OK, back from surgery. Yikes, it smarts!
Docs told me not to lift anything over 5 pounds for 2 weeks, nothing over 10 lbs until after 4 weeks, and then that at the end of those 4 total weeks I should be at about 85% healed. That does not bode well because I regularly lifted over 150 lbs barely three years ago, and over 50 pounds the week before surgery. I am hoping they are just being overly cautious...
Anyway, back to the thread.
is a Yanmar
, and the plate says "SB8" so I have to stick with that. I am saddened somewhat that nobody reading the thread has had or currently has an SB8 because that means (to me) that parts
are going to be a bit hit and miss for availability or possibly even identification
I did manage to score (and currently have on the table before me) an SB12 oil-pan, and it appears identical to the rotten one currently affixed to the mounted engine (too bad I already had put new oil
in that one). I will have to drain the oil
again, this time save it in a container that will be reused, pull the original (to me) pan to see if it will fit, then install it (if fit is acceptable) and refill after the new pan is installed. With any luck at all, I won't have to replace the 2 quarts of new oil as well.
I felt pretty lucky to locate this other pan so easily, it was the only one on eBay (but it WAS there
) and though I thought it was expensive (over 50 USD for cost before shipping) I somehow believe that from the factory it will cost a steep bit more even yet. This one has grey paint
on it, but should be perfectly adequate after a thorough cleaning
, polishing, and external paint
job. At least all the bolts will have real holes for mounting!