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Old 09-09-2012, 19:37   #31
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Re: Diesel Abuse?

Under loading is a known problem with diesels and can be an issue long term. The biggest abuse of recreational marine diesels is long term storage without proper preparation.

Read your owners manual or better yet a service manual about long term storage. Follow the book and you can leave it in storage for years without any trouble. Don't follow the book and it could turn into a mooring anchor in a couple of years.
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Old 09-09-2012, 19:42   #32
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Yup yup yup!!! Detroits all the way,,and let me tell ya,,Greyhound was not known for easy duty on their engines, very mistreated,,but is expected whith dozens of different drivers all the time with different driving habits.
Gas Boxes would never survive the trips......

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Hay Nemo were those Detroits ?? They last forever if run right and maintained right!! Our new to us ketch has my all time favorite 471 7000 type with 160 hp 2 stroke! with 600 gal fuel tanks! gives us a Bunch of range if needed!! Ya just can't beat a Detroit for long service and fuel mileage!! And ya can get parts anywhere most anytime !!
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The old 8V71's where always my favorites too,,,fantastic to see them on the Drag strip as well,,,,makes a lot of Jaws drop i tell ya!!!!!

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