The $8000 is what i have spent and probably will spend (including rebuilt engine) since the first guy didn't put dimples in the cutlass bearing that led to all this happening. It is all documented over on my blog
analysis people said in the comments to me that the engine has damaged and should be used with caution.
This engine was a total rebuild
for 6k back in 05. It had about 600hrs on it. Was running like a top, except for a small oil leak
, when It was removed from the boat.
I could have this one rebuilt again, but down here in the islands there could be some issues I don't want to deal with. So I may re power with a reconditioned yanmar
or if i can scrape up the bread a new Beta (I like those engines!).
I am taking the mechanic
to small claims. This happened in December of last year. this is the reason for my questions. i know his defense will be that I should have checked my oil
pressure. My position is I didn't have a chance to check the oil pressure until I got her running, but by then it was to late. Now please DO NOT comment on this part of the post until you read my blog
about the whole episode.
Thanks everyone for all the input so far.