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Gardner 8L3 diesel engine started on Ohai Railway Board No.1

Gardner 8L3 diesel engine was test-started by Dave Shaw of Shaw Diesels on 3 April 2015.

A successful start, with a goodly amount of leaves and dust blown through! Oil pressure was brought up using an external pump and starting current to the starter motor from a battery set. The oil pressure held well and the engine churned back into life without any further problems.

Remedial work recommended include overhaul of the fuel pump and injectors. Other than that we have a good engine, and attention can turn to the radiator, compressor and air system, oil pump, and repairs to long hood and cab sheets.