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Forum: Power Systems 06-10-2015, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
AusCan, Working on my engine so much lately...

AusCan,
Working on my engine so much lately I've thought about you and your new Vetus.

Looks like I'm an Oatie. I don't need aluminum protection though. I made a point of having an aluminum free...
Forum: Power Systems 06-10-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
This is an update in that I've finished my...

This is an update in that I've finished my cooling system maintenance. In the end I concluded what was in there before was LLC. Replaced w same ..40% AF and 60% distilled water. The jugs the water...
Forum: Power Systems 06-08-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By Nomad Willy
An ex-Juneauite says ask your harbor master.

An ex-Juneauite says ask your harbor master.
Forum: Power Systems 06-07-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
Michelle, Somebody w a Lehman engine will know...

Michelle,
Somebody w a Lehman engine will know better than me. The lower fittings and hose probably are the feed for the hot water tank and/or bus heater. I have a similar arrangement w ball valves...
Forum: Power Systems 06-05-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
Larry I just did it. Sucked out 2.5 gallons real...

Larry I just did it. Sucked out 2.5 gallons real quick and easy.

I closed the cap on the top of the manifold and when I took out the plug and only about 1/2 a cupfull came out into the bilge. A...
Forum: Power Systems 06-05-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
Larry I was kinda miffed the marineizer didn't...

Larry I was kinda miffed the marineizer didn't provide that. Maybe if I had bought a Vetus or Westerbeke haha. But then I'd have an aluminum manifold. Klassen has been great in all other respects!
...
Forum: Power Systems 06-05-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
Pavane wrote; "There is some kind of protrusion...

Pavane wrote;
"There is some kind of protrusion there on our engine but not a petcock."

Is the "some kind of protrusion" look like a pipe plug? That's probably the drain. I've got that except on...
Forum: Power Systems 06-04-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
Good posts worth reading all. I mix my AF...

Good posts worth reading all.

I mix my AF coolant for two reasons.

1. It's much cheaper.
2. 50-50 mix is too much AF for this area. I mix 40-60. From what I read and hear that's optimum for...
Forum: Power Systems 06-03-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
FF I asked one of my mechanics today and he asked...

FF I asked one of my mechanics today and he asked me what was in the engine now? I thought it was green and he said to just use the green. I sensed that if I had said LLC he would have said to use...
Forum: Power Systems 06-03-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
I've used distilled water since I can remember...

I've used distilled water since I can remember but I'm curious about the special AF for diesels. I forgot about that and just bought regular extended life AF. Since I don't have any aluminum in...
Forum: Power Systems 06-02-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,711
Posted By Nomad Willy
Perhaps a better question would be "how often...

Perhaps a better question would be "how often should I change my cooling fluid".

I don't have a surge tank. My exhaust manifold usually has a head exchanger inside but I installed mine on a...
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