Originally Posted by Zai
How much are you asking for it?
Update ... Thanks to person who suggested I talk with mastry about parts
. They were quite helpful and when I told them my story they said they still had a few of the mechanically injected 4jh engines ( Whoever wrote that they're still making / selling them , I don't think so ; and mine had no cr designation . It is 4jh57 . ) and volunteered to talk to someone at Mack boring about it for me . I got a call from MB and they agreed to take it back and exchange it for a mechanical engine . BTW whoever told me it would be no problem to find email
address for MB ; I looked again but couldn't find any way to email them . Maybe I just couldn't find it but I went to their website hit contact and all I got was their switchboard number which got me no further than a chance to leave a message . But thank you for leaving the head
of the company's email address . The higher up you go the better your chance of being listened to . As for now the person I talked with at MB said they'd swap so I have sent it back and hope there won't be any problem . After reading all the posts here and elsewhere I don't understand how they can market marine
diesels that can be so capriciously and thoroughly disabled . I gather that it is possible and some brands have owner replaceable plug
and play ecu s . You'd think they would all make them that way . Apparently not and apparently not just yanmar . one guy I talked to at yanmar tried to reassure me by telling me the electronics
on their 4jh had been in use in trucks for a couple of years and proven reliable . To his credit though he did seem to understand when i explained that for someone sailing to remote
places they are a highly risky proposition . They are just starting to put these things in boats and who knows what the results will be in the next few years ? I wonder if the upper management and engineers have any idea the potential risk they are putting people in? I understand the appeal of the technology and performance benefits . But they are really only for people who operate near shore with factory trained technicians with sophisticated software
at the ready . From what I can gather that remains to be seen . Boats just aren't like vehicles . As someone pointed out , you can't just pull over and call AAA. Why haven't one of you cognoscenti written something for the main stream boating
/ sailing mags about the potential hazards and true cost benefits of this technology that is about to take over the marketplace . ? It seems to me the next few years the manufacturers will be basically experimenting with these things and unless and until consumers let them know what is important and acceptable they will push the highest " performance " and technology and complication and price
. BTW I wanted to put in a beta but my fore and aft space was limited . I had no idea I was getting a common rail engine - the engine I was shown , that I thought I was getting , was a mechanically injected " normal " engine .