Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Tennessee
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I know how to make it rain, try to work on your boat. I'm glad I started this thread because I learned a few things. One I was going to hook up the garden hose to the water intake, turn the hose on and crank the engine. I think that would have been a bone head move because flooding the cylinders with water from the exhaust would have happened. Also I should concentrate on just starting the engine instead of spending time to drain and clean the tank. Its a bit difficult to purchase boat parts in the hills of east Tennessee but Autozone did come through with a cross reference for the fuel filter. And Fram does have an oil filter that fits my Yanmar. Tonight I decompressed the engine, there are two levers, put a socket, 1&1/16", to the nut up front and turned the engine over several times while attempting to spray fogging oil into the air intake. Then I hooked up a new battery, turned the key on and was greeted with a siren. Turns out that is normal. Pushed the start button and the engine turned over. The decompression levers are still open. Tomorrow, if it doesn't rain Ill get a gallon of fresh diesel, finish changing the oil and try to start the engine for real.
The foam in the air cleaner falls apart when touched. Its back to autozone for more parts.
Thanks to all who suggested the proper course of action.