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Westerbeke diesel power failure

 
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Julius



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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Westerbeke diesel power failure Reply with quote

After removing 3 gallons of water from my 30 gal. 1/2 full diesel tank, to cure a non starting problem on my Westerbeke 27 HP engine, the engine ran for about 1 hour in rough seas and then started a cycle of losing power, almost stalling, repeat times 4 and then completely stalling, Then would restart, and endure the same sequence, having to every 3-4 minutes. Adding 3 gallons of fuel was of no help. What's going on? the engine was new 1 year ago and has less than 100 hours.
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MikeW
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like there is still water in the system. You may have to drain the tank from the bottom to remove all the water. Cool
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