We are going to try and get out of where we are today and motor
back up river to the Ortega area where we can get back into a long term slip. Whatever is wrong, it seems unlikely that we are going anywhere anytime real soon. I will probably fly back to Atlanta tomorrow or Wednesday to get our car and drive it back down.
I have a different Yanmar tech lined up to take a look who CAN do a compression test, leakdown test and measure exhaust back pressure. We hope to have all of this done late this afternoon or worst case first thing in the morning.
I have of course been wracking my brain over this and trying to determine what direction to go. At this point.... I can think of the following possibilities:
- All of the added weight to the boat lowered the waterline length a couple of inches (though the waterline paint
is still not underwater or even close) and this increased the lift required for the waterlift exhaust thus pushing back pressure over a critical point.
- Something is wrong with the fuel return somehow causing fuel to be pushed through the injectors and into the engine thus overfueling and causing all the smoke.
- The injection pump is bad pushing far too much fuel and leaking fuel into the oil.
- Something is clogging the exhaust somewhere thus increasing back pressure and negating the turbo boost.
- Compression is bad and the engine is toast.
Any other theories that I should add to the list.... above the last one.... please let me know. We have to get this fixed ASAP, being in limbo hell is killing us. If the engine is toast we need to know now so we can move forward. Being stuck and unable to make any plans or know what to do is the worst part.