On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 18:17:29 -0400, Tom Matsoukas wrote:
Bummer. As you know from my earlier post, I'm very curious and
have no clue about who is doing "correct" MB diesel rebuilds.
I have one, potentially two candidates for a rebuild, but
I'd like to know that the shop that does them builds them so that
they have the longevity one would expect in the diesel world.
I know diesel truck motors are rebuilt - are the MB diesels
Whatever the outcome, I do hope you consider taking the old
block and dropping it solidly on the toes of whoever mis-
represented it to you. I'm about halfway down Florida - if
I found a decent-running 240 with a shot body would that be
of interest? If so, I'll keep my eyes open.
One more bizarre thought - I have no idea how this beast is
mounted in your boat, but do you have a little extra fore/aft
room in the engine compartment? I know you see this coming, but
I'm thinking 300 - if so, that might widen your options a little.
And besides, with a 300 turbo-diesel, your sailboat could
double as a ski-boat ;-)
Also might be looking into whether or not, and WHO actually rebuilt this.
If it really was rebuilt, any reputable builder would stand behind it.
PS Although if it came apart that quickly, you might consider selling
the "free" replacement someone else :~)
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