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Old 06 March 2011, 15:44   #1
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Pacific Cold Thermostart

Any Pac owners out there got a spare thermostart reservoir ( small metal tank with 3 screws and 3 pipes, one which goes to the flame plug in the inlet manifold), it sits high up on the engine nearest the stern.
Mine is missing the little valve or plug from the centre, i discovered this today while wiring a new earth cable to the heater/flame plug.

Flame plug now gets hot, as it should, but after removing the reservoir cover screws i discovered it was "bone dry" inside, no diesel at all.

My thoughts are the pipes to the reservoir are wrongly connected, as it should fill with diesel from the injection pump bleed off return? , then once the fuel level inside reaches the correct height it spills back down the fuel return pipe back to the main fuel tank.

Maintaining a certain amount of diesel in the reservoir at all times.

Any suggestions as to which pipe goes where? or pictures would be a great help.

My Pac starts fine without using this, usual heavy fog on start up and clear and clean when underway..
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Old 06 March 2011, 17:52   #2
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Hi Mate
Dont bother sorting it out, it don't need it, mine never worked for years and never needed it.
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Old 06 March 2011, 18:15   #3
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Hi Ian

Yes i know, i dont really need it but, apparently if you use it the big cloud on start up is much improved..So an experienced Pac specialist told me recently.

just thought i would experiment, and give my verdict after..

Hey, hows your new boat doing?, like it better than your Pac?..
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Old 06 March 2011, 18:19   #4
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Hi Ian

Scratch that last remark about new boat..Its late and iv'e had a rum or two!!!!!
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Old 07 March 2011, 03:48   #5
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Hi
When mine was working and the time i did use it, it smoked like a very smokie thing.

As for my new rib, well, i told the guy i would have it, if is was in as good condition as he said it was, asked him to phone me to arrange collection to suit him and that was 4 weeks ago, so i don't think it was as good as he made out.
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