baz1033 Posted November 7, 2010 Share Posted November 7, 2010 Hi On a recent sea trip to Southwold in a bit of a swell, my port engine started to lose power and as we carried on it slowly got worse. Once we were safely in port, we changed the engine filters and cleaned the pre filters as we had no new pre filters on board. The engine filters did have some debris in them, (engine filters are 2 microns and pre filters are 10 microns) however prior to this trip when I had some work done on the boat, I had the port side pre filter replaced as it had a slight leek on the racor water seperator gasket. I don't know if they just took the old filter out and put a new one in without cleaning it out or draining it off, and this may have caused the problem at sea. The return trip the next day went well for about 20 mins, but then we started losing power again and this time after 10 mins the engine cut out. Once in Lowestoft I took the filter lid off and noticed that the fuel was half way down the filter so I tried to bleed the system up again got it running but not very well. I am going to the boat to have a look at it this week and wonder if anyone has any ideas The diesel is a nice bright red in the tank and it 3/4 full. Barry Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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