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Old 14-04-2016, 15:40   #1
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westerbeke 38hp engine

i am selling a westerbeke 38hp engine. It is new, with only 1 hour on it. But here is the situation. The engine was started, ran, then sat for over 4 years. Next time they started it, it seized. i have not validated that it is seized, but i am going to sell it anyway, as i am going a different direction. i am certain it can be recovered as an engine, or parted out for profit as everything is 'old stock, never used'.

engine currently in Tacoma WA. i will be getting it out of the engine bay as i need to clean, paint and put in the new engine. At that point i am bringing the westerbeke down to Olympia for storage until sold.

Worth in the neighborhood of $9,000, good diesel. i am finishing out a 42 foot trimaran and am open to offers for trades.

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Old 15-04-2016, 04:18   #2
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Re: westerbeke 38hp engine

Bummer, perhaps when you get it out, you could ask a mechanic to try to get it running for a few hours labor. Will be worth way more if you can post a video of it running in a shop.
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Old 15-04-2016, 22:27   #3
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Re: westerbeke 38hp engine

I found with my Westerbeke W46, that had sat for a few years seemed seized. Turned out it was a swelling of carbon in the cylinder at the head that prevented the engine from rotating 360 degrees. Perhaps try putting a socket on the crank nut and rotating it backward to confirm. All you may need to do is remove the head and decarbonize it.
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Re: westerbeke 38hp engine

There are plenty of engines that get sold as new that have sat that long. It all comes down to storage in the interim.

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