I,just removed my Yanmar
4JH3E.I,am not 100% sure of actual hours hour meter shows 2700.Recently I,completed a 1300 mile trip bringing the boat home no oil consumption
or any other problems during the trip engin performed fine.I,removed the engin to clean the bilge
beyond filthy,I,was assisted by my local Yanmar
dealed while out I,wanted to have the engin completly serviced,upon removal
.hesuggest rebuilding injector pump
,injectors removing heat exchanger
for cleaning inspection
,new fresh and raw water
pumps plus a slew of minor items,I,retrospect all necessary.The Trans is almost new as the old one went south and was replaced in Dec 2011,just prior to bringing the boat home.As ststed above the engin performed fine for 1300 miles.I,do not beleive he is trying to sell me a new Yanmar since his profit would be as great servicing the old one as selling me a new one,My expense would be appx 4000.00 more to put a new Yanmar in after selling the old engin,
Now the new Yanmar 4JH5E has less HP 50 from 56,I,have read a few post that the 3E is a Better engin than the 5E in some respects,I,plan on doing a lot of offshore
sailing in the future.Which will be the wiser investement,and is the 3E better than the 5e?
All of your input will be Greatly Appreciated.