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What are some problems with the Yanmar diesel engine?

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Some of the problems with the Yanmar diesel engine include having a tight impeller/cover plate area, turbo washing and spinning of the fuel filter when it is over tightened. The engine may sometimes release large amounts of steam or run backwards for a couple of seconds.

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The tight cover plate area requires loosening the clamps and bolts that hold the engine pump. The engine manual recommends using soapy water when washing the turbo blades; this product is not suitable for turbo washing. The Yanmar engine fires when one takes the finger off the start button too soon especially when the battery is too low.

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