Originally Posted by PamlicoTraveler
beetle - Im curious what the reality of the cost to repower
with the 4JH5E is? It's a tough number to estimate until you actually do it.
So far I'm in $17,120 and there's perhaps another $1500 to go. This is all for parts, with the exception of $90 for an hour of consultation on the boat with a diesel repower specialist to design the exhaust system (well worth the $90!).
Of that $17k, there are several major pieces:
11,700 for bobtail engine, adapter plates to fit the Hurth
15 MIV transmission
, and second engine instrument panel (the key panel mounts below, the button panel mounts in the cockpit)
3700 for MaxProp VP 3 blade propeller
495 for Ample Power
105 amp hot-rated alternator
I have done the work myself, I'm good with fiberglass
and overall the changes have been extensive but minor. The work has involved: raising the engine bed
rails 2", upsizing the exhaust from 2" to 3" (easy to do, just slow, as I'm consructing custom fiberglass
exhaust bends from the Vernatube sold by Centek), adding a second waterlift muffler
to handle the additional water
volume in the larger exhaust hose, having a custom dry riser and injection elbow
built by a local metal fabrication shop, building a custom exhaust exit/thru-hull (more Vernatube), and a lot of measuring twice and cutting once.
I have re-used essentially nothing from the original Perkins
installation other than: racor fuel filter
& hub, raw water
intake filter, and fuel
This has been a lot of fun, a great chance to redesign things a little, and apply crispy clean gel coat in the engine room.