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Old 03 March 2008, 15:53   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Farnborough
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On JF's motors, the reduction in knocking when the motor's cold is very noticeable with the plugs on.

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Would keeping the heater plugs running for a wee while after starting not help burn the cold diesel?

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Old 03 March 2008, 16:29   #12
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Just get it warm faster by putting a load on it. I'm not very up to date on modern marine diesels, my last diesel was a Ford built in 1972. Didn't have any provisions to make the cold start richer/leaner.

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Old 04 March 2008, 04:04   #13
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Hi Lads! Many thanks for your imput in my White Smoke scenario, in truth ye all have the Wisdom of Solomon. Leroy seems to have the same problem as myself and I know how he feels. I can see us in the future going around our Marina's calling Unclean as the Lepers of old had to do, and being scorned upon by the Haines/Broom owners. I found an interesting article by a guy from Seaboard Marine. Maybe it might be of use, or a topic for discussion for some esp: Leroy. Go to Google. Type in Diesel Engine White Smoke. Ignore the first five or six pages and I think it is on either seven or eight. You will see the reference to Marine Diesel/ White Smoke. As I said in my first thread a Marine specialist is coming tomorrow Wednesday to look at mine, so I shall let you Dons of Knowledge know what he thinks is the problem........Nero

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