Thanks for the reply gentlemen.
Hmm, low compression
Could be, the beast is 26 years old... perfect age for a female in a bikini I should add, but perhaps a bit long in the tooth for a diesel engine
in the marine environment
I have no other indications of low compression
, such as smoke or lack of power, but I will keep it in mind next time my buddy with the compression tester comes around to bum a beer
Aye, cold tempratures and cold starts...Indeed.
I drove diesel
taxis and trucks in Norway
...In the winter.
-20 Celsius was common, and requiered glow plugs and pre-heated engine
, etc. Been there, done that...Over and over again.
Perhaps that is why I moved to South East Florida
Have been here the last 6 years and have sworn to God and the Devil that I will never sail North of 26 North....(Even that is too far North for my taste...)
So, uh...Yes, when I noticed that the Perkins
took longer to start than normal, that was about August / September here in Florida
Close to 40 degrees celsius and 100 Fahrenheit, therefore, smart money
say's it ain't a cold fuel
Nowadays, January 1st, it is probably 18 C at night and 25 C during the day....A bit chilly for me, but warmer times are-a comming in a few months..
Sorry for hi-jacking yer start battery
thread Gord....Will buy ya a been next time, and start my own topics...