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Location: Columbus, Ga
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Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years
well first see if its not seized...does your engine have decomp levers? make sure it turns freely
then start dealing with the other things
I would suggest at the minimum, oil change and all fuel and oil filters, check fuel pump and diaphragms and use new fresh fuel with maybe an additive to "clean" injectors if you dont want to take them off initially
use a spearate tank for that while you clean your main take and lines...
if it wont start you have to start taking things apart and diagnosing but Ive seen some diesels look like crap start right up after being left to rot for decades...
of course before that a new air filter, make sure no mice or animals are inside the intake, exhaust isnt plugged, flange and elbow are clear
I would check the impeller(s)
all the usual suspects...
an important issue is was the boat dry docked or in the water...?
Merit 25 sold...Islander 36 still afloat? who knows...Im still in Columbus, and back...I think...jajajaja!!!!
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