We are in the Bahamas
and having major problems with our engine
. We had a sudden onset of black smoke. It is mostly under load, very little in neutral. The exhaust
emits large amounts of smoke and what appears to be soot in the water
. The material does not appear to be oily or smell of diesel
. Yesterday during a test run we motored around the harbor. Once we got to 2300 rpms smoke started badly. It increased through 2700 rpms where a bad tapping noise
started location could not be determined as we had to idle back due to fear of damage.
So far we have checked:
-exhaust elbow(new 3 months ago)
-installed new injectors
I fear we may have a larger problem such as a bad valve or worse which I will be unable to fix.
Does anyone have any ideas of additional items I could check?
Also, does anyone know of a good mechanic
in the Georgetown
Thanks a lot for your help.