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Search: Posts Made By: TheThrill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By TheThrill
Thanks for the tip on the glow plugs. That makes...

Thanks for the tip on the glow plugs. That makes it reasonable. I've had to buy piston and rings for the 2-cylender version of this motor, and same part numbers form the tractor parts folks saved...
Forum: Diesel 03-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
Thanks, I'll use more throttle from now on too.

Thanks, I'll use more throttle from now on too.
Forum: Diesel 03-28-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
The Universal manual (from the suggested...

The Universal manual (from the suggested Torrensen site-thanks) says to activate the glow plugs for 30 sec to 1 minute. It was fairly cool, but not super cold when I made my test, but I held them on...
Forum: Electronics 03-23-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By TheThrill
I agree they can get fried in a hit, but I was...

I agree they can get fried in a hit, but I was thinking about the boats that get a side-shock from a nearby strike at the dock and loose everything that's wired in, leaving only their hand held...
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
I am aware of the hydrolocking issue. I wouldn't...

I am aware of the hydrolocking issue. I wouldn't want to crank an engine longer than 15 seconds anyway and risk overheating the starter. It's a tiny motor with a big job and nothing to cool it.
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
Great advice everybody. Yes, it sounds like I...

Great advice everybody. Yes, it sounds like I have been doing too much cranking and not enough glow-plug heating. I doubt I have been going much over 15 seconds-afraid of overdoing it. But I will...
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
Thanks, No compression release, I believe the...

Thanks,
No compression release, I believe the glowplugs are wired in parallel, but must check.
Does better on the starter battery than the deep cycle or both.
In warm weather, not much glow plug...
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
It definately has 2 glow plugs. I had the engine...

It definately has 2 glow plugs. I had the engine out and replaced rings, etc. due to carbon build-up causing a stuck ring when I got the boat. Cylinders were honed and within specs. Never pulled...
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
As to temps, I sail here in NC all year, so it...

As to temps, I sail here in NC all year, so it may be down close to freezing, but can be reluctant to start cold in 40 degrees. I'll check the voltage at the glow plugs as you guys advised. I...
Forum: Boat Reviews 03-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,131
Posted By TheThrill
It really is a great boat for trips, with the...

It really is a great boat for trips, with the huge ice box, alcohol galley and walk-in head. It is perfect for a couple or 3, and the shallow 3'-3" wing keel lets us get stuck in adventurous places...
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
It is a Universal12 based on a 2-cylinder kubota...

It is a Universal12 based on a 2-cylinder kubota block. Nice little engine. Runs well, sometimes slow to start in the cold.
Forum: Boat Reviews 03-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,131
Posted By TheThrill
Pearson 27

Anyone done some real cruising on a Pearson 27. We love ours, and have thus far done some week-long trips.
Forum: Electronics 03-23-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By TheThrill
I think hand held chart plotters are the way to...

I think hand held chart plotters are the way to go. No chance of lightning damage, and the garmins have held up well for me.
Forum: Diesel 03-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheThrill
glow plugs

Anybody know if weak glow plugs can make a diesel hard to start the way worn out spark plugs can in a gas engine?
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