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Old 10-07-2012, 23:17   #1
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Hello everybody. New comer from Japan

I am Japanese and living in Japan. But I bought a 9 yeas old sailing boat in Florida last month(Hallberg rassy 46) and sailed to Delawear.
For the next voyage, refit project needs for her. I will across the Atlantic on 2014 spring.

Now the engine is Volve TAMD 31S with Aqua drive and 4000 hours 50000miles . Harldly used then condition is not so good. Smoke alarem will ring over 1800rpm may be becouse of blowbygas. Also noisy not only engine maybe shaft.

I feel the engine need to do overhaul.

But I am seriously considering replace the engine to D3-110 or 4JH4-THE.
I really need Good mechanician around Delawear or Meryland.

Shoul I replace or do overhoul!

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Old 11-07-2012, 00:50   #2
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Re: Hello everybody. New comer from Japan

Welcome to Cruisers Forum.

I found a Google reference to a similar sounding problem to yours.

Can you find an experienced mechanic to take a look at your engine?
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Old 25-07-2012, 11:19   #3
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Re: Hello everybody. New comer from Japan

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Before replacing the engine I'd have a reputable diesel mechanic analyze the engine. There are oil analysis tests that can be done and lots of minor things could be wrong that will cause the engine to be noisy and smokey.
You may just need to make a few needed repairs.
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