Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 21-01-2011, 11:42   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cruising long term
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 42E
Posts: 18
Westerbeke 6BTD Automatic Cut Out Problem ?

Have just bought a boat with a Westerbeke generator that was running fine.

Changed the oil and filter today and the engine now won't keep running. It starts OK with the Pre-Heat switch held down but as soon as the pre-heat switch is released the engine stops running (even when keeping switch depressed for recommended few seconds before release).

The literature states the pre-heat switch, when depressed, over-rides the automatic cut out which monitors Oil Pressure, Water Temp, Exhaust Temp. The Oil pressure Guage shows oil pressure to be within limits and even keeping the pre-heat switch depressed for up to 30 seconds doesn't help.

I would love to hear from anybody out there who has encountered this problem before.
__________________
Pine Painter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-01-2011, 12:06   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cruising long term
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 42E
Posts: 18
Found the Problem - So all OK

No need for any responses. When changing the oil filter I had broken one of the electrical contacts on the oil pressure switch, but it was hard to spot.
__________________
Pine Painter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
westerbeke

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Westerbeke W50 Cooling Problem daedaluscan Engines and Propulsion Systems 5 27-03-2010 22:24
Problem with Westerbeke 3.8KW Generator Mike Sibley Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 6 14-01-2009 05:37



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:43.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.