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Old 13 May 2008, 22:09   #1
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dilemma

engine was not running well, compression check, pulled head and have a cooked piston.
1. Do I completely rebuild the engine(is it worth it?)

2. maybe fix the burnt piston if the others are fine (1995 115hp evinrude) and get a couple more years

3. buy newer model(someone else's headache)

4. bite the big one and go new with a warranty, I hate debt- 8000 to 10000 US dollars to refit the boat

5. fit the rib with a sail

A friend of mine is an evinrude tech so we are going to tear it apart anyway but even at cheap labor charges parts probably be $2000 to rebuild
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Old 13 May 2008, 22:33   #2
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rebuild it... you should get a lot more than a few years i would think.

I am curious to see pics of your HBI... I just got an older hbi a few months back
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Old 30 October 2008, 18:17   #3
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Fix it, and change the piston !

How is the sleeve, damaged ? Possibly just needs a honing with a tool like BRM Brush Research USA.

If badly damaged just re-bore the cylinder and balance the pistons weight carefully
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