I was unable to start my Westerbeke diesel generator
. The remote
panel was completely dead and when I pressed the pre-heat switch, nothing registered on the panel, no blower or priming pump, nothing.
I managed to isolate the problem as a bad exhaust
temperature switch which cuts the engine
if the exhaust
temp gets too high, as when there is insufficient cooling water
Without this switch in the circuit, the pre-heat and starter function fine. Being in the Honduras
, getting a replacement switch may take some time, and in the mean time I cannot run the water
maker, battery charger
My question is whether it is safe to run the generator
without this switch in place, provided I monitor
operating temperature gauge (until I get the replacement part).
Anyone have any experience or suggestions?
Thanks for any advice.