No engine power
After a couple of weeks of inactivity, my engine (Universal M25 Diesel, with a little over 1,000 hours on it), is giving me a bit of trouble. It doesn’t seem to generate any power, and I can’t get it to run more than 1,800 RPM, even under full throttle. In fairly flat water with only a bit of breeze on the beam, she barely topped 2 knots!
I also noticed that, when in gear, the exhaust contains sooty, oily water. With the transmission in idle, the exhaust water is fairly clean, though. There isn''t any excessive smoke either.
Any ideas what the problem can be? Thanks for your help!