SailNet Community - View Single Post - Which engines would you think twice about
View Single Post
post #72 of Old 10-30-2013
ericirvine's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 56
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

I have to put in a shout for the Universal diesels based on Kubota blocks. I have just completed a complete rebuild of a Universal 5416 (16hp 2-cyl) and was able to get 90% of my parts from Kubota tractor dealers for very reasonable prices. These Kubota-based engines have a good reputation for reliability, which I'm hoping is well-justified. My rebuild was a little over $2K including machining, which translates to 25% of the price of a new engine.

I also had an Atomic4 for 8 years. Sweet little engine. Replaced oil, plugs, points and checked timing every year. Never had any other issues.

Just My $0.02.

Eric Irvine
1980 Bristol 29.9
ericirvine is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome