We have a Carena 40 from 1980 with the original Ford Lehman
2712e 80 hp motor
. I am looking a company in The Netherlands
that services these engines.
starts up very easily with no hesitation and appears to run very well with less than 4000 hours on the meter. Even after sitting for 5 months.
We just bought our boat last year and the survey
had no comments over the motor
except for a loose motor mount nut that was immediately tightened.
The previous owner maintained it himself meticulously and switched it over to 100% synthetic oil
about 10 years ago.
I really have no complaints but thought that it would be prudent to get a professional opinion with regards to the state of the engine
The only real concern I have is at idle (~600 rpm) there is quite a loud sound (tap?) from the engine. When I increase to 1000 rpm
it smooths out and sounds normal. Is this normal? Or is it a sign a something sinister looming in the future? This is after all a 36 year old engine.
Any recommendations for a good reliable Ford Lehman service
in The Netherlands
would be appreciated.