Just starting to think about the winter months and the things that need to be done for next year and thinking about something the outboard servicing place said last year about the big end bearing. Namely that it was starting to make a bit of a noise!
At the time I couldn't hear it, but after the seasons use I am sure I can or at least I am paranoid enough to think I can
At the time I asked how much to replace the bearing and although he didn't give me price he said it would probably cost a fair bit as it quite a tricky job! And a used powerhead would probably be a cheaper option. The engine is a mariner Yamaha 40 6e9. Engine is neither young nor pretty but otherwise seems ok (famous last words
Option one- new powerhead, seen one on fleabag for £225. Is it simply a case if in bolting one and bolting on the new one? Or in other words can a novice with some spanners do it?
Option two- new bearing or complete crankshaft, no idea on price and I am guessing out of my skill set.
Option three- new engine, saw a loverly yam 50 ptt go for 1500 recently, but I guess most 2 strokes are also getting on in years now!
What do people think would be the best way to go?