Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cough cough

CoughThis is nothing.

Lady Jane makes far more smoke when she first starts, especially when it's cold.

I just could not resist the image, as it looks like those boats are on fire.

7 comments:

  1. Dear old stinkies on a first season start? I have no doubt that this month when I start my engine it will be like that or worse :o(( Volvo engines make great anchors!

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  2. Anonymous2:18 AM

    Worn oil seals/guides around the valve stems allows oil into the combustion chamber while engine is at rest resulting in oil burnoff at startup...cough cough Tony in St.Anthony.

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  4. Anonymous8:17 AM

    Gardiner diesels - and probably others - are designed to leave a small pool of oil on top of the piston when stopped; this helps lubricate the cylinder bores during the first few seconds of running, before oil pressure is built up. Helps make the engine last a whole lot longer! The only downside is smoke when you start as the oil gets burnt off. It's a good thing!

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  5. Hi Anonymous

    I didn't know that. Thanks for that little snippet of information.

    Regards

    Tim

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  6. Fred (WWR)1:31 AM

    I like the name of the boat in the foreground. The owner must feel like a prisoner of his/her boat. :)

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  7. Hi Fred

    Yes indeed - I just heard on the weekend that she is now for sale.

    Regards

    Tim

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