Marine Diesel Engine Starting Problem – Sailing Britican

This video is about…If you’ve never worked on engines before it’s quite a steep learning curve when it comes to troubleshooting. For over two years, and after a major refit, our trusted Westerbeke Generator has never failed us. That is, until recently! Unfortunately, we experienced a marine diesel engine starting problem.

After pre-heating the starter and then turning the engine on, all we could hear was tick-tick-tick-tick-tick (check out the video). It sounded as if the starter motor was trying to start the engine, but it just wouldn’t kick over. Watch the video to see what we did about it 🙂

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