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post #2 of Old 03-10-2016
killarney_sailor
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Re: Turbo diesels

I had an interesting experience with my son who is a BMW tech and who works with their very complex diesels. He looked at my old Westerbeke, which I can fix a lot of things and just laughed. He said that diesel turbo units are about the most complex items he encounters. You need a lot of training and access to special tools. I imagine a Yanmar one would be simpler, but still far from simple. Perhaps best to talk to Yanmar and see if they have a DIY manual for changing a turbo. If not, it would be a non-starter (if you pardon the pun).

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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