ptc260... I acquired a 2000 series diesel
last year of 1989 vintage; it is the three cylinder 28 Hp version. It has 4,159 hours on it. I finally got is running on Feb 24 this year and it has been quite a learning
It is correct that the 2000 series did not have glow plugs.
It is important to follow the cold start procedure. described by Weyalan. pull out the engine-stop cable and push it back in again (as if you were stopping the engine) I have been told that this resets a governor and increases the fuel delivery
to the cylinders. I have also read that this information is included in manuals
sold in Europe
but not in the USA.
However I could crank it until the battery
went dead and all I got was smoke. The real success in my case came after pulling the injectors. and having them rebuilt. that cost me $405 CND plus local purchase
tax. The key point to remember is that the entire fuel system on these engines are made by Bosch. so do not go to Volvo
for this. I used the services of fred Holmes fuel injection. Home - Fred Holmes Fuel Injection
They instructed me to drain ALL the fluid out of the engine, and flood the recess around each of the injectors is penetrating fluid. I used liquid wrench but I know that there are better products than that. soaked for over 24 hours.
They loaned to me a small slide hammer they had made out of a long 1/2" bolt. that had an old fuel union nut held on the end of the rod with a screw. undo the clamps. then unscrew the fuel lines and then screw the the old union nut on the slide hammer on to the end of the injector. a few taps and each one extracted. they are only pushed in there is not any screw thread
the Injectors are seated in copper cups that are surrounded by coolant
IF you dislodge either of these they will have to be replaced and this I have been told requires a service tool. Thus IF you did not drain the engine the cylider would flood with coolant
At the workshop they put each injector on their test bed
and pumped fuel through it. The first two spurted streams of fuel in a cross. The third one also spurted a cross but also a minimum amount of mist. All the tips were burnt and had to be scrapped. New replacements
had to be flown in from Quebec
. After rebuilding: all three injectors sprayed a fine mist'
Back at my workshop after reinstalling them in the engine, The key issue was to use the hand pump to purge the lines with air. The Farmer showed me how to do this.
This engine at some point had been sitting in one foot of water
long enough to leave a rust line on the flywheel and had not run in five years. It started right up. It might start by hand cranking. Runs fine and responds to the throttle perfectly.
I have also been told that spraying starter fluid; (especially too much) into the air intake can cause a cylinder to fire out of sequence and break the crank because you are bypassing the timing of the valves and the injector pumps.
For the record
this is the first diesel engine I have ever owned, Thus I am not an expert...This is just a description of my learning
curve + what I have experienced in getting it running...
BTW...Very important. have the transmission
pulled as part of your marine survey
and check the condition of the 20 tooth spine on the input shaft. It might be pounded out they are very prone to failure. Not so common with sail drives though if they have a feathering prop.