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Date Posted: - Thursday - 03/25/10 - 12:26am
Author: Randall
Subject: Fuel consumption from previous inquiry...
In reply to: scott aumuller m31 # 70 BOOJUM 's message, "gallons per hr" on - Wednesday - 03/24/10 - 9:35pm

Scott,

I asked the exact same question in 2005 and got the following answer...

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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 08/23/05 - 12:29pm
Author: Randall
Subject: 4107 / 4108 fuel consumption

Anyone know what the gallons-per-hour fuel consumption per rpms is for our Perkins in 31/32s? Am planning a cruise down the coast for next month and the likelyhood of having to motor for extended periods is high.

Even a rule of thumb would be helpful.

Thanks,

RR

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[> Re: 4107 / 4108 fuel consumption -- Gene, - Tuesday - 08/23/05 - 7:36pm

Less than a gallon per hour

I average about 1/2 gal per hour motor sailing

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[> Re: 4107 / 4108 fuel consumption...... -- Bill Kranidis, - Wednesday - 08/24/05 - 12:48pm

Randall,

use a 1 GPH rule and play it safe. Carpe Diem had a 4107, was a bit overpropped and used about that.

Bill

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[> Check your fuel lines -- Capt'n Mike "Gypsy Mariner" TM36K, - Thursday - 03/25/10 - 1:46pm

Scott,
If you have a noticable smell of diesel inside the boat/engine compartment and a noticeable high rate of fuel consumption, you should check all of your fuel lines. You may have a leak. See if you have diesel in the bilge or the drop pan. Check first the lines feeding each of the injectors as these are the ones that we loosen to bleed the 4-108 and are most often the cause. I place a paper towel under each and run the engine to see if there is leakage. After that, check your diesel fuel return line and the fuel filter(s) lines, fittings, and seals.
Mike


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