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Itís time to do a few small but new to me tasks on my Yanmar 2GM20F: flush and replace the engine coolant, replace the fuel filters and inspect/replace the mixing elbow. These are things Iím sure Iím able to do myself but that I donít feel very confident/comfortable doing on my own for the first time. Does anyone know any diesel mechanics in the Baltimore area who wouldnít mind me looking over their shoulder? Or are there any local Sailnetters out there who've done this before and wouldn't mind giving me a hand (in exchange for free beer and food, of course!)?
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I did the same just after our purchase, I went to Tidewater, they had no problem with me observing :Tidewater Yacht Service Center - Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay's Premiere Boat Yard

You may also try Jim Stitz at White Marsh Diesel, 443-791-9399, very good

Sorry, I would offer to help you out but we're sailing this weekend Maybe next week sometime though?
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Go to one of the areas prime Yanmar diesel distributors .... Bayshore Marine .... go to the parts counter and ask your questions !!!!!!!! Just go in near midafternoon when the counter business is slack.
They are the local 'master distributor' for almost all the 'local MD distributors'.

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Sorry, I would offer to help you out but we're sailing this weekend Maybe next week sometime though?
Next week could work or sometime beyond. I'm not in a huge hurry to get this done. Nothing's critical at the moment, I just want to get it taken care of within the next couple of months!
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If you are going to drain the coolant you might want to pull the heat exchanger core. A little full strength pool acid cleaned mine right up. Just don't let it soak very long - 10 minutes was enough for mine.

I highly recommend taking a marine diesel class or two. I mostly knew what I was doing before the class, but now I'm confident I can handle most repairs while home or at sea.
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