So I've owned this boat
for a few years.
She's got a Beta Marine
Had an issue with a blocked fuel
line that effectively ran her out of diesel
During troubleshooting, I did a bit of cranking without her firing - or firing and running for a few seconds before shutting down.
Once I figured out there was a fuel
flow issue, I tracked it back to something lodged in the pickup tube. Cleaned it out, drained the tank, inspected as best I could, replaced with new diesel
From there, I turned on the electric fuel pump
and ensured I bled the Racor
, and then the main fuel filter
- which the manual for the Beta says is the last place you need to bleed before starting.
Then I tried to start her by running the starter for ten-second intervals three times. No dice.
It was late so I stopped trying and decided to read and see if perhaps there was someplace else I needed to bleed before today.
In the course of that, I came across information that said if you "overcrank" a marine
diesel with a wet exhaust
can back up into the cylinders and now I'm a little concerned.
What do I need to take apart to confirm this hasn't happened? I do NOT want to hydro-lock this engine
. She seems to turn over fine - no weird sounds. Nothing out of the ordinary except it won't start.
My first thought was to pull the top hose off the water muffler
and see if it was full - but felt I should ask someone before I just go pulling things apart.
Thanks in advance for any assistance and sorry I didn't do a "newbie" thread introducing myself first. I'm under a bit of a time crunch because I'm trying to get underway within the next few days...