is driving me nuts and into the poor house.
On My 5th I ordered a rebuilt Perkins
4-108 from a place out of Philly, After it got here I paid a guy from around the marina to pull the old and ask him to change over a few parts
due to the rebuilt either did not come with or had different.
This guy had the both motors 19 days and had yet to do anything but get the gear
box changed, after trying to work things out I went and got the motors.
When I placed the rebuilt motor
on the ground here at the boat I could see for some reason he had taken the fuel pump
off and the lines, he had some of the old lines now on it and some of the new.
I spent 6 hours checking all the nuts and bolts and finished changing what needed to be done, starter, Alt, oil
I then had a crane come in to place the motor in this all went great.
After I had all the wiring
done tops off oil and water
, so on the motor would not start just turned over.
What I had found was a number of problems frist off was a great number of fuel leaks
almost every line, I worked on a number of them but then came a time I could not get them to stop due to the way he changed the bends in the lines or things would not seat right.
I called in a guy from Jax boat Doc to come work on the motor, he was able to fix almost every leak and found that the first guy had the fuel
lines on the wrong injectors.
We now had the motor running but with a very bad compression
leak at the number one injector, that no matter what we did would not go away and this leak was so bad it filled the boat with smoke in no time.
I called L&J who is a Perkins
dealer here in Jacksonville
and ask to have a service
call made. the man came and spent 17 minutes here all he did was remove the cover of the pump and said to me the pump is out of time as for the injector leak the head
was stripped out for the studds. This gets strange now the Perkins service
man left with out saying a word just left.
After he left I ajusted the pump as far as it would go but still unable to get all the way to the right mark. But it is very close.
I then worked on fixing the injector leak after tryin for 2 days I called the people that sold me the motor and they ship me a new head
with new injector and head kit, It took me 13 hours to change it over but it did fix the leak.
so last night i deside after running the boat at the dock
both in gear
and not for over 6 hours I took the boat out, she ran very nice for awhile.
I had some white smoke but not too bad, the motor started to act strange when I would try to change speed at all the motor would fall on its face or die. I turn the boat around and started heading for the dock
the motor just got worse died a number of times but i was able to get back ok.
oh buy the way I got a bill from L&J for $225.00 for that 17 minute service call, I will be calling them in the morning.
so at this point the motor will start (alittle hard) idle great even run nice under a load at the dock unless you change the RPMs, I did see there is a small fuel leak still at the line lift
pump to the injector pump
. I will work on that tonight.
I am really at a loss as to what I should do to get this motor running were i trust it.
There is no one around my marinea i trust to work on it and I am unable to figure it out myself.
Please give me some advice.