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Old 01-08-2012, 21:55   #181
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Thanx for the tip. I did take th end caps off, cleaned the surface and did make a hi heat gasket for it. I have only put 30 hours on the engine since the rebuild. lets keep our fingers crossed...
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:43   #182
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Here's a little tip. Always take the engine out of gear and rev it high just before shutting it down. Cleans out the carbon every time
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:30   #183
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Wise suggestions from both of you. The Engine Machine shop also said that it was really helpful to spray a little Marvel Magic Mystery oil in the intake while shutting it down if I was going to let it sit for awhile between uses. I have never heard of that but this guy's been a builder for almost 50 years.
IF you follow this advice, you should squirt the oil AFTER the air filter not before it.

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Ok...Here it is being finalized in the garage before going to the boat and in the boat, finished. It was an adventure for sure...
That is one sweet looking engine!
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Old 09-02-2013, 00:31   #184
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Here to report the engine is still doing fine. About 60+ hours on the rebuild. I'm tearing into the in hull diesel tank this week and polishing the diesel. By the way Miniyot...No air filter on a diesel.
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Old 11-02-2013, 13:11   #185
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Here to report the engine is still doing fine. About 60+ hours on the rebuild. I'm tearing into the in hull diesel tank this week and polishing the diesel. By the way Miniyot...No air filter on a diesel.
There should be a air filter on a diesel, dirty unfiltered air will cause wear on the piston rings. Result is loss of compression & increased oil consumption.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:09   #186
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There should be a air filter on a diesel, dirty unfiltered air will cause wear on the piston rings. Result is loss of compression & increased oil consumption.
My Volvo 2003 never had one,
My Westerbeke 4-107 neither
The Yanmar 4JH didn't
Perkins M-40...nope
This Westerbeke W46...Uh uh
They all had a screen that would keep flies out but not mosquitoes.
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There should be a air filter on a diesel, dirty unfiltered air will cause wear on the piston rings. Result is loss of compression & increased oil consumption.
Maybe up a river! Out at sea the air is clean, unless it's a really dusty boat.
My Yanny only has an air box.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:17   #188
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Yup...thats what I meant by screen...was the air box with a very course mesh screen.
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Yup...thats what I meant by screen...was the air box with a very course mesh screen.
Don't know for sure. Haven't had it off yet.

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I like the uni-joint on the trans. Looks like that ran you a few house payments.
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I like the uni-joint on the trans. Looks like that ran you a few house payments.
The Pythondrive was a little over 1 boat credit and I had to move the motor forward about 3". Plus had to build a mount that would take the force of the prop/shaft pushing the boat. But it runs real smooth and keeps the PSS on center with that dancing yanny.

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Wunderbar!!!
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Dell's motor is so pretty that it lives under a see thru cover and he uses it to pick up women!
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Dell's motor is so pretty that it lives under a see thru cover and he uses it to pick up women!
I do have a peep hole. But yeah! It's a real chic magnet. I have the wife scrubbing it with a toothbrush every saturday.

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Maybe up a river! Out at sea the air is clean, unless it's a really dusty boat.
My Yanny only has an air box.
There are farms on both sides with fields that get plowed & the wind then blows dust everywhere. I have K&N filters on my Hinos & Westerbeke gen to keep that dust out. IMHO unless the air is hospital clean a engine needs a air cleaner. I've heard of dust blowing across the ocean from the African continent, may be at high altitudes & not a problem to sailboats. To each his own, a diesel breaths thousands of gallon of air for each gallon of fuel & I'll try to keep mine clean because dirt is the enemy.
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