I am the owner of a 38 year old boat, equipped with a Volvo Penta
Last winter, the engine
was running fine, and I left the boat in the water
, as usual.
I went abroad for 6 months and had a friend looking after the ship, including running the engine
once in a while to keep the battery
The engine has been producing always kind of white smoke, reason unknown.
Upon return last week I wanted to start the engine, but it did not turn over.
I suspected low Batt, and bad connections to the starter.
Also found slush in oil
carter, and brown rubbish in oil
I now am sure there is water
in the engine.
's verdict after 2 min: exhaust cooling
water returned to exhaust
, and engine is ceased.
I am not sure about this, as I do not believe this water came in the cylinders.
As I wanted to overhaul
the engine anyway during coming winter, my question is:
Shall I have the engine removed and rebuild
, or shall I look for a second hand one.
Can the engine cease cause of water in carter without running?
And then, ofcourse, what will be the approx cost of either choice?
Your input is highly appreciated,