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In Water diesel question?
For some articles on the care and feeding of a marine diesel, go to www.torreson.com. They are a well respected outfit with info on Universal engines among others. I just read their article on winterizing and they did not mention fogging the cylinders. If I were you, I''d stop worrying about that.
To answer your last question, yes, anything you spray into the air intake will get to the cylinders. All a diesel needs to run is air and clean fuel. If your engine has an air filter, make sure it''s clean. But some engines don''t have an air filter at all -- such as my little Westerbeke.
You asked an earlier question about whether the impeller shaft will spin off if you turn the engine over now with the impeller out. It won''t.
Two other suggestions: this winter track down a diesel engine course in your area. Lots of outfits offer them these days, usually something like a two-day course over a weekend. Some guys in Annapolis have one they call "Don''t be a Diesel Dork." I took the course a long time ago and learned a lot.
Also, buy a copy of Nigel Calder''s book on marine diesel engines. Go to www.abebooks.com and search for it on that site. it''s a great place to find used books.
One question for you: did you change the oil before you laid up the engine?