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I have a 6 cylinder diese] motor it has not been stared 10

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I have a 6 cylinder diese] motor it has not been stared for over 10 years what will I have to do to get it running it sits in a 8.7 meter boat
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Joe replied 2 years ago.


Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is Joe and I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

Will need to go over the entire vessel and all systems including safety checks, once everything is checked you would clean each system out and this includes draining and replacing the fuel, filters and cleaning the fuel system as needed. With it sitting for that long know that it is possible for seals and gaskets to dry out and what can happen once in use again is those can fail to the point of in some cases needing complete overhaul of an engine. Going though each system includes the cooling systems and replacing the raw water impellers and thermostats. All fluids would be changed.

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