Usually we read of horror stories on rebuilt projects for our old diesel
engines. I just wanted to share with you a good story for a change.
Moderator - if you find this inappropriate, please just delete my post.
In South Florida
is hard to find an honest mechanic
. Due to illness I left my CAL39 in the mooring
for over 3 years without starting the engine
. When I got better I tried to start the engine
with no avail. I brought in 3 mechanics and all told me this was a $4K+ to $5K+ rebuilt job....and all wanted to yank out the engine out of the boat
I finally found a diesel
injector specialist that worked on the boat, was very transparent in his diagnostic steps, and $2,500 later the engine has never run smoother than the last 20 years - he himself rebuilt the injectors, lift
pump, centrifugal pump - wow - very good work. I wonder if it is OK to share his contact. Turns out the guy fled a communist government
and used to have a big diesel rebuilt shop there, and got tired of the death treats so he starting new with a mobile service
For those of you jumping into the Caribbean
and may have issues, I definite recommend him ( I have no personal gain)
His name is Frank, cell is 786-991-6487
Company is Diesel Injection Experts
take care and Good Sailing!!!