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Old 23 March 2014, 13:16   #11
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Hi,

I went for a pair of Mermaid's ME-446s; they're slightly more "industrial" than say a Volvo, but they run well and Mermaid are excellent to deal with.

Highly recommended (Mermaid that is, definitely not West End).

nathan
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Old 31 July 2014, 12:51   #12
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Hi all,

Just joined to add my 2 bob to this post, though I must admit I've been abit of a silent info gatherer for the last few years on here!

I've read lock stocks blog too, shocking!

Well here goes, purchased a yan 6lp 315 from the dealer in question, actually got to the point of dropping the engine in (literally on the forklift at eye level at this point). My friend who is a seasoned mechanic notices something... A large dollop of liquid metal on the crankcase!! Total gutter!

So called mr Sam this morning and he assures me it will be ok, bear in mind this engine was sold as a good quality take out. Anyway, I told him no chance, though he asked if some one had "poisoned my brain" where have we heard this before?

Anyway, it's to go back and have the block replaced (he called later today saying he has sourced me another block)

The dilemma now stands, do I trust this guy to do such extensive works to the engine? I have big plans and goals with the new boat and I refuse to accept anything less than what I've payed for.

Any comments and opinions are welcome

Thanks
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Old 31 July 2014, 16:42   #13
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The dilemma now stands, do I trust this guy to do such extensive works to the engine? I have big plans and goals with the new boat and I refuse to accept anything less than what I've payed for.
I think you already know the answer to that question...
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Old 31 July 2014, 16:47   #14
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I think you already know the answer to that question...
Agree totally with John, walk away !!
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Old 31 July 2014, 16:48   #15
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Anybody recommend some where decent to go?
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Old 31 July 2014, 17:55   #16
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Large dollop of liquid shit wasn't underneath the sea water pump area was it ?
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Old 31 July 2014, 18:06   #17
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Yes it was, here's the pic
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Old 31 July 2014, 18:06   #18
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Large dollop of liquid shit wasn't underneath the sea water pump area was it ?
Yep I'd bet on there too seen one rotted through,the raw water pumps spray a little water out of the shaft seals just enough to rot the block away
I spray behind my pumps with spray grease when I remove the pumps to fit impellers
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Old 31 July 2014, 18:08   #19
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Sounds suspect!! Though the sump and block spacer has been off, liquid gasket used here!
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Seen this to many times .corrodes the crank ladder on the block , make sure his doesn't swap the ladder as they are matched to only to the
Block there fitted too . Lined bored from the factory
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