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Old 05-07-2008, 03:40   #16
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If you were interested in a course like this....what would you like to learn?
G'day Chief Engineer,

Apart from the stuff I already put in my previous post about having really good illustrations etc, it might be a good idea to teach about runaway diesels & fuel treatment etc. Might even be a good idea to teach about checking all fuel line connections after a certified mechanic has serviced the diesel[1].

[1] a 62' wooden boat ("Rights of Man") down Wheels way about 15yrs ago burn't to the waterline.
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If you are in a city, check out the auto parts stores

up this way, they have loaner tools.

No sense buying a testing tool you will use once in a blue moon.

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I do not like engines and they do not like me. For some reason, they stop working. That is why I have a sail boat. Right now I think I have a cooling system leak. I know I have to buy a pressure guage and affix it to the closed water cooling system to make sure. This is not fum.
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Thanks for the tip. I will try Advanced Auto Parts on Monday.
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Scally, buy a Honda outboard, bolt it to the transom and run it till it dies. When it does die, deep-six it over the side and repeat. This is probably cheaper and more reliable than buying a diesel.
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