gas explosion

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by gonzo, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    It was a 2001 5.7 GM engine. As it cranked fuel was spilled out through the sparkplug hole and then there was enough left to raise the compression. With the other sparkplugs out, the starter makes the engine turn much faster than usual. That contributed to the increased compression.

  2. tom kane
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    tom kane Senior Member

    Thanks gonzo,Murphys law and Sods law are always hanging around boats.
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