Well, I probably have put off checking the valve clearance too long and the electrical fuel pump
looks like the original on our Universal 24 hp motor
(model 5424, 1985 vintage). Motor
runs well and kicks over well, but we have had the boat for several years and I know that I need to get busy on some preventative maintenance
items. The issue is that the shop manual for this motor really stinks! Compared to our previous Perkins
shop manual and the Yanmar
manual, this manual lacks a ton of detail.
For checking the valve clearance, the manual states to check them cold and check the timing through a opening on the fly wheel
cover. Located the fly wheel
cover so now to find TDC on each of the 3 cylinders. Any tips before I dig in? The intimidating item is the adjustment of the decompression release for each valve after the clearance adjustment.
Probably should go ahead and pull the injectors and send them off for service
although the engine
appears to run just fine. Any thoughts?
Any comments are appreciated. Has anyone worked on this specific engine
SV Tin Cup