Given boat, discovered water
, freshwater. Pulled motor from boat brought home, have motor at a diesel shop. Pulled everything off the engine inspected it, sanded cleaned and painted.
No apparent signs of external/ internal water leaking, best assumption, evidence bases is, freshwater, likely rain water got into the motor via the dip stick hole. No explanation. Certain it is freshwater, three of us had a glass full, actually we each just dipped our finger in the water smelled, then tasted it, for determination.
Zero water got into the motor components, at least no physical,evidence of such an event. I'm not interested in spending money
I don't have to. This motor goes back together starting tomorrow.
Well run it, and see what happens. If it's gtg, super, back I. The truck, back to ML, and into the boat. If it's buggered again. THEN, I'll spend the money
on the motor.
Your right about parts for the Perkins
. I'm guessing my costs to have the work done here in Oregon
are 1/2 the costs of having it done on the coast, and especially in CA.
Not being cheap
, being practical. And I am doing the majority of the work by myself, with a master diesel mechanic
guiding me. Thus far everything I've done is by hand, minus some sand blasting of parts.