Originally Posted by chowdan
I have - I drained it using the westmarine pump system that pulls from the dip stick.
The oil was black as can be, no indication of water. The dipstick also showed no water beads or any signs of rust.
I then pulled the drain bolt at the base of the pan, a tablespoon or two of water came out then nothing else. The water was clear as what comes from the tap. I stuck a screwdriver up inside, and that seemed to cause the rest of the oil to flow out, id' say about a cup or so. The oil was also black as black can be, no chunks, no sludge, just black thick oil.
403-7 in the kohler genset is now a 403-11 after 10 months of googling and ebaying. All that is left is to haul it from the desert to PNW and install it back into Odyssey.
You have gotten great feedback and have found the availability and non-marine sourcing of parts
that took me 4 months to discover.
This latest investigation of the crankcase oil situation is good news, too as the seawater in the top end will often migrate past the rings and destroy the lower end in engines that have sat frozen as long as yours. Our experience has been that parts
and machining creep was substantial, pistons, rods unusable after breaking loose, machining cylinder bores, injectors shot......
As you want to go sailing and you have a functional outboard
that has serviced previous owners for a decade and the sailing, absent SJDF and Admiralty Inlet, present little chance of hobby horsing the outboard
, GO SAILING after completing your standing rigging restoration
and taking your Perkins
home with you. You can take your time and do a decent job at the lowest cost sourcing the parts. Top end refits for seawater lock ups have a horrible track record
. I will send you pics of the piston condition after they were beaten out of the block after only four months seized if you like.
You won't be the first to use a Port of Everett dock
cart to wheel
their auxiliary to their car.
PS. I have a bunch of donor parts from the 403-7 that probably crossover, such a deal for you.
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