Hello, so I just finished a major refit
of my e-35-2 and was hoping the engine
would be good to go beyond installing as the previous owner who I know had done a top to bottom rebuild
on it the season before and had changed all pistons, sleeves, rods etc and an overall inspection
of the engine
now starting out after I got the engine in the boat
there was a small oil leak
from the rear back right (flywheel side) that no amount of re tightening head
bolts would fix as they were kind of loose from me storing her outside I believe, so I knew I would have to swap the head gasket
and ordered one. Then after a full day of motoring I topped up the oil
to compensate for the leak (which ended up not being very much) and accidentally overfilled by at least a quart and all of this blew out the breather.
then I was seeing the low oil
pressure light which ended up being a stuck relief valve, and she would start up, run great till she got warm, then stumble and die, if I kept her at high Rpms she would last longer than low, also subsequent starts after that (if I could get her going after letting her cool for awhile) would produce a lot of white smoke.
so over the weekend I tore the head off put a new gasket
on being careful to put everything back together very cleanly and tightening all bolts to spec. Cleaned both manifolds and air cleaner, and started her up, after several attempts she fired up and ran great for about 20 minutes till she got warm again and then died and is very hard to restart, she will crank and crank and doesn't want to start, but if I wait an hour and hit it with some starter fluid it will start back up, with a lot of white smoke.
any help would be greatly appreciated as I am stuck in Elizabeth city and would very much like to leave, so oil leak
and loss of pressure are fixed but now loss of power when warm.
pump is facet and I have plenty of fuel
flow at bleed screw have also cracked injectors and have fuel there
Brand new racor
filter downstream of lift
brand new 15 gallon diesel