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Gardner 6LW Marine Engine and Gearbox
Object ID3289
Date0000-00-00
Works No
Accession NoIF:2010:28
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByL. Gardner & Sons Ltd
Made InPatricroft, Manchester, England
DescriptionEx RN unit, reconditioned and inhibited 30+years ago.
LocationStorage awaiting Marine Section in 2015
ConditionRunning
Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Check
2011-11-12

Initial inspection showed the engine to be in excellent condition. Sump was drained of inhibitor and filled with SAE30.

Pump elements were stuck from standing dry but came free without effort.

After motoring to get good oil pressure the engine was started and is mechanically quiet with 45psi oil pressure.