I'm planning on motoring my sailboat across Lake Pontchartrain in a week or so. I have a 4 cylinder mid-70's-80's Chyrsler Nissan Marine Diesel
. The boat motored fine from Mobile about 8 months ago but has been sitting without the engine
running ever since. I'm trying to find a guy to some check it out and get it started in the next few days.
I was wondering if anyone had one of these engines, or could give me some general info. I want ot know what preemptive tune-up things I should do to make sure it makes this 40 mile trip. It's basically a straight shot to its new marina, but there is NOTHING between one shore and the other so i don't want to get stranded in the middle of the lake.
What should I go ahead and change now (filters, glow plugs, etc)?
I am not sure I'll keep this engine
in the long run, and don't want to spend a ton on it. Thanks