Mystery of the non-starting diesel

The mystery of the non-starting diesel has been solved.  Unfortunately Nobby put a rag in the air intake after the engine ran in the shop.   When John and I bolted on the inlet manifold in the boat we did not see it.   Of course the engine would not start.   The rag...

Engine Update – Not starting!

I am afraid the Christmas story is a little sad; the new engine refuses to start, although it ran OK in Nobby’s shop in summer.   John and I struggled last weekend, going as far as buying a new starting battery, replacing the starter motor and ducting heat from...