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Expected life of Yanmar 3YM20

I know the life of motor depends on many little aspects, but assuming a good maintanance, how many hours this kind of motors can make before a full refurbish.

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Re: Expected life of Yanmar 3YM20

Hi,

IMHO, a properly maintained diesel should last well over 5000 hours. Again IMHO, I suspect that more marine diesels die because the block / case / heads rot from salt air / water environment than wear out from hours of operation.

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