Originally Posted by sabray
I see it different from still raining. There are bunches of considerations. Like how much is coming out to pull the motor
. Thats all time and money
and then there are periphereal pieces which may need to be replaced on either side new or rebuilt. I got my old perkins
out and thought hell Im putting a new engine in after all that work. I did and that was good for me 3 or 4 years now Ive done routine mntc but nothing else. Thats a lot of time saved if something had gone not so well in the rebuild. Damn I love that naturally aspirated Cummins. May not be the right choice for everyone but it sure looks pretty and has had 0 problems.
Oh I think were closer together then you think mate..
...All Ive done is routine maintenance
to my 5000 hour John Deere as well...and I know its got another 5000 maintenance
only hours left it her..How do I know that...because I've gone over 10,000 hours with sister ships with out a hiccup...
I only presented my friends Lowboy tractor experience just to show there is no guarantee of trouble free just because you go new....Shoot Delmerrys engine ordeal is prof enough of that...and I have one of my own stories as well.
I think what separates us at all is just what I said ...your more comfortable with the feeling of new not presenting you with problems then I am...Im actually the other way round...If Im buying
new Im going to thoroughly test it out on solid Terra firma first to make darn sure what goes in my boat wont strand me...
I know what going to happen what I turn the key to that John Deere engine.
So see... you actually have more faith then I do..
Ill put the new motor in the excavator where a step to safety
is 3' down if she gunny sacks....the used proven one goes in my boat..
We all have past experiances to draw from...mine with brand new stuff is not that great...not worth the cost to get there to me.... Thats all..
The reason I say we are closer then you think...is in the fact that we both want trouble free engines...I guess Im just in a little better place in this one area to get there cheaper then you..Vice versa Im sure in other areas..