Sea Star 7

1998 Bayliner LeClercq

The boat stumps the mechanics

Dave has talked to a number of boat diesel mechanics.  They are all stumped.  Dave continues to hold that it’s probably the high-pressure fuel pump.  But the mechanics keep saying that’s just not possible.  The high-pressure pumps just don’t fail.

Today the lead mechanic from Man engine (that’s the brand of engine it is) came to take a look.  They do the same thing that everyone does – try to bleed the injectors.  Alas.

Ultimately the Man engine tech calls the previous lead Man engine tech, because this is clearly a case where youth and skill are not winning over old age and treachery.  The older mechanic agrees with Dave – you gotta pull the high-pressure pump and get it on the bench to see whether it failed.

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