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I have not heard of the MD7... is it an MD17 ?
I have got an MD17c. It's a good motor, but the cost of spare parts are savage, truly savage.
Rebuilding such a motor is likely to be very expensive indeed, even if you do it yourself.
I rebuilt the top end about a decade ago and it cost me about £1500, and we did it ourselves. It would have cost about another £600 if I had not been able to find Mahle oversizes.
Exhaust manifold was £1300, if you were mad enough to try to source a new one.
All prices were 1997.
The Beta Marine is a good motor.... Kubota based.
It will be my next motor. It turns the prop the other way from the Volvo though, and means a new prop.
Last edited by Rockter; 02-17-2009 at 08:52 PM.