A few months back I bought an 84 Ericson26. She has a Yanmar
1gm. She ran great for a little while then started to fade. She wouldnt start. We'll we went through the engine
and replaced many parts
- mixing elbow
, fuel lift
pump, injector to name a few all to no avail. When we pulled the head
we discovered a little pitting right at the edge of the cylinder, right where the head gasket
failed... so it was a bad head and head gasket
that was causing a compression
leak. Looking at the head we knew it was practically a goner but decided to see if we could get her to hold with a little repair work (grinding and cleaning) low and behold it worked! But!!! last week the engine
started to smoke *white smoke, and while it idled fine it was losing power on rev. It seemed like a fuel
issue, but it turns out it wasnt... And now she wont start...
So it looks like the head is a goner. I am wondering if anyone knows where I might find a used head for a Yanmar
1gm? I know its a long shot but they're awfully expensive new - $500 +/- and so a used one that I can rebuild
is a much more attractive offer.
Anyone have any recommendations of where to look for a used head for a Yanmar 1gm? Or where is the best place to buy a new one?