Ailing mercruiser 120 hp
My poor old diesel has gone sick on me.
I was out today, had a good cruise around and was heading back home when I lost power. The engine still runs, but only up to 1800 rpm.
I was doing 30 knots, I gave the throttle a nudge for a bit more speed, then I heard a noise like a tube suddenly deflating, and then I lost power.
I thought maybe a airhose had come loose on the turbo, but I couldnt see anything amiss.
As this is a mechanical injection pump, I am puzzled why I could only reach 1800 rpm.
I have a suspicion that the turbo may be knackered, which doesnt bode well for reliability.
Any suggestions are welcome as to what the problem may be, also, any reccomendations for mercruiser mechanics in the chichester area?