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by Merlyn
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: the battle against corrosion
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: the battle against corrosion

Wonder if they do a humanoid version
by Merlyn
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Stellar Daisy Arrest Warrants
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Stellar Daisy Arrest Warrants

Never seen a drop forged document
by Merlyn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 3334

Re: Engine cannot start

I well remember from school days concerning the Dutch boy who saved his town by plugging the leaking dam with his finger but I suppose its to much to ask if that was how the journal oil hole was plugged in this case
by Merlyn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 3334

Re: Engine cannot start

I well remember marvelling in awe when this happened way way back . Thinking about it now, if the bottom end was let go on the crank how was the OP kept up? Must have made up an expanding mandrel type device for the oilhole to prevent it pumping against no resistance and endangering the mains/ bigen...
by Merlyn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 3334

Re: Engine cannot start

Could be the Doxford one that came back to uk from the other side of the world way way back .
Crosshead, piston and liner removed to get her home.
They boasted about it for years I well remember.
by Merlyn
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 3334

Re: Engine cannot start

Revolver, Beware, I fear we must excercise caution here, this could well be a rebadged round and rounder/ hair drier Ge2500 series type jobby whereby it wouldn't have conrods or Pistons fitted. Could be a setup mind. Worst things happen at sea as we all well know. You know, grind off the rivets/ bol...
by Merlyn
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Older Ships
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Older Ships

Three islander jobby
by Merlyn
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 3334

Re: Engine cannot start

Just idly wondering on this one, could it possibly be a Sub. and it's rigged for silent running?
Could be a reason for not hearing anything perchance?
by Merlyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 3334

Re: Engine cannot start

As the the silence is deafening on this one until we hear that now it's been purged correctly of all air present and in on all six research does indeed indicate that the Trike from the sixties is not the same as the Trike main ingredient of the engine degreasant I use regularly today. I suppose in t...
by Merlyn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 3334

Re: Engine cannot start

Off with the air cleaner, out with my pump up spraycan container, out with the Gallon can of Tetrachloroethylene ( also known as Perchloroethylene ) ( slang speaky "Trike" ) as I have known it to be since 1960 ) fill up the spray gun ( it's a very good engine degreaser for pin pointing oil...
by Merlyn
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Captain Bennett awarded merchant navy medal
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Captain Bennett awarded merchant navy medal

Blow merchant Skipper it's called over here J.K.
Personally I'm a stinkpot boy. ( power driven craft that is )
Further on the downside the blowmerchants only ever drank halves.
As you well know us engineers only ever drank pints.
Hope that was always the same over there?
by Merlyn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pressure mitsubishi s6r
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Oil pressure mitsubishi s6r

Good one.
But dare I ask, Sussed or Substitution method here?
Hope your guard vessel duties doesn't encompass incoming rounds?
by Merlyn
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pressure mitsubishi s6r
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Oil pressure mitsubishi s6r

Seem to remember the oil pressure switch/sender unit is not screwed directly into an oilway in the side of the block but is sat on a bracket bolted onto the side of the engine fed by an armoured flexy hose which is screwed into an adaptor in the block oilway. Normally a three wirer connection so by ...
by Merlyn
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pressure mitsubishi s6r
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Oil pressure mitsubishi s6r

Look up the necessary ohms meter readings for that exact sensor and measure it to see if it is within top/ bottom limits. You'll have to heave to if you are a one engine jobby though. Fluctuations sound like possibly the sender / sensor unit as I have always found a worn rear main normally controlli...
by Merlyn
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pressure mitsubishi s6r
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Oil pressure mitsubishi s6r

Remove the oil pressure sensor, screw an adaptor fitting with a manual oilpressure gauge attached and read the exact oilpressure throught all load / temp./ rev ranges. In other words bypass sensor/sender/ loom and electronic display gauge. It's called going back in time to how oilpressure used to be...

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