I have this engine on Bristol (it is a bit small for 36k displacement) and it has worked very well. Some parts are ridiculously expensive - I had to replace the double pulley for the freshwater pump and it was more than $500.
The block is a Mazda tractor engine that is widely used in Asia and Europe but I could not find a dealer in North America for these tractors.
I know a really good mechanic in Noank who could survey your engine. His name is John (forget his last name and it is not the John who runs the yard) and he works at Spicer's marina. Knows his stuff and very friendly - tell him Bruce from Ainia says hello.
08-27-2010 11:37 PM
Originally Posted by patjj
I'm in the process of buying a Pearson 424 with a W58 Westerbeke engine that is original to the boat.
Is there a place to download a manual for this engine on the internet? The Westerbeke site has old sales literature but doesn't seem to have a manual?
Is there a Sailnet list for the Westerbeke like there is for the Atomic 4?
Does anyone have suggestions for a good marine diesel surveyor close to Noank/Mystic Connecticut?