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Old 18-10-2017, 10:09   #16
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Re: Engine flooded by house fresh water pump

pull the injectors drop all the lube oil and fill everything up with ATF

blow dry and bake the starter,

drain the atf and roll the engine over by hand.

install the injectors and start it up. change the oil twice and filter after 5 hours
each.

remove the opil and filter, change it again.

send the starter out ofr rebuild or replacvement along with the alternaot if necessary

yuou need to make surte the damper plate is dry or the spring will rust.

you may be able to acess it through the fly wheel port. spray it down with wd 40.
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Old 18-10-2017, 10:37   #17
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Do NOT wait! Do a makeshift arrangement if necessary and run it as soon as possible.
Yeah this is in general best. When we used to recover salvage boats at the yard we would either pump all the fluids clear all the water and get a little extra oil in the cylinders then get it all running ASAP. Or if we couldn't do that we would either A leave it in water until we could ( for example throw an out-board in a 55 gallon drum of water as as we pulled it out until we could tear it apart then next day) or B clear all the water and fill everything with oil until we could work on it. (cylinders crankcase everything ) and leave out the injectors in case some one tried to turn it over. Just clearing the water and not getting oil and diesel over the internals will have nasty results.
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Old 18-10-2017, 14:11   #18
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Re: Engine flooded by house fresh water pump

Best thing is to open the compression levers and crank it. After you do that, start it and run it till it is hot. 1/2 hour.

Change the oil.

It will be fine.
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Old 18-10-2017, 15:13   #19
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Re: Engine flooded by house fresh water pump

subscribed. great thread of info
hope it works out OK in the end.

a drag bunch of work to do - that's boats
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Old 18-10-2017, 15:46   #20
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Good news is that Im in Guaymas Mexico. Its 35 deg in the boat with almost zero humidity right now. Things should dry out right quick.

Thanks again everyone
Hopefully I can move onto the next crisis now.
Gary
Before you crank the engine over I suggest you remove the seawater pump impeller as you say you are on the hard and don't have raw water. If not, the impeller will disintegrate due to running dry and you will be chasing rubber bits in the cooling system which then becomes a new crisis.
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Old 18-10-2017, 16:34   #21
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I didn't see anyone mention turning off the raw water valve before spinning the engine. This will prevent raw water from getting into the exhaust manifold and possibly the cylinders. Remember to open the raw water valve as soon as the engine starts.

Also, if you are going to be using a shop vac -- make sure it has a spark proof motor. Even WD-40 will ignite under the right conditions.
Hes on the hard. 😆
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pull the injectors drop all the lube oil and fill everything up with ATF

blow dry and bake the starter,

drain the atf and roll the engine over by hand.

install the injectors and start it up. change the oil twice and filter after 5 hours
each.

remove the opil and filter, change it again.

send the starter out ofr rebuild or replacvement along with the alternaot if necessary

yuou need to make surte the damper plate is dry or the spring will rust.

you may be able to acess it through the fly wheel port. spray it down with wd 40.
Huh? Why would he need to service/rebuild starter/alternator?
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Old 18-10-2017, 17:26   #23
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Hes on the hard. 😆
No wonder I didn't see anyone mentioning shutting the raw water valve. Anyway, it is something that I have found that a surprising number of boaters are not aware of. Just trying to be helpful. Best regards....
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Huh? Why would he need to service/rebuild starter/alternator?
I was wondering the same thing, the engine and trans was not submerged??
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I didn't see anyone mention turning off the raw water valve before spinning the engine. This will prevent raw water from getting into the exhaust manifold and possibly the cylinders. Remember to open the raw water valve as soon as the engine starts.
OP says boat is on the hard now, but good advice in general.
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Re: Engine flooded by house fresh water pump

If the boat is on the hard and run with a hose, just have a bucket of water with the intake hose ready to dunk in it after the engine fires. Then turn your hose on to keep the bucket filled. Simple.
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Re: Engine flooded by house fresh water pump

Hey everyone. Great posts and suggestions. Yesterday I got the battery hooked up and spun it around a bit with the starter motor. No water made it into the cylinders some how. Ive looked at the exploded parts diagram and I guess the slight angle of the engine down to the back raised the front of the exhaust pipe enough to prevent water from making it around to the cylinder head. Either that or I caught it in time with the shop vac.
Just to be safe I squirted some oil into the cylinders and will give it a good crank again before I put the whole thing back together in a couple of weeks.
Some things I've learned:
Pulling the two alternator belts (which also runs the coolant pump) makes hand cranking a 60HP diesel way easier. (I already had the raw water impeller out but that would also be key.)
Pulling the glow plugs will be way less work than pulling the injectors.
Learning where the stop lever is on the diesel high pressure pump and tying it off will save clean up later.
If something can go wrong and really mess up your day assume it will.... Then you wont be as pissed off when it does.
Thanks everyone
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Glad it worked out well Gary👍
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