I have a 1982 Westerbeake 50 with just over 3500 hours. For the most part it runs pretty good. It hates to start when its below 50 degrees and has a fuel leak which I keep chasing (fix one, another starts
). I have done some basic maintenance such as belts, hoses, etc. but am unsure if pulling the engine for a minor overhaul and bringing it back to the house over the winter is a bigger project than I am capable of, both mechanically, the time investment, and financially? BTW, the marina quoted $85 to pull it provided I disconnect everything, seemed reasonable?
I am a fairly skilled and mechanical guy but have no professional training in diesel engines, do you think with the assistance of a book (and of course you all
), I could perform the following tasks fairly easily? A hard question to answer I know, so maybe if any of you have done something similar, you could share your comments...thanks
- remove/clean heat exchanger (which would involve removing the exhaust manifold)
- repair/replace water pump, fresh & raw
- remove and clean oil pan/inspect oil pump
- replace fuel pump with an electric
- replace fuel lines
- replace/repair injectors/glow plugs
- replace/rebuild starter
- replace all hoses not already replaced
- replace temp gage sender
- replace tachometer sender?
- replace engine mounts
Any other thoughts on what I should do while the engine is out, sound proofing, painting, etc.? Any special tools I should plan on spending big bucks on?
Thanks in advance to all!