Yes we are talking about an oil
line, "Not" Diesel
, from the block to the head
with only 60 psig. The tubing is rated for 1900 psi. Plus not brazing it which could weaken the tube ends and cause premature failure... Going to finish it up tomorrow....
So close to the end of what has been a really busy month. Glad to have that behind me.
As you might expect, I do not have an overabundance of tools. A set of metric sockets with some deep sockets (not a complete set) and a set of wrenches, a few crescent wrenches, vice grips, a hammer, screwdrivers, feeler gauge, curclip pliers, a torque wrench, and a few extensions. That's about it. Oh a 18" breaker bar and a 36" long cheater bar. Plus borrowed a 36mm socket from a few guys and had one special tool made.
Used the boom vang
and main sheet block and tackles to pull the engine
out. Purchased a few couplings to use with some used anchor
chain I had to attache the main sheet to the engine
. Had a big guy do the vertical hoisting. Used my bucket bondage rope
wrapped 3 times around the boom with the main halyard
on top and extra anchor
shackles on the bottom to connect the mainsheet to the rope
wrapped around the boom. That worked like a charm.
Used two wood fender
boards to support the engine in the cockpit
. Lucky I have a narrow cockpit
. That's about all I had to rebuild
Oh I used a 22 rifle cleaning
kit that I had kept from my dads stuff, to rod out the heat exchanger
. That worked like a charm too. Not that the heat exchanger
was that dirty. But as it was already out... Just a light film after 1100 hours.
That and a lot of time and the yanmar
and a micrometer for measuring. Well and 32+ years of engineering experience and over 50 years as a tool getterer for my dad.