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Cape Dory, 1984 25D..limited restoration & relaunch.

Recently purchased a 1984 25 D Cape Dory, engine has not been run for 4 years. Can anyone advise me on best procedure of what to do to the Varner 1MG diesel before I try to start it. I have replaced both oil & fuel filters. I will drain & refill fuel & oil. Do I pre oil cylinders, add injector conditioner to fuel, any thing I have missed or do not know about? Getting mildew & mold off (Cabin)wood work. Best sealer on wood especially teak on deck..
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Re: Cape Dory, 1984 25D..limited restoration & relaunch.

I would hand crank the engine with kill switch engaged in order to lubricate it before start up. If this isn't possible I'd turn it over a couple times with the electric starter, kill switch engaged. That'll also do the trick.

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Re: Cape Dory, 1984 25D..limited restoration & relaunch.

Turn the motor over by hand with the compression release open and the fuel shut off knob pulled out ( there is not kill switch on a 1GM ) to make sure it is turning properly then use the starter with the compression release open. then i would close the compression release and try to start it before you change the fuel filter . since you have changed the filter you will now have to bleed the fuel lines all the way to the injectors on an engine that you have not run. I would say read up on bleeding the fuel system or get a qualified mechanic to help you. https://www.yanmarshop.com/Media/Def...J020A1279).pdf

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Just opening up the fuel, new filter or not I have to bleed fuel lines? Every time I change fuel filters will this be an issue??
If I had done nothing with fuel/filter system I would not have had to bleed system..but risk contaminated fuel issue?
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Re: Cape Dory, 1984 25D..limited restoration & relaunch.

bleeding is not hard but read the manual first, diesels are very fussy about air in the fuel line not like a gas engine. you need to bleed before you turn it over. four year old fuel in the injectors should not be a problem. I have always used a outboard pump bulb to bleed the filters and lines. some will say they are not made for diesel and will fail. but I have never had a problem in 40 years

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