early February, my old 3QM30 finally kicked the bucket. Not necessarily that it was totally dead, but the cost of continually fixing it became more than I could bear. So, I bought and had installed a brand new Yanmar 3YM30
in Fort Myers
Long story short, the engine
overheated and now theres a ton of water
in the oil
. I expect a corrupted head gasket
or worse. I already drained the water
from the oil
, by the way.
belt was rubbing badly on the coolant
hose that wraps around the front of the engine. When the alarm
started going off I slowed the engine to a crawl but I couldnt shut her down completely because we were in a fast current
heavily trafficked area. After about another 5 minutes motoring at low speeds, we were able to pull off and work on the problem. I found the gash in the hose, had to bend the hose supports out away from the engine to give clearance between the belt and the hose, and added a layer of rescue
tape to patch up the gap.
I don't see how this would be anything but a manufacturer or installer fault, so I will be working on Yanmar
to make sure the warranty covers it.
Does anyone else have experience working with Yanmar's Warranty department? I just spent about $10,000 parts
and labor getting this motor
installed and I'll be damned if after only 22 hours running the motor
they tell me its my fault.