waste of time + money or not?
I have got in touch with a guy who is connected with some RYA training centers. He says he has come of there engine which have broken while o exercises. Apparently these engines are taken straight off the boat and put into dry storage to be fixed. Over time they accumulate and he has the job of selling some off.
He has offered me a 2006 mariner efi 40hp for only £300, because they just need to get rid of them. It is suspected that some dirt made its way past the filter and blocked up one of the injectors, but it is not certain. Am I stupid to take a risk? The concern I do have is that because the engines are taken straight off (no flushing) then stored, the salt water inside will just completely annihilate the head, or am a wrong?