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10-27-2012 05:22 PM
Paladin
Re: Stored Westerbeke 46

Adding Marvel will help to free up the rings. Injectors are basically nothing but high pressure check valves.(30 year diesel mech here) Soaking them could eliminate varnish that the fuel may have turned into. Most reputable marinas "pickle" engines that are known to be going into long term storage. This means they put additives in all areas,fuel, oil, & water. these additives are conducive to help in long term storage.Running the engine long enough for this additive to reach the injectors is the key.
10-16-2012 01:18 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Stored Westerbeke 46

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Originally Posted by renbluefish View Post
thanks, since the engine was rebuilt does that put the hours back to 0???
It's common to refer to the hours "since overhaul" or "since full rebuild". In the aircraft industry they have a term "SMOH" (Since Major OverHaul.

It's NOT considered O/K to leave that reference out and imply it's a factory new engine. That's regarded as deceptive although a properly rebuilt engine is equal to new, even better in some cases if the time was taken to "blueprint" it.
10-16-2012 10:27 AM
captcob
Re: Stored Westerbeke 46

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Originally Posted by renbluefish View Post
I have a Westerbeke 46 thats been sitting in heated storage for 10 years. I dont have plans for it for another 2years. The marina that stored it had rebuilt the motor before storage. I have mechanical skills but have only worked on and rebuilt gasoline motors. Plan on taking a deisel motor class. My question is should I pull the injectors and dribble some oil into them, so that I prevent any damage untill I know what i'm looking at.
The motor is in a dry basement thats heated.

I am interested in your engine,,,could you please send me an email at captwestwind@hotmail so we could exchange further information..Thanks Captcob
10-04-2012 04:11 PM
renbluefish
Re: Stored Westerbeke 46

I still have the motor, dream has been put on hold. Still holding fast. Motor is still in heated storage and i have a dehumidifier maintaining humidity. Havent messed with anything yet, but it still moves. Im guessing rings havent froze. Not sure on seals but thinking of getting a motor stand and giving her a crank.
10-02-2012 07:32 PM
Rockter
Re: Stored Westerbeke 46

Every few months or so turn the motor over a few revolutions, avoiding it stopping at the same crank position each time.
If it turns over OK, I certainly would not distirb the injectors to pour oil in there. leave well alone, friend.
If it bothers you, spray some WD40 down the inlet tract and turn the motor over very slowly afterward.
10-02-2012 06:06 PM
captcob
Re: Stored Westerbeke 46

Do you still have this engine and what kind of condition is it now??
10-02-2012 06:04 PM
captcob
Re: Stored Westerbeke 46

Quote:
Originally Posted by renbluefish View Post
I have a Westerbeke 46 thats been sitting in heated storage for 10 years. I dont have plans for it for another 2years. The marina that stored it had rebuilt the motor before storage. I have mechanical skills but have only worked on and rebuilt gasoline motors. Plan on taking a deisel motor class. My question is should I pull the injectors and dribble some oil into them, so that I prevent any damage untill I know what i'm looking at.
The motor is in a dry basement thats heated.
Do you still have this engine available??
03-20-2010 07:35 AM
renbluefish thanks, since the engine was rebuilt does that put the hours back to 0???
03-20-2010 05:07 AM
bartvdv it wouldnt hurt to turn the engine by hand a few revolutions.
Keep it airtight.
03-19-2010 06:36 PM
priscilla Yes, squirt some mystery oil into the cylinders to prevent the piston rings from sticking to the cylinder walls...take care with those injecter sealing washers. The Westerbeke 46 is a nice engine. Contact the service department at Westerbeke when your ready to recommission, they may have some suggestions. If there's a transmission- over fill it with fluid.
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