Thanks for the encouragement. I had been in contact with Parts Supply Corporation earlier for the gasket
kit, I can't believe I didn't think to ask them about the service
manual! Anyhow, I gave them a call and they can get the service
manual but the price
they quoted me was (pause) $597!! After hanging up I called them back to make sure I heard right and they confirmed the price
I ordered a tractor service manual from an antique tractor supply company that includes information on the K3E engine (that's what I have) so hopefully that will be enough. If not I'll give Vetus a try.
riser is ok, however, the starboard engine was torn down as well and looks like it would need a complete overhaul
as well as new exhast riser/heat exchanger, alternator
, starter etc. so I am looking at options. Right now money
is tight so I will just try to get the port engine running and will limp along on one engine for a while. When I can afford it I will likely put in a new Yanmar
YM30 on the starboard side and eventually replace the port engine with the same.
Thanks for the tips. I too wondered why both engines were torn down as I was told that the port engine had been left intact. I think it came down to a simple error in translation rather than mechanical cause. I chalk it up to one of the many difficulties in trying to undergo major repairs
in a foreign land. This is one of the reasons why I have decided to attempt this myself rather than risk further misunderstandings.
Thanks for the kind offer, but I already have the operating manual and parts catalog.