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10-28-2012 05:18 AM
Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30

Dont know exact size
10-28-2012 03:38 AM
Jgbrown Is it any bigger than the 2gm? If so might be quite tricky... 2gm is snug already

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10-27-2012 02:46 AM
Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30

Thanks smurphny
I'm still on the lookout for a low hour diesel.
Haven't give up hope yet.
10-26-2012 07:05 PM
Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30

If you can find a good used diesel to put in, go for it. Just getting gasoline off the boat is a big safety plus. The 3GM30 will require a complete engine bed remove and reconstruct. My A35 originally had an Atomic that the previous owners changed to the Yanmar. There was obviously a lot of surgery done to fit it in. It's certainly not a simple swap out job and will require getting a new bed exactly right in order for the engine to sit at the right angle and depth. Your engine box will also need extending about 2" aft.
10-15-2012 12:19 PM
Jgbrown yes, I'd prefer tanks in side lockers and forward for weight and better access, otherwise great

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10-15-2012 03:28 AM
Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30

does it push your boat good?
10-15-2012 01:09 AM
Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30

fwiw I have a yanmar 2gm20f in mine, seems to fit ok, though the dingus that put the diesel tank over the drive shaft making it impossible to get to shaft log at all should have though things through a bit better.
10-03-2012 07:10 AM
Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30

You can check in ebay.
09-18-2012 10:17 AM
Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30


As you can see, the overwhelming verdict is to either: a) Rebuild your current engine; b) Invest in a replacement A4 someone else has rebuilt; or c) Get a different boat.

The bottom line is that the only "drop in" replacement for an A4 is another A4.
09-18-2012 10:00 AM
Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30

Late to this party but I own a Universal M25 (21 hp 3 cyl diesel). This engine is based on a Kubota D850 tractor engine. The Universal M25-XP is based on the Kubota D950. The Beta Marine engines are also based on Kubota engines.

How is the transmission?

A new engine and transmission is going to cost $10K to start.

If you are really tired of working on your existing engine, I believe that you can buy a Moyer Marine rebuild of your same block at a nominal price.
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