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Old 03-10-2014, 18:54   #1
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Punta Gorda area mechanic?

Hello,
I'm looking for a good diesel mechanic in the Punta Gorda, FL area.
I've got a Catalina 27 with a M-18 Universal. Bilge pump stopped working while I was away a few months and the boat got about a foot of water in it. Cleaned it up and tried to change the oil and found a pin hole leak in the oil pan. Would like to talk to someone competent who can give me my options.


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Re: Punta Gorda area mechanic?

salt or fresh water? did oil enter the pan or just rust it out-quick check on dipstick. Depending on space, the pan might be able to be removed and replaced without pulling the engine. If it cannot be removed completely, I might even try dropping the pan, cleaning it well inside and out and JB Weld-ing it if it is good except for a single spot. The oil pump hangs all the way down near to the bottom of the pan, so that is how far it needs to move to pull it.
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