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runs ok but should I keep it?
I would use the space for added water tank, and use a small oudbord.

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is this engin worth keeping??
if so I wont trash it, righ now its out ready to rebuilt.

iv cleaned the space and will paint tomorow.

anyone with experience volvo penta diesel 10hp on cylinder, your opinion swap for modern outboard or keep?
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Rebuild it and put it back. It is more reliable than a petrol (gas) outboard, and the diesel fuel is safer than having cans of petrol on-board.

I have recently had our VP2003 completely rebuilt , and consider it well worth while - especially financially!
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I have this engine in my 27' boat and I like it very much. It uses virtually no fuel, vibrates a lot (single cylinder), starts instantly with out exception, and gets me out of and back into the marina with no problems. '

I would keep it. If you decide not to I want to buy yours.

Let me know.
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don't rebuild

For the cost of rebuilding or less you can repower with a brand new engine that will be cheaper to operate and maintain overall. Check into the new Beta engines. They are based on kubota diesels and mine has given me great service. Volvo's are EXPENSIVE!!!!!

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I would recommend pricing a re-build and a new engine. A new engine will also require new engine mounts, new prop shaft, etc., which you will need to add to the price of the engine.
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For the cost of rebuilding or less you can repower with a brand new engine that will be cheaper to operate and maintain overall.
With all due respect, garbage.
The parts to COMPLETELY rebuild a single cylinder diesel engine, with the exception of the block and head, even a Volvo, won't run more than $1500. Provided the block is decent, the head can be decked, cylinders honed, bearings replaced,... in fact if you can fix a lawnmower engine, and you're not afraid to get greasy, you can rebuild a single cylinder diesel engine in a weekend, if you have the parts on hand. It ain't rocket surgery. And, of course, this is assuming that the engine NEEDS to be rebuilt. Jones's Diesel rule of thumb #32(a) if it starts and runs, it usually only needs maintenance, not a complete rebuild.

Oh wait, you must have meant "the cost of HAVING SOMEBODY ELSE rebuilding".... and even then, I call bullschlitz. take the engine to the local tractor-and-forklift shop, not a "marine mechanic" and come back a week later. A shop would be hard pressed to invest more than 20 hours of labour into a full rebuild of a one lung diesel. even at $75/hr, plus $1500 in parts, it is still less than the cost of a Beta.

And let's not forget the hidden savings- the old engine goes right back in, whereas a new engine requires new mounts, new fabrication, headscratching, maybe a new shaft, etc., etc.,

I like the new Beta engines, and if i was commissioning a new boat, building a new boat, had a $8k-$10k budget for a repower, or had no mechanical skills, no tools and no desire to learn, i'd consider it.

But there is no way it is cheaper than rebuilding what is already there.
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runs ok but should I keep it?
I think this pretty much says it all.

i am a big fan of "if it's not broke don't fix it."
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it runs well has no leaks easy to start, will buff it and repaint this weekend.

being a mecanic rebuilding this engin would coast me next to nothing, but it dont need anything but servicing.

will put it back in the freshly painted boat interior monday
yes you got this right, I started painting my interior sins I have no foolish dummie tests to perform.
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