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Has anyone any experience with fuel or oil additives for the purposes of deglazing a small 30HP diesel? The motor has been run at a fast idle a fair bit charging batteries etc.
A compression test shows that whilst not 100% the cylinders are within 10% of optimum.
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Suggest that you Google Torresten Marine. Lots of good info available.
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It is Torrenson Marine...they have a good diesel forum where you can get advice specific to your engine.
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Contact these guys...I recently purchased a product (sorry I cant remember the name, I'll check the bottle next time at the boat)

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Are you having problems with the engine? Hard starting, oil consumption? If you are worrying about gazing the cylinders walls the simplest thing to do would to just run the engine under more load, such as running it a little faster than your normal cruising speed and/or putting it in gear when charging the batteries.
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Cool Give it a good gunning mate..Works for me..

Have you tried tying off your boat SECURELY WITH STRONG LINES from both sides to your slip and rev your motor at ALMOST full power for about 30 to 45 mins?

I do this in my truck, (Not in the ocean but!!!) It is done by using third gear on the highway and going almost flatout.
After 30 mins it no longer has low power, starts easily and runs smoother. Really gets the gunk out..
(One day a cop said "pull over, I am going to get the gunk out of you).
Idling in traffic for hours is the same as idling on water.
Works for me.
PS. WATCH your temp guage.

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