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Old 09-23-2018, 02:30 AM   #1
MV Justace
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City: Raby Bay Marina. QLD
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M V Justace
Vessel Model: Lyscrest 42 Aft Cabin
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 12
3208T 260HP Engine rattle BAD!

Following a great 200 plus hour tour to North Queensland thru the Whitsundays on our liveaboard Mono Lyscrest 42 from Brisbane we finally got home again after a year with relatively no problems. Even did a complete service on both engines prior to departing Magnetic Island off Townsville. Two weeks after getting home decided to run the engines on the dock when I heard a very load clacking sound coming from Stb engine (and it didn't sound as it was running on all cylinders) on lifting the hatch to determine which engine it was I immediately shut down. Diesel Mechanic was called and he also didn't like what he heard and also shut it down. He thought it maybe water in fuel as there was evidence of this which had effected the genset which would not start. Proceeded to do a fuel clean dialysis, changed all filters and cleaned out injector lines etc (got lots of fine brown crap out) When all done started genset and it ran OK. Started Engine and still had this broken noise. Have since lifted tappet covers and all rods etc seem OK nothing broken or loose. On turning engine over without starting her you can hear a shoosing sound and some knocking noise it appears from further inside. He is about to do a compression test and run a camera down to each cylinder to see what gives, sometime in next couple of weeks. Looks like my insurance and pocket are about to be hit big time....any ideas or words of sympathy for this broke boater old pensioner!
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