Quote: "Nothing mechanical keeps running without periodic maintenance
and occasional repair."
Which is why the Owner's Manual gives you such specific, and excellent, instructions on how to MAINTAIN the specific engine
. We can do no better than the manufacturer's engineers :-)!
Repairing an engine is a kettle of fish
of a different colour, and not something most boat
owners undertake. If you DO want to have a go at it, the instructions, including critical tolerances are found in the Repair Manual for the specific engine.
If your particular engine requires repair, then depending on just what the problem is, how skilled a mechanic
you are, what time demands are on you, and other such considerations which we certainly can have no knowledge of, to replace your engine will take 3 days in the hands of a competent marine mechanic
and can be done for something like US$12K.
I deal with the possibility/probability of going that route
by allocating within my maintenance budget
a "sinking fund" of $300/month specifically for engine replacement. With Can$15K showing on that line item, the sinking fund is complete, and an engine replacement, cash on the barrel head
, is only a phone
However, addressing you opening post again, if you have a specific question such as, for example, "the starter motor
cranks the engine, but the engine doesn't fire up", and you haven't found a remedy for that problem through an assiduous reading of the relevant manuals
, including the materials cited for you in the posts preceding this one, then we'll be very glad to see what we can do to asset you.