When I got involved with boats I had a good knowledge of gasoline engines and only knew that diesels stank. Literally, the smell of diesel
fumes hits me like garlic to vampires. As I reluctantly got intimate with diesel
engines (always wear protection, the stink never gets out of your clothes<G>) I came to realize diesel engines are great. There's no ignition system, so they can run reliably even mainly under water
Yeah, sure, as long as the fuel
injection and cleaning
are treated like visiting royalty.
All a diesel does is trade
ignition problems for fuel
problems. And cut your fuel tank
size in half. Maybe if I converted it to run on peanut oil
, the way Herr Doctor Diesel intended, I could solve that stink problem?
Anyway...if your entire fuel supply from tank to injectors is perfectly clean and dry, and you've replaced any and all crush washers every time your've touched them, and found the only correct way to bleed whatever engine
you have...The relentless applicaiton of logic and waiting patiently for obscure ten cent parts
(Yeah, sure) to arrive from Sweden
and other convenient places usually will get it running rock solid.
Terry, if you are anywhere near Annapolis
(and UPS ground has a fairly large range where "ground" is guaranteed to ship overnight) you might try Voss Marine
. They're an old family
business, exceptionally generous about their time on the phone
, and extremely reasonable with parts
prices. If they deal with your engine
make, odds are they can get you up and running as quickly and cheaply as anyone. Very few shops impress me, and they made The Short List very quickly.