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post #4 of Old 10-14-2019
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Re: Installing new engine

All wearables need to be replaced: hoses, belts, impeller, filters, fluids, etc. I'd pull the injectors, spray a small amount of fogging oil in each cylinder and turn the motor over by hand to try to pre-lube as best I could. Not to mention, just insure the motor turns over, before putting the starter motor to it. Injectors don't like to sit dry that long, so having them pop tested wouldn't be a bad idea. You can always see how she runs first.

If it's an unused motor, be sure to understand the break-in procedure. This typically requires heavy load and heavy but variable throttle for specified periods to wear in the rings and avoid varnishing the cylinder walls. Most sailboats motor in and out of the harbor at loads far below those necessary to properly break in an engine. Get out there and use it for hours at first.

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