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Forum: Diesel   06-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By dragon lady
Re: Universal compression check confusion

compression testing of a diesel engine usually results in confusion, it isnt a recommended practice
Forum: Diesel   06-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By dragon lady
Re: Diesel stalls at idle

1.clean / change all air & fuel filters.
2.set the idle speed accurately to engine spec.
3.if your engine has separate oil sump in its fuel injection pump, change the fuel pump lub oil.
Forum: Diesel   06-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By dragon lady
Re: Westerbeke L25 cold start

Fuel pump timing is critical and must be set in accordance with engine maker instructions.
Compression checks do not yield reliable results on diesel engines. you are likely to be more confused if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By dragon lady
Re: GFO stuffing box packing

An overtightened stuffing box will heat up.
The degree of overtightening together with the friction coefficient of the packing will determine the extent of heat generated which will translate into...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By dragon lady
Re: Dropped freeze plug into Yanmar. What to do?

what size plug / hole ?
even if you get it back to the hole it went in through you will have to fold it over or something similar to get it out, do you have the room / tools / skill to perform that...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By dragon lady
Re: Funny throttle mechanism ... help!

need a picture of the lever concerned to respond properly, you could be describing a "break back" lever with the spring missing which holds the two levers together within their normal operating...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By dragon lady
Re: Volume of returned fuel?

For any given engine several factors determine returned fuel volume, engine speed, load, piping details and lift pump condition to name some.

If you really care to know what yours is it can...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By dragon lady
Re: Volvo Penta Heat Exchanger mounting??

I presume we are talking about the FW cooler.
I see nothing wrong with an off engine mounted cooler in principle.
Your (new) connections must allow for the relative motion which will occur with...
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