How to Install a Diesel Engine in 800 Easy Steps

"The engine now needs to be aligned to the correct angle in relation to the water. This is what I call the horizontal direction. Your Yanmar should not be mounted more than 15 degrees relative to the water level since the oil pump will be ineffective. The optimum angle to the water would be 0 degrees but that's rarely possible. Between 5 and 10 degrees would be good. Yanmar specs their engine out at 8 degrees. This alignment will be accomplished through the use of the adjustable engine mounts. With a protractor and an adjustable square, mark off whatever angle you desire (I used 5 degrees). If you have leveled the boat, use the adjustable square in conjunction with a bubble level to establish the correct angle. "

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Aug 17, 2004 )


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