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Old 12-10-2017, 16:33   #1
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Con-rod for YSE-8

Looking for a used straight conrod for Yanmar YSx-8, preferably located in Australia.
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Re: Con-rod for YSE-8

Only consider a straight con rod, Wottie? Are ya some kina homophobe, mate???

I assume from this post that the tear down revealed some issues! Good luck in the search.

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Only consider a straight con rod, Wottie? Are ya some kina homophobe, mate???......

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Well I already have a bent one...
And I got half of a straight one - missing the end cap; but my straight one won't live with the end cap of the bent. Some blended families just don't work
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Re: Con-rod for YSE-8

Gay jokes aside, good for you on finding that. How bent was it?
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Gay jokes aside, good for you on finding that. How bent was it?
Visible (just) to the eye (even my eyes).

I had located another one (straight) but the end cap wasn't with it. I tried the first end cap and it looked OK to the naked eye but when the engine shop set it up to check, they advised the tunnel specs were out by 6+ thou in a manner that they couldn't resolve. I don't have the exact details why it was unrecoverable but I trust them.

Meanwhile the hunt is on for the missing (matching) endcap and/or a another rod.

FWIW, Jim's humour is partly directed at our current national survey on the same sex marriage issue. If it helps me find a suitable partner for the piston/crankshaft marriage, then all is good
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Looking for a used straight conrod for Yanmar YSx-8, preferably located in Australia.
i might have one from a YSB-8,should be the same.
will have to have a look though,sent the crankshaft to a guy in nz,and can't remember if i sent him the con rod as well,but you are welcome to it if i still have it
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i might have one from a YSB-8,should be the same.
will have to have a look though,sent the crankshaft to a guy in nz,and can't remember if i sent him the con rod as well,but you are welcome to it if i still have it
Yes it's the same. Let's see if I can get one in Oz but if not, then I might have to take you up on the offer.
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Yes it's the same. Let's see if I can get one in Oz but if not, then I might have to take you up on the offer.
i will have a look next time i'm up at the workshop,i sent a few bits to paul in nz,so might have sent the con rod as well,working on the cat in the morning but will try to get up and check in the afternoon.

otherwise there is the yanmar guys on the lizard who have a yard full of second hand ysb yse -8 etc engines broken for spares.
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i will have a look next time i'm up at the workshop,i sent a few bits to paul in nz,so might have sent the con rod as well,working on the cat in the morning but will try to get up and check in the afternoon.

otherwise there is the yanmar guys on the lizard who have a yard full of second hand ysb yse -8 etc engines broken for spares.


Err... what's the lizard


There is a source of used Yanmar parts in NSW but they are pretty spendy...
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Yes it's the same. Let's see if I can get one in Oz but if not, then I might have to take you up on the offer.
i just checked my emails,and i did send the conrod to paul derrick in nz about 6 months,after i had sent him the crankshaft and oil pump.
so sorry for that!

i can give the guys on the lizard a call on monday if you have no luck ,they should have something if you have no luck in aus.

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Err... what's the lizard


There is a source of used Yanmar parts in NSW but they are pretty spendy...
Lizard=southern tip of uk/cornwall

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Re: Con-rod for YSE-8

Con rod caps would never be interchangable between different rods. Do you have caps that have just a flat mating surface? If so I'm surprised it can't be re-built. Hot rod shops do it all the time. They grind the ends and hone the bore round again.
Some rods and caps are splined together so you couldn't really resize that style.
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Con rod caps would never be interchangable between different rods. Do you have caps that have just a flat mating surface? If so I'm surprised it can't be re-built. Hot rod shops do it all the time. They grind the ends and hone the bore round again.
Some rods and caps are splined together so you couldn't really resize that style.
Can you elaborate on this some more?

Are you saying that the caps (with flat mating surfaces) would never be interchangeable unless they were rebuilt or that they are never ever interchangeable?

I understand that in the normal course of rebuilding you need to keep the cap matched to it's original rod but I'm unsure what can and can't be achieved with a mismatched pair.
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i can give the guys on the lizard a call on monday if you have no luck ,they should have something if you have no luck in aus.
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Stand down Atoll .

The good news is that the errant missing end cap has been located in the dusty dark recess of a large shed of various engine and boat bits. It will be reunited with its rod next week and the next step of the rebuild can proceed.

Thanks to all who have posted
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Re: Con-rod for YSE-8

Supplementary question.

I have been advised by some that I should replace the rod big end bolts with new ones. I hadn't considered this before and while after market bolts are probably available, they will take some hunting down. I'm not brave enough to price Yanmar ones!

The existing ones look OK.

Thoughts???
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