During the past 6 months or so, on just about every trip we do the port engine
will cut out after awhile. The diesel motor
starts properly and runs for about 20 minutes or so. Then it will first start dropping revs and go back to normal revolutions. For about 20 minutes, under power it will rev at 2800 rpm
and then the rpm
will drop to something like 2000 for a couple of seconds and then back up to 2800 rpm. This up down rpm's will continue for about 5 minutes and the engine
then finally cuts out. One is able to immediately restart the engine but it will behave in the same manner.
We have Racor fuel
filters and Algae X ( Algae-X - In-Line Fuel Conditioners
) inline fuel
conditioners. The Algae X people came around to the yacht and claim that there is water
suspended in the diesel
fuel. They suggested that they bring a mobile machine to the yacht which will filter out and clean up the fuel in our diesel tanks
My problem is that this will only address the existing fuel in the tanks
and it will not sort out future water
problems. I am indecisive and not sure what to do next. I need to find an effective, yet permanent solution for this.
Your suggestions will be appreciated.