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Forum: Diesel   06-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Re: Siezed perkins

Only if you are a flaming retard, in which case you shouldn't be touching an engine in the first place. Although the crank can take the turning force the bolt the pipe wrench is being put on may not...
Forum: Diesel   06-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Re: Siezed perkins

You got me cringing with that pipe wrench. I would try removing the starter and get a pry bar on a tooth of the flywheel. The whole fulcrum lever thing works pretty good and will generate much more...
Forum: Diesel   06-14-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,179
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Re: Engine Valve Clearances

Harder starting, may take a longer cranking time or may seem like a bad battery or starter because of slower cranking and or lack of power/performance.

Tolerance usually increases unless there...
Forum: Diesel   05-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,407
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Re: Westerbeke - no start post inj. pump rebuild.

Not to criticize, but that is a horrible idea.

If you bend the injector lines enough to do what you are saying you risk kinking the injector lines creating reduction in pressure and volume which...
Forum: Diesel   05-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,407
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Re: Westerbeke - no start post inj. pump rebuild.

How about a little history on the engine. Why did you get the pump and injectors rebuilt were there any other running problems when it last ran or any other evidence for us to help you diagnose your...
Forum: Diesel   05-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Re: Westerbeke 30B Won't Get Max RPM with Load

Also check exhaust restrictions or if you have done anything to the exhaust that might affect the performance as well. A poorly tuned exhaust will not allow proper scavenging of the cylinder during...
Forum: Diesel   05-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Re: Westerbeke 30B Won't Get Max RPM with Load

Other than what you have already listed. Compression, Timing, Air intake restrictions, Low fuel pressure and or flow, clogged fuel filter/lines/tank vent. If the basics don't bring you to a...
Forum: Diesel   05-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Re: Additives ( a discussion)

I think you need to go back and re read what you have written. Octane and Cetane are diametrically opposed as far as what they do inside the combustion chamber.

From Wikipedia;Cetane number or CN...
Forum: Diesel   11-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,172
Posted By CarelessNavigator
My opinion; I wouldn't hesitate to fix it no...

My opinion; I wouldn't hesitate to fix it no matter how small it seems to be. A little bit of blow by is normal past the piston and rings but anywhere else is unacceptable. Things can get ugly if you...
Forum: Diesel   04-13-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,157
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Air in the fuel system indicates a leak on the...

Air in the fuel system indicates a leak on the primary/suction side of the fuel system. A fuel leak is always going to be on the secondary/pressure side of the fuel system.

Symptoms of air in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,660
Posted By CarelessNavigator
There is no secret. Electrically they are the...

There is no secret. Electrically they are the same. Electrons cannot tell the difference one way or the other. Just make sure the size/gauge of the wire is the same or able to handle the batteries...
Forum: Diesel   04-08-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,294
Posted By CarelessNavigator
According to this brochure from 1986 it states...

According to this brochure from 1986 it states that it has a self bleeding fuel system. Don't know if any changes were made between 84 and 86.
1986 Westerbeke33 Brochure...
Forum: Diesel   04-05-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 5,711
Posted By CarelessNavigator
The Color of Smoke and What the problem could be

Here is a post I made on another forum about The Colors of Smoke on a Diesel Engine and their related symptoms. I am hoping this here can help anyone that needs a good reference for diagnosing the...
Forum: Electronics   04-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,881
Posted By CarelessNavigator
I normally use a screwdriver to check solenoids...

I normally use a screwdriver to check solenoids for magnetism but here is a much slicker and easier way to test electro hydraulic solenoids and alternators.



YouTube - Testing Solenoids and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,043
Posted By CarelessNavigator
I know it's a little late now but in the future...

I know it's a little late now but in the future you can write on white heat shrink for labels. They work pretty good. when I was in the Navy I used to label the sound powered phone wires like that.
Forum: Diesel   03-28-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,675
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Sometimes the manufacturer will put the spec's...

Sometimes the manufacturer will put the spec's along with the adjustment procedure. You may have to read into the procedure a bit to find the spec's.
Forum: Diesel   03-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,978
Posted By CarelessNavigator
This was something I didn't think about until...

This was something I didn't think about until after I got offline last night. I was going to come back and state basically the same thing about trends over multiple analysis'. I still don't...
Forum: Diesel   03-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,978
Posted By CarelessNavigator
You should obtain the actual analysis results...

You should obtain the actual analysis results from the mechanic then contact the analysis company and get a better interpretation from them. Find out what "action required" means from them. Hearing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-24-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 9,499
Posted By CarelessNavigator
For the places where thieves like to swim to your...

For the places where thieves like to swim to your boat and steal your dinghy and outboard Would chumming the water before you go to sleep and maybe hanging a bait bag or two be a bad thing?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-23-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By CarelessNavigator
:eek: This is a joke right?

:eek: This is a joke right?
Forum: Diesel   03-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By CarelessNavigator
I've never seen a weak glow plug they either work...

I've never seen a weak glow plug they either work or don't work. Before you go ahead and pull them check to see if you have voltage at the glow plug terminal you should get 12v there. Glow plugs and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By CarelessNavigator
Try McMaster Carr they have everything.

Try McMaster Carr they have everything.
Forum: Diesel   03-11-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 16,852
Posted By CarelessNavigator
I am an advocate of proper use of starting fluid....

I am an advocate of proper use of starting fluid. To say that nothing will happen if it is used on a diesel engine is misleading to someone who is unaware. Chances are nothing will happen when you...
Forum: Diesel   03-07-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 16,852
Posted By CarelessNavigator
It is not an urban legend. Ether ignites easily...

It is not an urban legend. Ether ignites easily burns rapidly and produces high cylinder pressures. Ether can also pre ignite in the cylinder causing all kinds of damage to pistons, rings, connecting...
Forum: Diesel   03-04-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By CarelessNavigator
You can also call or take it to your local...

You can also call or take it to your local alternator starter re builder they should be able to identify the terminals with ease.
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