Through checking things, we found oil in the air intake. This oil was feeding into the engine and making it race. Dave checked the oil level right away Friday and it was half way full on the dip stick, so that looked good. He ran the engine again, and the oil level went over the high mark, which means the engine was “making oil” or oil dilution. The oil level is increasing because something is getting into it. He had a kit for analyzing the oil, but had to find it.
While Dave was checking the rubber seal of the air intake for holes, I said “you are so smart!”. Dave’s reply was “If I don’t read it, I don’t know it.” That is his version of “if you can read, you can do anything.”
I always like the sound of the engine running, because it means we are going somewhere. Now I really liked the sound of the engine running, because it was acting normal and not racing.
Dave worked on the outboard motor again. It still isn’t running smoothly. We went into Hope Town to find some Seafoam (thank you Ron and Libbo), but they didn’t have it at the Lighthouse Marina-only place we knew to check. Dave spent the evening reading more and researching online.
|Dave wants to know where we can store a spare engine