Ford Lehman 120 HP diesel engine replacement

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by lnelson39, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. lnelson39
    Joined: Jun 2014
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    Location: Superior, WI

    lnelson39 New Member

    We have a overheated engine with blown head gasket and metal in a 1983 Ocean Alexander trawler. The boat is located in Superior, WI. in the water. Suggestions for getting the boat operational as it was sold. Looking for a good diesel mechanic to remove the blown engine and replacing it. What should this operation cost for the engine and the labor to install and check out the engine operation? I have one quote for a rebuilt engine with all new or rebuilt accessories except the alternator. The blown engine has 2900 hours. The survey showed a hull in exceptional good shape. The other engine checked out good on the test cruise. Might consider selling the boat as is. Cell Phone is 816 255 6510.
     
  2. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    The usual hassle is how hard it is to remove the engine.

    Some have to be almost completely dis assembled and carries in pieces up a companionway by a number of folks.

    Some have a hatch so the engine can be removed with simple hoist , then a fork lift.

    It is usually far cheaper to rebuild the existing engine , or replace it with an identical unit.

    Paying $50-$100 an hour for the work SPEED is critical.

    Personally I would only have the work done on a price fixed contract , by the hour can be a financial disaster.

    Ocean Alexander might have an owners board , you cant be the first with a blown engine,

    Good Hunting!
     
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