I would appreciate your thoughts on this. I have a Perkins diesel
with about 150 hrs on it. I just had my mechanic
drain and replace the oil
and replace the fuel
filters along with the impeller.
I took the boat
out of the marina for the first time since the work was performed and after motoring for about 10 minutes the engine
suddenly dropped rpm's. I increased the throttle so it wouldn't die on me and the motor
came back to life for a few seconds, then dropped again. I was able to bring the rpm's back up with the throttle.
By this time I was able to hoist sail so I turned off the motor
and continue under sail.
After a few hours of sailing, I retuned back home. Coming back to the marina, I started the motor and it ran strong for about 10 minutes before the motor started doing the same thing. I made it back to my dock
without any more problems.
This is the first time that this has ever happened. When I bought the boat
three years ago, the motor would die anytime I pushed the rpm's above 3000. I discovered that the fuel tank
was full of crud which caused the fuel
pickup to become clogged, starving the motor, so I had it cleaned. Problem solved
But this is a new issue.