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Old 09-08-2013, 13:00   #301
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Don't scotch the job now - replace the entire whole line.

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Old 09-08-2013, 13:36   #302
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Don't scotch the job now - replace the entire whole line.

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Old 09-08-2013, 16:25   #303
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

SC, job well done and timely also, with just one minor problem that will be fixed in no time. A great story and a great many well wishers here on CF have enjoyed your tale. Now you will have to sail south and get ZEE on the ball, otherwise she will gradually go native in Mexico and never leave.
Again congradulations on your new engine and the places you can travel to with no concerns.....
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

i've been quietly following this thread and must say Big Congratulations!
well done!
maybe i'll find the courage to rebuild me this winter
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

You know the engine was just purring along. Smooth and quiet. The oil leak must have started 15 minutes into the break in point. Pumped 2/3 quart of oil out of the bilge. Took some looking to find it. There was some corrosion on the oil line down by the starter. The rest of it looked fine. 3" from the engine banjo connection is where it was leaking....

So much for a clean bilge..

Of course, lucky me it happened at the dock and not underway. Of course, where it was leaking was the most inaccessible part too. The engineers at Yanmar should be shot for designing a thin wall mild steel tubing for the oil line that rusts...

So have a new oil line set coming. Be here next week probably toward the end of the week. So still dead in the water.. Really need to get away from the dock.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

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You know the engine was just purring along. Smooth and quiet. The oil leak must have started 15 minutes into the break in point. Pumped 2/3 quart of oil out of the bilge. Took some looking to find it. There was some corrosion on the oil line down by the starter. The rest of it looked fine. 3" from the engine banjo connection is where it was leaking....

So much for a clean bilge..

Of course, lucky me it happened at the dock and not underway. Of course, where it was leaking was the most inaccessible part too. The engineers at Yanmar should be shot for designing a thin wall mild steel tubing for the oil line that rusts...

So have a new oil line set coming. Be here next week probably toward the end of the week. So still dead in the water.. Really need to get away from the dock.
Yeah, you gotta wonder... why in the world put an oil line external?
makes you wonder .. Design engineer to boss: "guess what we forgot mechanica-san? No oil passage! ......Just bolt one on there!"
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The engineers at Yanmar should be shot for designing a thin wall mild steel tubing for the oil line that rusts...
Well, there went the Yanmar sponsorship idea
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You done good.

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It was great following your adventure and I was very inspired by the way you handled, probably, one of the most stressful
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Issues facing a boat owner. Congrats!!!
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Job well done.

Hope your engine problem was an "outlier" issue and not indicative of a deeper problem with your engine or that model. If my experience with Yanmar (all great - albeit with older engines) holds for you then you have been into the internals of your engine for the last time unless you own your boat another 15 years or more.

Regarding your leaking oil line...if the failure was due to external corrosion I would look carefully for a leaking cockpit fitting or cockpit drain hose coupling. It's not normal for such a failure unless accelerated by wetting (usually by salt water)...especially for an engine with so few hours...if it were properly painted at installation.
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I had to replace my oil line also. starter side. Glad to hear you got it going.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

I was hoping that my mechainicing was done. But next week sometime, I'll replace the oil lines and all should be good. The engine was really smooth and quiet. Not sure it had run that well before.

Got the engine mostly alined. Still off a hair on one side. But I've got the engine all the way over / twisted and its still off a tad. Got to ponder that for a bit. Think it was off on the one side before too.

Plus I need to replace the wonky fuse holder that is located in the most inaccessible place. They really made that fuse holder overly complicated and put just a stub of wire on the fuse wire too. So I'm splicing in a new one where I can reach it.

While I'm rather annoyed with the oil line pin hole leak, I'm happy it happened at the dock and not someplace a little more dicey.

I've given up on a yanmar sponsorship. I'm hoping for a beta sponsership. While Yanmar has a rep for building good diesels, I've heard too many horror stories on what I would call low hour engines.
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I found a fuse in the wiring harnes it was really hidden under lots of electric tape. If I was not tracing a wire I would never have found it.
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