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Old 25 April 2010, 11:44   #1
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Comber
Boat name: Struana
Make: Red Bay boats
Length: 10m +
Engine: Yamaha ME422 STI TRP
Join Date: Apr 2010
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Rotary Fuel injector pump Failure

I have twin Yamaha ME422 STI engines on a 2 year old 11 m rib
at 180 hrs one of the denso rotary fuel injection pumps seized after a 3 hour beginning
of season run without problems.
There was no solid contaminants in the fuel pump found.

Is this due to Ultra low sulphur red diesel with poor Lubricity?

Fuel additives seem to be essential to prevent this happening.

Can anyone source PRI-D complete diesel treatment in the UK?
good research by Ralph E Lewis 27th Dec 2009 on protecting marine fuel pumps.

Yamaha and other engine manufacturers should be recommending an additive as clearly their engines are not fit to cope with the diesel that is now supplied!

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Old 25 April 2010, 12:52   #2
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Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
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I thought the Yams were marinised Toyota Landcruiser engines in which case I would have thought they should be pretty tolerant as far as fuel quality was concerned. A rotary pump should certainly be a lot more tolerant than the modern whizzy common rail systems.
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