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