{Stus-List} Engine trouble

Rosen, Steve srosen at extol.com
Fri Feb 1 11:53:38 EST 2008

If you "call your yard out"  you may want to consider finding a new
winter home

Steve Rosen
C&C 34
Mystic, CT

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of Ronald B. Frerker
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 11:52 AM
To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Engine trouble

Ya know, armed with this info, I'd seriously consider
asking the yard how they came to their conclusion. 
Maybe after seeing that some research was done and
that they can't bleed a novice, they might give some
better info.
Kind of read their body language as they respond.
Wild Cheri

--- rspence7 <rspence7 at cox.net> wrote:

> Jeff, something jes' don't sound right!
> You wrote: "They took off the intake cover and found
> air was coming out of it instead of going in."
> I'm at a loss to explain how an intake valve could
> be expelling air, while 
> the cover is off and you can see the action of the
> valve, (as compared to 
> the other intake valves) versus the action of the
> exhuast valve, (and the 
> other exhaust valves.)  Seems to me that as the
> piston is on the intake 
> stroke, air will be sucked in, and in the
> compression stroke, the intake 
> valve should show movement to close.  If there is
> blow-by at that stage, the 
> valve is not seating properly, and the rocker arm
> should show sloppy play as 
> the valve hasn't fully closed.  And, if the engine
> ran once started on all 
> four cylinders, I would doubt that there's an
> inherent engine malfunction
> I'd think its time to have a qualified mechanic look
> at it.  Hanson Marine 
> is an excellent outfit, but, as they charge mechanic
> wages portal to portal, 
> if you live away from their facilities the $100+ per
> hour labor bill climbs 
> rapidly, especially for multiple visits.  (A few
> years ago my simple $350 
> parts job, totalled out at $4000, as the mechanic
> had to navigate heavy 
> Boston traffic.)  I'll bet that you could sweet talk
> an engineer at 
> Westerbeke to give you some guidance, to isolate
> what to look for before 
> getting into mega bucks.

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