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Old 12-08-2013, 15:25   #361
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

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Its Official. I am mobile once again!!. It all works and works well.


Really really happy. Gee its been a month since all the tools were put away.

IT IS DONE!!!!
Not quite, You will still have to recheck and retorque some items after the initial break in.

I have to say that I admire you. You put me in mind of all those women who stepped up to the plate during two world wars only to be re- relegated to the kitchen, some willingly some not.
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Congrats SC! You should be proud of your accomplishments! Now, do you have the time for a massage with fragrant Jasmine oil with basalt warm rocks, followed by a dinner at Chez Mauritz, home of TX Angus beef ribeye... Ah...the good life... Very much enjoyed your posts. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 12-08-2013, 15:37   #363
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Its Official. I am mobile once again!!. It all works and works well.


Really really happy. Gee its been a month since all the tools were put away.

IT IS DONE!!!!
Congratulations.

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Old 12-08-2013, 16:01   #364
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Congratulations, good on ya!

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Old 12-08-2013, 16:02   #365
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Congrats SC! You should be proud of your accomplishments! Now, do you have the time for a massage with fragrant Jasmine oil with basalt warm rocks, followed by a dinner at Chez Mauritz, home of TX Angus beef ribeye... Ah...the good life... Very much enjoyed your posts. Thanks for sharing!

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You sir are dangerous. That sounds fabulous!
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Great job SC you can feel justly proud of what you have achieved over the past month.
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Old 12-08-2013, 16:20   #367
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Congratulations. Very well done!

Oh please, do keep an close eye on purple for a bit. You know, leaks and oil and temp -- that kind of stuff.

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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

So the day started off a little slow. I donated three new crush washers to the bilge. A few choice words were said with each donation. Glad I use a rerouted oil line, as it was all I could do to just get the big banjo bolt re-installed. Had to do it by feel, after removing the alternator. There was no way I was taking that starter off, if it did not need to come out. I added padding and secured the new oil line to several locations on the engine,so vibration was minimized.

Then part two which was installing a better fuse holder. Alas I could not install/ reach the hot wire by the starter to crimp the new fuse wire on. More cussing ensued, including questioning the parentage of various Yanmar engineers.

So caped off the old wire and ran a new wire to my DC panel located directly above the rear of the engine. That was much easier and I have the new fuse holder in a location that allows easy serving, if needed. Secured the new wire and life was good.

Then got the prop shaft connected and tied off various, wires, hoses, etc with zip ties.

You know, I'm not bored anymore. Three weeks ago when I realized that the engine HAD to come out and then HAD to be taken completely apart, well I was just a little psychotic there for a bit. It was a daunting task and at times I was a little overwhelmed, (maybe more then a little), with how much work was needed.

I want to again thank the very fine people who donated money to the SC engine fund. It was an unexpected windfall and I know, I would not be finished with the project now, without the very generous help of the very fine people that are on this board.

I also what the thank everyone here for their words of encouragement. That also made it easier to finish the project. The folks here are the best. Thank you all!

What an adventure. OK time for a little R&R. Happy Girl!!!!
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Congratulations. Very well done!

Oh please, do keep an close eye on purple for a bit. You know, leaks and oil and temp -- that kind of stuff.

My best regards,

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No worries there. I will be watching things very closely!
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Can you believe this Thread has stayed completely "Positive" throughout it's entirety....Awesome bunch

Sailorchic....you are the Queen of Kool....you rock......

Life is Good.....
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Congratulations SC, very nice job.
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SC When you have time. After that nice dinner and all. Could you make a list of the wrench sizes so I can complete my tool box . Many thanks and great job.
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Copper and brass are not recommended as Diesel fuel lines, because Diesel reacts with these metals. Add to that, a very small percentage of water contaminant that exists in Diesel fuel will corrode the thin walled copper tubing. Standard copper tubing used as a fuel line is not thick enough to handle pump pressure and the corrosion; it will break then leak. It is preferred to use stainless lines for Diesel fuel.

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Funny , its a requirement here to use copper on diesel supply lines and its been used in boats an home heating for 50 years !
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SC-Big Congrats on a great job well done and one of the all-time great threads. Lift a glass in toast to yourself and great sailing to ya!
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