Some of you may remember my E40 sunk at the slip beginning of may. Electrolysis
of the stbd head thru hull
bottomed out in 6.5 feet of water
and bow down, but the perkins
was under water
. The alternator
, starter are hosed, and salt water
is in the engine
I don't have the cash for a replacement engine
, so a rebuild
is in the future.
I could try to just flush it out, after new starter and alternator
, but of course my local engine guy does not recommend that, and I would like the peace of mind that rebuild
would bring. Also it will allow me to spruce up the engine space, all new insulation
, replace the fuel tank
( that I just repaired but has water sitting in it for 3 months now.... why that long is a hard story... just know that marina's contractor yards only suck).
So I need a good place to send it to. My local wants to send it to Houston
, and that may be fine, but he won't give me a estimate and that just makes me not want to use him.
Anyone do a rebuild on the engine and if so where did you send it out to?
What in addition to the engine should I consider replacing?
I want to upgrade the alternator to a 150 amp balmar
so I would need a larger pulley. Which one? Serpentine or dual 3/8"? New panel? What about the heat exchanger
When the engine is rebuilt, what should I ask for or insist is done.
Lastly, how much should I expect to pay for this. I was told roughly 6K but that is a guestimate.