I had originally thought I would attempt to give the injectors a cleaning
myself as I'd found this DIY a couple weeks ago.
vincewaldon.com - HOW-TO: Rebuild Diesel IDI Injectors
However, as I mentioned before, I couldn't even get the injectors open using a table vice and a breaker bar. Then I had about a million warnings not to attempt to clean them myself, so we're taking them to a diesel shop this week.
Personally, I'm leaning toward just paying the $1500 for the clean, known-running Volvo
since we don't know what other issues are going to arise once we do get this Westerbeke
to fire. Then we could rework the Westerbeke
at home in the garage at our leisure. However, my brother still believes in the Westerbeke since it only shows 750 hours at the control panel
. Since he's half the money
, we're going to try rebuilding these injectors first.
The most frustrating part of this project
is having to wait a week at a time to go work on it. I'm tempted to just take a week of vacation
and get it done, but then I wouldn't have any time to take off for sailing trip this summer. It's a catch 22.
Boracay, thanks for the warning about the gangrene, but we only let the injectors shoot into our mouths, not our hands. (jk ... thanks for your concern. We're being careful.)