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  1. I remember cycling from Clayton and on approaching Market street (first time I had ventured that far) there was a line of sunken boats on the none towpath side of the canal. Well that’s what my memory was wish I had a picture of it.
  2. Lived in the area and always remember the sunk line of boats near market street Droylsden. Canal used to be my playground love your pictures. Would love to see some of the sunk boats there
  3. If the boat has the same generators set up as my boat I would walk away and not buy one again. Mine had a 7kw motor driven off an eight tooth rib belt off the front pully. Basically a ticking time bomb. Renowned for causing the front pulley to loosen destroying the crankshaft. The engine runs at 1000 rpm or 1500rpm when you press a button. The pram 500 gearbox then slips via the trolling valve. They did not make many of these and I believe they then changed to one driven by the back of the engine gearbox. Picture of bad set up.
  4. One of the coal boats have put this on face book :Bosley & Marple Locks will close tomorrow until further notice. CRT make no mention of the real reason for this stoppage / closure which is due to not maintaining the feeder from Combs Reservoir which they have recently discovered is collapsed in Whaley Bridge So they now have both reservoirs on the Peak Forest inoperable, but at least they have as usual "consulted" (told us) about this. It's a shame they feel they have to take extra measures as they suspect boaters will "vandalise" the locks! "To prevent unauthorised access through vandalism, measures may be taken to make the locks inoperable. " Think this is where the feeder feeds water to the canal via the Whaley bridge transport wearhouse pictures off there web site
  5. After six years have finally got round to some new porthole liners, having fitted thicker insulation the old would not fit. We could not find wood or fibreglass to fit well plus the cost was high. New ones are just loose in position not yet secured.
  6. I am getting a very slight mist from breather this is only since I have removed the trolling valve set up off detailed in another post. My guess is that the gearbox control lever valve is different on a none trolling valve set up. Everything is working ok so I want to look if the elbow is fitted and then possibly exstend the breather upright so the oil runs back in. When I removed the trolling valve there was a oilreturn pipe from the trolling valve to the of the gearbox I left this pipe on and not blanked off but higher than the gearbox everything was ok till I blanked this redundant return pipe off. I might just put it back as a second breather
  7. Thank you that was my intention so the slight mist of oil runs back down the pipe.
  8. Hi please could someone advise me. Does the breather on a PRM 500 gearbox unscrew from the gearbox and 23a come out with it attached or does the elbow have to be removed first by removing the top plate. I have slight oil coming out the breather oil level is correct. Many Thanks.
  9. Don’t think you have upset anyone.but think people are worried you may be stripping without knowing the cause of the the fault. We do not know your mechanical knowledge or experience and think I think you need some help with correct diagnosis. It will be worst when the heads off and you possibly not see anything wrong. Other ways water could get in by any water to oil coolers.is the coolant level dropping it should be if it is going in the oil? Is it worth removing injectors spinning engine over see if there’s water in the bores. I still think you need someone to have a look at it.
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  12. Agree with Sam owner needs help not to start stripping this down,if there is some fuel coming out the pipes on turning over the engine it’s unlikely to be the valve gear.I would remove the air cleaned and put hands over intake while turning over on starter and see if there is any suction,then bleed and check fuel flow from tank to pump. I as well think owner needs assistance
  13. Water in the oil soon goes creamy coloured oil. Could it be a small amount of unburnt diesel which has ended up in the sump due to none start via rings? Think you need some assistance with locating fault if you feel it is outside your comfort zone and knowledge it could be something quite simple. If it was running ok before it was turned off cannot see it being anything that bad.
  14. Follow the stop cable to where it is secured on the engine or diesel pump bet the cable or linkage is jammed in the open position disconnect the cable and work manually
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