Topic: Farymann Deisel

Purchased a Contessa 26. Much to my surprise the Farymann fired up right away. My problem is that I cannot find the oil dip stick, nor where to add oil if need be. There is no light to indicate overheating either. I checked Farymann manual online but they don't look like my engine and cannot take her out till these issues are resolved. Any help would be great.

2 (edited by serwin 2017-09-19 10:59:27)

Re: Farymann Deisel

Hello domo!

I recently bought a Contessa 26 too!  On my old Farymann (a K30 I think) the dipstick is on the port side of the cylinder head area.   I've found it almost impossible to check from the access panel under the stairs in the cabin.  So the alternative is to open the engine access cover in the cockpit.  My boat has a smaller access panel directly over this area which can be opened easily.  Once opened, I can reach in with one hand to pull the dipstick up and then looking in from the cabin side with a flashlight, I can see the oil on the stick--much easier than removing the whole access panel.  Although you may wish to open the full access cover to do an in-depth check before running things up.

I can't remember exactly where the oil goes but you can find a scanned in copy of the manual here: … -K-30.html.  Next time I'm out at the boat I'll double check and let you know.

I'm also not sure about overheating or oil pressure alarms/indicators.   I don't see any on my engine either but I'm hoping it can be something that can be added easily and cheaply!  There is something near the starter button in the cockpit that looks like it might be a buzzer or something but I haven't had time to look at in detail yet.

I'm sorry that I'm not an expert on this boat (yet) but I hope this helps you some.


Re: Farymann Deisel

Hello Domo!  Did you figure out your engine issues?  I've got my boat on the hard right now working on the bottom, cutlass bearing and stuffing box.  Hope to have her back in the water in a few weeks. -- Scott