Yesterday I fired the engine up. There was a terrible screeching sound and then it fell of it's mounts and caught on fire....
All went well. The advice I received here was good. Though I know I should have pre-oiled the system, I didn't have the equipment
or time. As for putting oil in the cylinders, that would have been great. However, I agreed with MBWhite that it might lead to other problems pulling the injectors. I couldn't spray WD40 in the intake because of the turbo. So, knowing it was probably causing more wear than other methods, this is what I did:
1. Checked fluid levels
2. Hand cranked about 10 times
3. Checked the impeller (which was in great shape). Put in a little synthetic grease between some of the vanes to help it out when it was running dry.
4. Made sure it had fuel
(I didn't bleed everything as there was still fuel in the lines).
5. Pulled the stop and turned the engine over until I saw movement on the oil pressure gauge. I have a mechanical as well as the Yanmar electric
gauge. I used the mechanical as the electric
takes to long to move. That was probably about 10 seconds.
6. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
7. Repeated step 5 above.
8. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
9. Pushed in the stop and started. It caught and then died which told me I didn't have quite enough fuel. I have an electric pump
that I can put inline before the primary filters via some valves. I turned that on for about 5 - 10 seconds Then turned it off and switched the valves back to normal. (I never have to bleed the system if I do this).
10. Started. And it caught immediately.
11. Opened the cooling
12. Checked for water coming from the exhaust
13. Listened to it purr. Sounded great and ran super smooth.
14. Checked for leaks
I'll change the oil and filters now.
Thanks again for the quick responses.