Please help guys
I spent the whole weekend putting in new engine
mounts and disconnected the mixing elbow
for better access. There was a trickle of water
coming out over the 3 days it took to put the new mounts in which I thought was odd as I had the water
closed. Once I had put it all back together I fired her up and she ran perfectly and so much quieter than before. Everything was fine at this stage.
Today only 2 days later I was going to fire it up and put her in gear
to see how the alignment looked but when I hit the start button she turned about half a revolution then it stopped but the starter was still trying to push. Felt then like a compression
lock up. Tried a few more times but then the starter gave out and i got nothing out of it.
At this stage I was thinking starter motor
, but when I took off the air intake cover there was a small amount of water in it pooled at the bottom, about half a teaspoon and the filter was a little wet.
There is no water in the oil
, the batteries were fully charged and she ran like a dream on the last start. I am hoping its just the starter motor
and the water is just some weird coincidence!! It is an older yanmar 2qm20
. I also could turn her over by hand with the decompression levers on but not sure if this would make a difference. Is she stuffed or is there hope?????