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Re: Westerbeke 4-107 repair or replace?
Thanks for the prompt response! I think the yard quoted $400-$600 to pull the engine. I'm guessing getting it back in would be about the same. (Of course, you're right: getting a different engine back in would undoubtedly cost more). He's getting antsy to move forward so he doesn't miss the entire sailing season, which is why I thought maybe he could get in there himself and get enough pulled off the engine to figure out if it's a rebuild candidate. He's very methodical and, while he doesn't have diesel experience, I think he could follow the manual and label and organize everything clearly enough that a pro could take over for him if he decided to go the rebuild route.
PS I visited your blog and looked at some of the exploding neighbor pics. Lordy!
Last edited by bugbitten; 03-25-2012 at 02:04 AM.