Back in the US, in the good old days, if you had stuff to stop all kinds of leaks
on engines. The diesel engine
on our boat(Ford Lehman
80HP) has developed a leak on what appears to be the back left side. Not sure where but we are looking since the leak went from minimal to problematic over the last two days. We're leaking a good pint during a 50 mile stretch of running her.
When I had a car with a gasoline engine
, there was stuff you could add to your oil
that would stop oil leaks
. Not a perfect solution but I used it and it has worked, at least until I could actually afford to get the engine fixed.
Does something like that exist for diesel
engines? I have a bad feeling that the seal at the rear end of the crankshaft has sprung a leak and if I'm right, it's going to mean tearing down the engine to get at it. As we had already left Thailand
for the Maldives
and had to turn back, I don't want to spend the rest of the season where it's better to get out stuck here as much as we have enjoyed Thailand