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Anchor Management



Joined: 27 May 2003
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Location: Baytown, TX

PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:45 am    Post subject: Typical Problems??? Reply with quote

I am going for my first offshore sail with my boat over the 4th of July and am trying to anticipate some problems that might come up...
What is the most common thing that goes wrong with our engine(yanmar 2gm20f) and what parts do I need to bring so that I can fix it.

Thanks for your help.
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billC



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:16 am    Post subject: Common Yanmar problems Reply with quote

I think that dirty fuel and air in the fuel line have been my biggest problems. I carry extra fuel filters, filter the fuel going into my tank through a water separator filter. I also carry several extra banjo fitting washers so that I can always use a new one if a fitting develops a leak.

I had my fuel pump start leaking between the top and the bottom halves. It allowed air into the line so the engine always ran rough and started hard. I installed a new pump and kept the old one 'just in case'

I changed both belts before the old ones looked worn. I cary the old ones 'just in case'.

I always carry 2 or 3 extra water pump impellers. All it takes is on night anchored in weeds and you can clog the filter and burn the impeller. I always look for water in the exhaust but have had times when I couldn't just shut down and burned the impeller.

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