Realised I hadnít updated this thread with the results of our mucking about with the DT15.
Itís now in one piece having been rebuilt very slowly over the last couple of months as and when funds were available.
It stands us at under £330, not including our time of course.
Nearly all the parts have been ordered and delivered from the states due to the much lower costs.
So apart from cleaning it what did we end up doing?
Lower Impellor housing Ė Repaired.
It was badly corroded so I ended up boring out the centre and machining up a new centre which I pressed into place.
Complete set of new bearings, thrust washers and spacers.
New Knob machined for the tilt lock mechanism.
Good clean and grease of everything.
Block stripped back to a single component for cleaning etc.
New Main Bearings, Little ends, Gudgeon pins, Wrist pins, Pistons, Piston Rings, Crankcase seals.
De-glaze the bores.
Helicoil all the 12 Exhaust side plate bolts.
Complete set Gaskets.
For the future Iíll Carbon wrap the hood so it matches the DT200EFI on the RIB, but for now they are just going to enjoy it looking a bit ĎShabby Chicí.
Oh and by the way.
It's nice and quiet and pumps loads of water.