Cat D343AT governor question
Sorry for the odd ball ignorant question about my own boat…. long story short I have owned my boat for over a year now and I have never run it, it has been on the hard since I bought it and I bought it from an estate sale where the previous owner had passed away, so I did not get any kind of "handoff" from the previous owner. Any way, the main engine is a Cat D343AT, will the throttle(or governor control) move when the engine is not running? I noticed neither throttle control levers would move, so I disconnected the cable from the engine and both helm levers move freely so I know it is not a cable issue. When I try to move the governor control lever on the engine it won't move. The boat ran fine a year ago when I hired a captain to mover her to the yard where she currently is, and the next day everything worked fine when the yard moved it to the lift to put it on the hard where it has been since. A guy at the yard thinks the engine may have some kind of governor controls that will not allow the engine to come off idle until the oil pressure come up… anyone have experience with this engine?