Rebuilt Yanmar 6LPA-STE on Ebay?

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by yodani, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. yodani
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    yodani Senior Member

    Hi there,
    I am curious to know how reliable are rebuild cores and if I should go for it or not?

    I leave in Europe and here is damn hard to find good used marine engines but the other day I have seen on Ebay many companies selling rebuild engines at good prices. I have asked the seller about shipping to Romania and he gave me a quote of 1.200$ for two Yanmar 6LPA-STE. He asks $25,995.00 for the pair so that would be about 26.000 shipped.

    For that price I could buy here one new VW-Marine 256hp V6 diesel.

    Anyone here with experience in rebuild engines? What are the downsides and the bad things about this engines?

  2. eggman918
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    eggman918 Junior Member

    In my experience it all depends on the shop that did the rebuild.
    A properly rebuilt engine is as good as a new one,I would be most comfortable
    dealing with a shop that I could visit.But machining is my trade and you can tell a lot about a shops quality by looking around and talking with the personal.
    I would research the shop a lot before I entered into a transaction for that amount of money and at that distance.
    This is just my opinion, I hope this helps.
  3. JustinJ
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    JustinJ New Member

    Ebay Yanmars

    I am the seller of the Yanmars on ebay. Engines are professionaly rebuilt. Dyno tested etc.

    References are available on request.

    We ship internationaly on a regular basis

  4. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I don't know what you mean you live in Europe so cant find second hand diesels.???

    The place is flooded with Mercedes.

    The Yanmar 6lp series are Toyota 1HD and the 4 valve head 300HP model had tremendous trouble with dropping valves, but Im sure the valve seal problems are now long gone.

    However if it were I,-- I would buy a local engine and overhaul it locally.

    You really don't want to be calling on a guarantee at the other side of the world with a heavy engine.
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