Originally Posted by Steven UK
Zeehag just reading through this post, because of funds and past experience I am thinking along the lines of picking up a older hopefully better built boat if I can find one with a bad engine I would get a better boat at a better price
. Anyway back to the question when the engine ran away how did it eventually stop and what caused it? I have seen newer PERKINS
run away but never an older one, they were fitted to millions of Massey tractors and gen sets.
Hope all is going well.
right this instant i am coughing my asthmatic lungs out from raw diesel
i am on fire aith each breath.
HOWEVER, i AM in best place to fix problems.
pumps here are very very expensive. according to mexicans working with me
. but 1500 pesos is very very expensive to them. i will call on replacement price to my pump rebuilder in casimira costillo, 70 miles from here.
mine was not caused by blowby but by fail governor in injector pump
. was stopped by cracking all injectors. i believe had it been blowby caused that the runaway would have continued despite cracking all injectors .
i was lucky, as my block and head
and cam and crank were still good.
i bought this boat after po blew the f outta the westerfreke 107 used to be in her. dumped 15k off price as soon as i saw plume of black smoke in san diego
. i replaced with perkins 108 used n ran.
i love this boat, she is comfy under sail even when rolly. biiig winds??!! ha ha... jib
n mizzen, reef em n SAIL!!!
i am very pleased with this boat