I need some advice because I've got some problems with my Yanmar
. I purchased the vessel recently & hadn't had an opportunity to sail or fire the engine
up because of health
When I finally had a chance to use the engine
, it fired right up. I had checked the oil
systems and all seemed well.
The first thing I noted after starting it was a white colored exhaust
at virtually every RPM
coming from the exhaust
. There seemed to be some water
being spit out through the exhaust but in spurts and it looked like it was sufficient to cool it. The water
gauge read 150 or so, and it seemed alright. The oil
pressure stayed between 20 & 50 psi depending on RPM
Since the previous owner advised me to keep it under 2200RPM, that's what I did.
The first day, all it did was smoke out the exhaust But with less power than I expected. Ran for about 6 hrs.
The second day, however was a different story. Besides the exhaust smoke, and after running for about 4 hrs, the engine started smoking from the cabin
, no particular smell could be identified, so I suspected it was water.
I shut the engine down for about an hour while we were under sail and then restarted the engine. It still smoked from the exhaust, but after only ten minutes of running it once again started to smoke from inside the cabin
and a few minutes later simply stopped. No annunciator was set off, but it stopped operating.
Approx thirty minutes later, I had to start the engine again. It still smoked from the exhaust, but the cabin quickly filled with smoke, too and after only a couple of minutes it stopped again. No awful sounds were made by the engine, but it didn't want to run.
I'd like to repair the problem. Any ideas where I should start?