Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-12-2014, 02:32   #16
Bailing as fast as I can.
 
GILow's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Boat: Swanson 42
Posts: 3,585
Re: Rebuilding my engine cooling system

Now that's really weird. I get two polar opposite responses to the whole engine mounting thing. Some say that hard mount is the smartest and most reliable method, others say it causes problems as you do.

Either way, I am voting with comfort since we are not exactly intrepid explorers pushing the endurance of man and boat. I will be installing soft mounts ( vetus k100's from memory) but I have not yet ordered them as nobody could be certain of the engine and transmission weight. I have ordered a chain hoist strain gauge and will be weighing the engine next week before I reinstall it. Then I will the order the correct hardness mounts and install them AFTER I put the engine back in place. I figure it will be a much simpler task to make the new engine mounts if I remove the existing mounts one at a time and weld the new ones based on measurements made with the engine correctly aligned. Sadly the current mounts are not suitable unless I can get away with turning them upside down, but welding new mounts does not worry me, I recently fitted a Nissan RB30 motor our bus and the certifying engineer was very happy with the mounts I made for that 165hp donk. The diesel will need stronger mounts of course but I am pretty confident I can make something strong enough.

I already have a polyflex coupling and new PSS shaft seal so the existing hardware is compatible with soft mounts.

The jobs never really end, do they?

Matt


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes.
http://www.swansonsailor.id.au
GILow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cooling, engine, rebuild

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning Engine Cooling System Coachbolt61 Engines and Propulsion Systems 3 19-04-2011 11:49
How Much Protection Does Prop Zinc Offer Engine Cooling System ? yamaha30c Engines and Propulsion Systems 4 07-06-2010 14:28
Rebuilding My Electrical System - Need Advice britsailor Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 1 16-11-2009 00:39
winterizing yanmar 1gm10 cooling system tess Engines and Propulsion Systems 6 12-12-2007 16:32



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:45.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.