Originally Posted by SkiprJohn
Loosening and tightening bleed screws while pushing a starter button in the cockpit
is impossible unless you've got orangutan arms that swivel in odd places. Whoever you bring aboard just needs to know how to push a starter button on command and let go the button on command. They don't need to be a sailor or a mechanic
The best of luck to you and please let us know how it goes.
The fresh battery
thing is pretty much a must.
You don't need to regress to a simian existence to bleed your engine
. If you have the Yanmar
described above, 3GM30F, you have a manual lever on your lift pump
. Open your primary filter bleed bolt and pump the manual lever until fuel
spurts out. Retorque priming bolt. Do the same to your secondary filter and your injection pump. After all three have been bled, perform a remarkable feat of de-evolution as you lose your simian appendages to atrophy and walk to your ignition switch. Then use your normal sized arms (compliments of 6 million years of Hominid evolution) and start your engine
. It works every time and you need not to be sailing on the Planet of the Apes. Good luck and good priming . . . Capt. Rognvald--21st Century Hominid.