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  1. Re: Water draining from radiator on perkins 4108

    Depending the type of thermostat, it may block some, or most of the air from leaving the engine when it's filled. That's why some thermostats come with a small hole in the plate. It allows the air...
  2. Re: Water draining from radiator on perkins 4108

    Are you calling the heat exchanger the radiator or do you really have a radiator? Is the 4108 in a tractor?
    Sometimes the thermostat will keep the engine from filling with water and an overheat...
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    Re: Mercruiser 7.3 V8 Turbo Diesel.

    I think that is the same engine in Ford F-250 trucks from 1997 to 2003. I have one in a truck. Usually when they stop suddenly it's one of the many electronic parts. The injectors work by high...
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    Re: Engine not running right

    Could be the tank pick up tube. A piece of debris might move over the tube when the fuel shifts.
  5. Re: Detroit Diesel Gray Marine model 371 transmission

    Try: https://www.surplusman.com/
    They buy and sell used diesels and parts. Lots of Detroit stuff.
    Also, eBay.
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    Re: 5L Mercruiser stops running

    When it fails to crank, I'd check voltage at the solenoid. My guess is a bad contact, maybe in the ground leg. I'd clean all cable connections from the battery to the engine and solenoid.
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    Re: 1990 smokercraft floor replacement

    Some people just glass a new piece of close fitting plywood over the old. Most small boat builders do a good job on the hull and a poor fiberglassing job on the floors. If you pour expanding foam...
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    Re: What boats should I buy?

    Money. In some cases, more money than brains.
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    Re: Nasty black sediment in fuel filter

    Probably from the tank. Organisms grow in the bottom of the tank below the fuel if there is any water. The black is their waste. It's acidic and will eventually eat holes in metal tanks. The solution...
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    Re: 12V71 Twin-Disc Gear Water in the Gear

    Your friend should have the engines checked by a qualified mechanic with Detroit experience before buying the boat. Some Volvo or other brand mechanic isn't going to be useful. Rebuilding a 12v71 is...
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    Re: Can anyone date a Gary Marine 170-V8

    P = 1960
  12. Thread: my md5

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    Re: my md5

    A diesel needs fuel and heat (or enough compression to raise the air temp to above 500F). In cold weather an older engine may not have enough compression to raise the temperature inside the cylinder...
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    Re: Ford Sabre 2704 ET Spare Parts need

    Try engine rebuilding companies. They have access to parts not always available to the public.
    Some parts on eBay.
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    Re: 471 hydraulic govner

    That governor was optimized for 1200 rpm. And there's no easy way to make it variable speed. It would be easier to put another governor on. eBay usually has someone parting out a Detroit. Also you...
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    Re: Volvo D12 675 overheating alarm at low speed

    It could be the sensor. Since you have twins, trade the sensors and see if the problem moves.
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    Re: How prevalent are rotted out transoms

    It's more common to have a rotted floor. It's usually under outdoor carpet. Out of sight, out of mind.
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    Re: Un-Related Submarine Diesel Engine Question

    Many diesels engines before WWII had exposed rockers. They were manually oiled once an hour. These engines were slow turning with a maximum rpm of about 300. Atlas, Washington Diesel and others made...
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    Re: Anodes in exhaust manifold Perkins 4.107

    To remove a rusty steel plug, nut, bolt, an impact wrench works much better than breaker bar, pipe wrench, etc. Often wrenching on a rusted bolt will twist the head off. Most rental stores have a...
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    Re: Dead battery? wonk wonk

    Gas or diesel engine? Bigger battery for diesel. Battery could have something on that discharged it completely. Probably no good, but you could try charging it. For starting a regular battery, for...
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    Re: Restore it or Junk it?

    Even if it's free, you'll spend more than buying a boat ready to sail. I think it's a little small for around the world. I use to have a yard and picked up a few boats like this to keep my people...
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