Ive purchased a yacht, with an Arona 10hp diesel
, AL186 M, this engine
has not been strated for at a guess 5yrs, except a couple of months ago, when it was started by the previous owner, it fired up & ran for a few seconds before being shut down, due to unsure if any damage would be done by running it, Or it may of stopped by itself after a few seconds, unfortuneatly im not sure about this obviously important point.
I was going to change the diesel
filters before starting it, but after reading through some relevant threads on these forums
.. would it be better to make sure theres enough oil in the engine
& just try to start it?..then do the fuel/oil & filter changes after i know it works?
Background: this is the first diesel engine ive owned, but ive done some basic diesel operation courses, years ago & have just re-read my notes, but this sort of dilema was not covered, im familar with the very basic operations of how a diesel works.
would really apprieciate any comments or advice