Engine Room

The engine, Petunia, on Kalliope is a Perkins 4-108 with about 8000 some odd hours on it. It is usually pretty reliable, but the starter has taken to gumming up and not turning over. This is usually remedied with, I kid you not, a hammer blow. The real solution involves removing the starter and cleaning it thoroughly and replacing the undersized wire to the connected the solenoid.