So we pulled out the old volvo penta 2003 and are biting the bullet for a new engine. the old one worked okay but was showing its age and beginning to smoke a little (not bad for 20 years of abuse and neglect by PO). I have a large engine compartment with a very large hatch opening on top so I dont think I am obligated to replace the 2003 with the newer D1-30 as I am also considering a new prop as well. I looked at Kubota, Westerbeke and Yanmar and for the similar engines they have similar prices. Does anyone have any firm reasons for one over another? I mean I know I like Coke and not Pepsi, but I am hoping to have a stronger reason for just going ahead and getting another Volvo.
Thanks in advance...and please let me know if anyone is interested in a used 3 cyl diesel...lol.