Sea Star 7

1998 Bayliner LeClercq

200 days later engine is fixed!

Because Dave had told the mechanic that he had booked his flight back to Seattle for sea trial, the mechanic now had a deadline to get the high-pressure fuel pump back installed.

This afternoon Melissa walks into Dave’s office and she can see tears in his eyes.  The mechanic had just reported that the fixes were completed and the starboard engine is running!

Its 200 days exactly since the engine quit.

Ultimately here was the root cause issue.  One of the 6 pistons in the high-pressure fuel pump failed.  That in and of itself shouldn’t have been enough to disable the fuel flow enough to disable the engine.  But when the piston came apart, pieces came out and lodged themselves in the fuel metering system. 

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