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Search: Posts Made By: rchad
Forum: Diesel 08-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,696
Posted By rchad
Re: Yanmar 2gm transmission noise

Thanks,

Shaft to coupling is fine. I, too, suspect clutch linkage issue. I'll try the shifting by hand method to see if I get better gear engagement.
Forum: Diesel 08-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,696
Posted By rchad
Yanmar 2gm transmission noise

Sometimes when I reduce the throttle on my Yanmar 2gm to idling speed, while still in gear, and try to increase throttle again, I hear a "clickity clacking" sound ....almost as though gears were not...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,024
Posted By rchad
no start yanmar

I got out to the boat this afternoon, changed the racor primary filter with new O rings, changed the fuel filter, added fresh diesel to the primary filter, bled the system again all the way to the...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,024
Posted By rchad
I'm going out today with new filters, new fuel,...

I'm going out today with new filters, new fuel, and some more bleeding. The fuel is rather old, so filling my primary filter with new fuel should eliminate one of the variables.
Thanks for all the...
Forum: Diesel 11-09-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,024
Posted By rchad
It's a Racor filter with an o ring inside the...

It's a Racor filter with an o ring inside the cap. I'll put that at the top of my to do list this wknd. I'd rather not mess with anything complicated. I'm hoping it's something simple. Thanks for...
Forum: Diesel 11-08-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,024
Posted By rchad
no start Yanmar

I seem to be getting fuel to the injectors, because when I bleed the line at the injection point, it squirts out. Is it possible that a clogged injector could be causing fuel to not get to the...
Forum: Diesel 11-06-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,024
Posted By rchad
How will I know if I've found any air in the fuel...

How will I know if I've found any air in the fuel system? i've bled the system numerous times at the secondary fuel filter, injection pump and at both cylinders. I'm getting no bubbles in the first...
Forum: Diesel 11-05-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,024
Posted By rchad
no start Yanmar

I've been experiencing great frustration trying to get my Yanmar 2GM started for the past few weeks.

Just before Hurricane Irene last August, after some significant rain, I discovered that my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,679
Posted By rchad
Cetol removal

Can anyone suggest a remover for cetol that won't bother my gelcoat? There are some places where I have very limited ability to sand or scrape.
Forum: Diesel 04-17-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 4,755
Posted By rchad
Yanmar mixing elbow

I recently purchased a new exhaust mixing elbow for my 2GM20F. I was able to salvage the threaded coupling from the old one. How should the threads be treated before assembly? Or do they just...
Forum: Diesel 02-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By rchad
mixing elbow carbon build up

I have my Yanmar 2GM mixing elbow apart. I'm wondering if there's a good way to clean the carbon build up from inside the elbow aside from trying to scrape it clean. Some parts are pretty hard to...
Forum: Diesel 07-07-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By rchad
Thanks...I'll get out there and start checking...

Thanks...I'll get out there and start checking...
Forum: Diesel 07-07-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By rchad
Primary Filter Question

I've had a lot of trouble starting my Yanmar 2GM20F lately. I noticed the other day that the primary filter for my Yanmar was only half full of fuel when I was checking the filter. I had topped it...
Forum: Diesel 06-22-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By rchad
diesel newbie

I've learned lots from the Nigel Caulder "Marine Diesel Engines", and from Charlie Wing's "How Boat Things Work". Great advice on maintaining and troubleshooting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,306
Posted By rchad
There's a very good article in Good Old Boat...

There's a very good article in Good Old Boat (March/Apr 07) that describes three methods of replacing dodger windows. The writer uses 30 mil plastic. I haven't tried to do that yet, but that article...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By rchad
raw water intake

I did get some very useful info from my local Yanmar dealer. He said that the rate of flow from my Yanmar 2GM20F should be 2 GPM at 700 to 11 GPM at 3300 RPM.

Thanks to all for suggestions..now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By rchad
raw water intake

Can air in my raw water strainer have an adverse effect on the rate of flow of sea water into my water pump? I've checked all hoses and seacock for obstructions and found everything clear..no kinks,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 834
Posted By rchad
teak rubrail repair

Our 1972 Cape Dory 30 has teak rubrails which have worn down significantly near the bow from the chafing of mooring pennants. I'd like to bring the rails up to original by filling and then capping...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 3,817
Posted By rchad
Yanmar Throttle

The speed control arm is difficult to move whether or not the engine is running.
Seems to work just fine, just seems that it should operate much more easily. I have to put a lot of muscle into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 3,817
Posted By rchad
Yanmar throttle

The throttle cable on my Yanmar 2GM20F is very difficult to move. I disconnected it from the engine and found that the problem is not with the cable linkage but with the arm that connects to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By rchad
Question head lube

What's the best lubricant to use when replacing gaskets on a W and C "Headmate"?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By rchad
Question noisy wiring in mast

Is there a good way to silence my swinging vhf,masthead, and anchor light wiring without affecting the operation of my main and jib sheet halyards? The best access I see is probably through the jib...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By rchad
Jib repair

Thanks all,

I found a sailmaker in Salem, MA who said that it would be about a 30 minute repair. It could have been much worse.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By rchad
jib repair

I have a 2' tear along the leech of my jib , 10' from the top of the jib. The tear runs beside the continuous adhesive tape. Looking for temporary or more long term repair solutions. Any tried and...
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