Why is it that people assume that a late model engine
with modern design, material and manufacturing technique will be less reliable. Modern cars are so much more complex and yet so much more reliable and with longer life to go with it. The biggest problem I see is that people think you no longer have to do any maintenance
like dip the oil
once or twice a year. In Aus. many many engine
reconditioners have closed their doors due to lack of work. Modern marine
diesels have not moved as fast in there development but to compare some of the junk I see in yachts is a joke. Heavy inefficient old diesels are loved like old car lovers who hate plastic bumpers and yearn for heavy chrome plated items. Once upon a time wood was the only way to build boats but then there was steel
and now fibreglass etc. Some still love wood but the majority can see the advantages in light weight easy to repair materials which do the job better some will never be convinced.