Impeller gives out then...smoke.... - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Engines > Diesel
 Not a Member? 

Diesel This is a new forum dedicated to diesel engines and their applicable accessories.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-07-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 50
Thanks: 23
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
GaiaOrion is on a distinguished road
Impeller gives out then...smoke....

Hey guys, my impeller packed it in, then the engine blew black smoke out of the exhaust, I of course shut the engine off, replaced the impeller and was off and running again, the engine seems to be running O.K., my question is : Is it likely that the engine was damaged, if so , Are there any checks I could make to ensure the engine was not damaged, in need of further repairs?

cheers.

Mike.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-07-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,077
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sawingknots is on a distinguished road
i'm assuming you mean your water pump impeller,i doubt there will be any permanent damage,especially if the engines starts normally,just watch your oil level and water [milky] in the oil for a few days[hours] i've been through this a few times.you might consider installing a temp warning alarm
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-07-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,077
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sawingknots is on a distinguished road
btw always let the engine cool down after overheating before restarting
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-07-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Just curious, when was the last time you replaced the impeller, prior to the impeller self-destructing?
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-07-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 50
Thanks: 23
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
GaiaOrion is on a distinguished road
Red face More info and thanks

The impeller was the raw water. This is my first season with Wight SPirit, so I don't know the last time it was replaced. I did find it curious though that the spare looked as old as the boat (1979) but thought that this couldn't be, as the previous owner had a certified wrench puller do maintenance spring and fall on her.....
anyway,s I'll look for the water in the oil, and hope all is well. I'll also be looking for a missing blade (two had broken off and were in the housing, the third....AWOL.
Thanks,
Mike.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-07-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,077
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sawingknots is on a distinguished road
most likely the missing rubber was chewed up and expelled out the exhaust,btw theres no predicting how long impellers will last,but if the engines been sitting for a long time,i usually pour a little liquid soap down the discharge pipe,also i always apply a little on the new impeller when installing[just for lubrication until the water starts flowing.about a second running dry and its history
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Impeller hrs sailrmon Gear & Maintenance 21 08-05-2010 10:45 PM
Problem starting Yanmar 2QM20H and white smoke when running epp Diesel 10 07-30-2010 01:20 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.