The engine still seems to be labouring.
I have verified the impeller still looks pristine (only about 6hours on it).
I have verified that I am evacuating water from the exhaust.
I have verified that the oil is topped up and doesn't appear to have dropped at all since the oil change (about 6 engine hours ago).
I will be checking the fuel & fuel filter shortly.
The green light is still flicking on my panel... I'm pretty sure that's the charge light, not temperature. I've been given some advice on how to check the stator but I'm still lost. Any further advice would be welcome.