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Is this Diesel Yamaha actually a Yanmar?

I am about to re-power my precious Cal 2-30 (1970), Picante.

She currently has in a Universal M4-30 (25 HP) diesel which previously replaced an Atomic 4.

I am being offered an unused Yamaha ME-125, 2 cylinder diesel, raw water cooled with hand and electric start, 23 HP.

I must say I have never heard of such a beast and can find no links on the net so I am concerned about parts should I need them replaced later on.

Someone said she looks like a Yanmar 2GM???

Is it a rebadged Yanmar and if so which one. Have you ever heard of this engine before?

I hear they may be in Cuba, New Zealand or Japan.

Finally what would be your recommedation for a bolt in Yanmar replacement for my M4-30. This Yamaha is massive and is going to require a lot of work to make it fit.

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Doesn't look like a Yanmar to me. I did find this link http://boatdiesel.com/Engines/Yamaha/Yamaha.cfm
with a listing of Yamaha diesels with similar model numbers though. There is a ME-130 that looks close and it is listed as an old model.
It does look big.
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Yep, you are on the right trail

I found that too.

No mitiempo, its not big its MASSIVE.

Everyone in my club sayys forget it but its brand new and I am getting it for 1000 and its never been used. I heare it came to Jamaica as an option for commercial fishermen but they just wanted thier 40hp outboard 2 stroke Yamaha's.

I belive if I can fit it, it will be ultra reliable. However if something breaks i am back to square one. I'm gonna keep on looking. Thanks
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Doesn't look like a Yanmar to me. I did find this link http://boatdiesel.com/Engines/Yamaha/Yamaha.cfm
with a listing of Yamaha diesels with similar model numbers though. There is a ME-130 that looks close and it is listed as an old model.
It does look big.
I haven't looked at the links, but I'd agree with Brian. I've never seen any Yanmar 2-cylinder engines in that HP range. Everything from about 20 hp up seems to be 3 cylinder with Yanmar.

Do you have any idea how much it weighs? A comparable Yanmar with tranny would be about 300 lbs, +/-.
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Call Yamaha and make sure you can get parts for it.

I'd want to hear it run, before I modified any beds to fit, or did any other prep work. Not that hard to do. Bolt it down to a good solid wood walkway or something, using lag bolts. Get a pale of water and hose to feed the water pump, and a psare battery and see if it runs! Put a soft length of exhaust hose on to keep the exhaust and water away from the engine.
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Correct. I've just tracked info down a dealer in the UK. They will be sending me some info soon.....I hope. She weights 310lbs.

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Started easy and ran well for 5 mins then I shut her down. Not going to try to install till next weekwhen I get some more support info. She should be an ultrareliable motor.
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go for it!

What's with the chain drive accessory drive- perhaps was designed to drive something like a fridge compressor, etc??? looks to be running off the cam shaft?? If not needed, and can be removed, it may fit into your engine compartment space better without it, and it's support brackets!
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I think the chain is for hand starting like on my Yanmar.
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I think the chain is for hand starting like on my Yanmar.
It is for starting her. Thats how I started her. With decompression on it was quite easy ! May take of handstart if space becomes even more of a problem than it currently is. Going to try to lower her off the deck to the engine compartment this weekend !!!
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