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Search: Posts Made By: DixeyJulie
Forum: Diesel 08-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Silvio
Re: No heat exhaust (air) hosing in engine compartment

Mechanic makes a good point. That said, I have exhaust hose and a blower in mine. I hardly ever turn it on, but occasionally in Florida during very hot days I have switched it on and noted a definite...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By mtjewell81
Re: Newbie

Dixey- Yes, I have registered with findacew.net. Right now I am just a free member, but a couple of months before I leave I am going to upgrade to premium membership. Do you have any opinions or...
Forum: Diesel 08-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By arvicola-amphibius
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Assuming your oil sample report is good, it would still be worth monitoring your engine's health for a while.
Buy or borrow one of those filter cutters (like a can opener). If you can't get one at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,430
Posted By GrummanPilot
Re: Docking help

What I did was practice where there was nothing to hit. Find a crab pot or mooring buoy in calm water and and practice coming up to it from different directions. Try to have your boat stop dead 1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,430
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Docking help

Stay around a marina for a day and watch people dock similar boats. When you see someone that does it well and makes it look easy...introduce yourself. Tell them you watched them dock, loved how easy...
Forum: Diesel 08-07-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Good advice about flushing with fresh water. If it's going to sit for a while, it might be a good idea to flush with glycol or regular anti freeze to further protect the water jackets in the block....
Forum: Diesel 08-07-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By arvicola-amphibius
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

DixieJ, a very good idea to have your engine oil analysed. Hopefully it will give you peace of mind. The fact that the engine seized AFTER you shut it down may have saved it. They do heat soak a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-06-2013
Replies: 3,269
Views: 456,656
Posted By Captedl99
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

My name is Ed been around Sailnet for many years as a Pearson 365 owner just changed boats in March this year now have a Passport 42 cutter, sailing Gulf coast Texas live aboard Watergate Marina...
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

I can remember having salt water cooled Chrysler Crowns and Royals in some of my old boats. Those engines lasted decades with salt water cooling. Of course, the castings were twice the thickness of...
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By dem45133
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Good day avicola...

Part of that discussion would obviously be how old the boat/engine when one got it. Since I am a poor man... any boat or engine I get is about 20 or 30 years old. If one buys...
Forum: Diesel 08-05-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By arvicola-amphibius
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Drifting off subject a little, but to revive the old debate about whether to convert a raw water engine to fresh cooling is worth the money.
Personally, I don't believe it is. Raw water cooling is...
Forum: Diesel 08-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By dem45133
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Good day DixieJulie

Once you eliminate the simple things as mentioned above there is something to think about...

Since it is raw water cooled and salt water.... its a bad combination for any...
Forum: Diesel 08-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Since the engine is not blowing a lot of smoke, your problem is the unexplained overheating. I would investigate all the possible causes before spending many thousands to have the engine removed and...
Forum: Diesel 08-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By dem45133
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

I second the high rev comment. 3600 is pushing it. Actually on most long stroke engines its starting into the "screaming" definition. You may be a little underpropped too, but just pull the...
Forum: Diesel 08-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

In the manual for my 3GM30, I believe there is a water flow graphic. Maybe you can look at the one for your engine, look at the path of the water to see where there may be some clogging. The head...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Check out my post above. It has a link to the service ratings of modern oils. The old oils like CD, which I used to use, have been replaced. CD and many of the old classifications are now obsolete,...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

That makes one wonder why someone took the thermostat out. Possible overheating before? Taking the thermostat out causes the engine to run too cool, making it run less efficiently. I've heard that...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By dem45133
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Without a thermostat sometimes (depending flow characteristics) the flow can be too much and prevent full operating temp...

I supposed it could be possible that the stay time around the cylinder...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By dem45133
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Back to the original topic.... I've been using Shell Rotella 15w40 for 35 years in all my diesel and most of my gas engines (old school low rev type). Only in the very coldest part of winter do I...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

If it's running ok now maybe you dodged a bullet. Keep a close watch on oil consumption. Diesels will always need a top-off every 20 hours or so but any more than that and you should suspect some...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By dem45133
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

(edit: I replied from the original post on your over heat on page 1, didn't see the previous replies until just now. I repeated a couple things, but also added a couple. No matter what you need to...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Overheating to the point of seizing up is really bad. It's likely the cylinder walls have been scored already. You can't do this too many times until the engine is toast. If it will turn over again:...
Forum: Diesel 08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By arvicola-amphibius
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

DixeyJulie, to have an engine seize through overheating once is bad, twice is terrible!

You say you have water flow through the exhaust, so the raw water side seems OK. However, what is the...
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