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Old 02-14-2014
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Re: To Rebuild or not to Rebuild that is the question

At least change all the fluids before going any farther. Overheating cooks engine oil and coolant.

A compression test would be the next step.

Then read Porfin's as yet unfinished thread about re-building his 4108.

If a fresh engine is needed, definitely rebuild it - a swap is a huge job and will cost WAY more than the already shocking cost of a new crate engine - 30%-50% more if you do everything yourself, probably double if you just write cheques. Either way a new crate engine, installed, will cost as much or more than your boat is worth.
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