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post #15 of Old 12-08-2009
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My tartan 30 had an A4 for years. It finally died when the cooling circiut rusted up and it would overheat (it did not have a heat exchanger). I now have a 3 cyl universal diesel which has proven to be very reliable. I think your plan to live with the A4 for now is a good one as long as you understand the safety measures involved and keep it well maintained. I hope you get the boat, we love ours.
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