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by Merlyn
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting

On smaller stuff Cats /Perkins Cummings / Volvo etc you can measure each and every cylinder compressions within minutes by not removing anything whatsoever on the engine to be tested. 24v 12v engines. Introduced to me in approx. 1980 and used it regularly since. Not cylinder leakage tests but straig...
by Merlyn
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting

Cylinder compressions, are they showing 1000 to 1500 psi?
Seems a tad high?
by Merlyn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: ER noise level
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: ER noise level

Way back when I measured engine noise levels by downloading an android app.from the net on my mobile phone. measured ER noise levels no probs.
Brain just remembered
by Merlyn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: ER noise level
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: ER noise level

Depends where you are standing and if your ear defenders are working 100% But don't worry, get enough hours in down below and you'll be like me losing it a bit in one ear. Has its good points when on leave taking a bollocking from the wife and you develop that knack of hearing only the good news. Or...
by Merlyn
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting

I understand this to be a dead engine compression test has been conducted here and that no. one cyl. Is lower than the rest and you want to determine why? My take would be the first check here is to check the tappet clearances on no. one cyl. A tappet with no clearance or too tight a clearance would...
by Merlyn
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting

Is it an 8 dk20 or 8k20 model?
by Merlyn
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Daihatsu diesel generator troubleshooting

We talking compressions readings here in psi?
by Merlyn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: MSC Opera Crash In Venice
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: MSC Opera Crash In Venice

My money says we will never know why unless you get insider info. Too many big bucks at stake here to reveal the true reason. I have spent many hours on the sole area of interest only trying to determine exactly why all the anzipod failures re clutches let go etc. US coastguard reports don't seem to...
by Merlyn
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Launch: Global Wave Scatter Generator (TheNavalArch)
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: New Launch: Global Wave Scatter Generator (TheNavalArch)

Struggling on this one in my attempt to integrate this into my career.
by Merlyn
Fri May 24, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 418
Views: 140457

Re: New engine

Concerning the draw I mentioned Andrew I actually referred to the inches of Mercury drawn by the vacuum created. The scale commences at 0 at atmospheric pressure ( i.e. 14-7 ) going up to a perfect vacuum of 29-92HG, It's the pressure of a column of Mercury exerts one inch high at atmospheric pressu...
by Merlyn
Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 418
Views: 140457

Re: New engine

But will it draw 29-92 HG Andrew?
by Merlyn
Wed May 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: De Salination
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: De Salination

Well it's certainly different
by Merlyn
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cat 3508 JW pressure issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Cat 3508 JW pressure issues

Wonder what model engine that was JK? Pre CR I bet? Was the rod fitted the wrong way round or did the design of that particular engine not allow the bottom cap to be fitted ass about face? Splined that is. IE was the oil hole in the top part of the rod not facing the camshaft. Still dont understand ...
by Merlyn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cat 3508 JW pressure issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Cat 3508 JW pressure issues

Interesting one. Wonder why the temp. operating range change? Reckon the infra red ray gun for measuring temps. each side of the stat may well have spotted that one? Cheap as chips to buy and I find it invaluable for tracing faults such as this. Nice and easy to use, in writing it's also nice to see...
by Merlyn
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 418
Views: 140457

Re: New engine

Hereby it would appear to me that we have a Felix ( Andrew ) look a like character. Could it be a relation, has Felix moved or has he resurfaced incognito? On reflection however the writing style would appear different and the article is not supported by in depth " working " diagrams. This...

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