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    3288 Hino Pre-heats

    how important is it that the Hino diesel pre-heat system works?

    #2
    Okay - new to this site - and new to a diesel powered boat. I have a 1989 Bayliner 3288 and the Pre-heat system does not work. Fires right up. Is it important that I get the pre-heat system working? I live in Western Washington where temps rarely get down to freezing.

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      #3
      It depends on where your boat is. If you are using your boat where and when it’s under 30 degrees F or so. Above that, a well tuned diesel will fire in a few seconds. If you are having starting troubles, adjusting the valves and checking the timing would be at the top of my list then I’d have the injectors rebuilt before going after the lift pump.
      Bottom line; IMO, no it doesn’t need to be operational. However, I’m the type that if there’s an item on the boat, it's got to be operational.
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
      1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
      MMSI 367770440
      1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
      Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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        #4
        I have the same year boat and engines. The Hino manual recommends using pre heat when ambient temp is below 14 F. I've never used mine engines start fine even in the low 20s.
        John Rupp
        1989 2455 Ciera Sunbridge
        5.8 OMC Cobra

        1989 3288
        Starshine

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