CAT 3208N issues
Hello, I just bought a Californian 34 with twin CAT 3208N engines. During sea trial and survey, there weren't any leaks noticed. The day I took ownership, I found a leak on the port motor that looks like it's coming from the fuel pump or possibly throttle lever. The engine runs great and sounds good, not like it's sucking air. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to start? I like doing stuff myself, but I'm a little nervous to do something I can't undo and be docked til someone can fix it. I've tinkered around a lot but only on gas-powered land vehicles, not diesels or boats. I read that the fuel pump needs timed if taken off, which sounds complicated. Especially with the limited space in the engine room. Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
Also...today when I accelerated towards WOT to see how she would do, we got a lot of smoke. During the sea trial, we did the same thing and there wasn't any smoke, and it was something the surveyor and owner both commented on as being a good thing. Is this a concern, and if so, how worried should I be?
The CAT dealer in Juneau has two mechanics here a few weeks that will probably be able to look at it before they leave, but at $150/hr I'd like to limit the hours if I can. And why did this only show up after I bought it!!! (I'm not really looking for answers on that one) Thanks!