Yanmars are good engines. I have a 5KW Yanmar
powered genset on my Cal 46
that has 6,600 hours on it. Change oil
and filter regularly, don't overheat, calibrate injectors each 1,000 hours and feed it good clean fuel
and they will last.
When you need parts
, GRRRR. You must by them from a local Yanmar
We are Florida
LLC, building boat diesel
engines and gears. If we need parts
for a 40 year old Perkins
, no problem. I go online anytime, order and get them in a few days.
We are lucky to get Yanmar parts in a week! Then you must deal with their local dealer. We have been trying to get parts for a 1GM for about two weeks.
Anyone have a solution? If you don't want to post, send me a PM
My solution is to not take any more Yanmars in my shop. We are booked up for 3 months building Perkins
, so don't ask me to work on a _____. We stopped working on "Green Griefs" several years ago since I could only get parts from a Cousin in The Netherlands
BTW, anyone have or know of any rebuildable Perkins 4.108's near our area, "Baja Alabama" AKA Florida