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post #19 of Old 11-06-2012
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Re: easier diesel bleeding

I am familiar with how a diesel engine works! When I was a heavy duty mechanic's apprentice we used cans of ether to get big diesels running all the time, but those engines were far more robust than a small marine diesel! That horrendous knocking sound you describe could do horrendous damage to your engine. Because it is so much more volatile than diesel it will ignite before it gets to the top of the compression stroke. But hey, it's your engine! I'm just saying I would never do that to MY engine!

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