Has anyone had any experience with these? What about fresh water cooling systems in general?
Thanks. Do you know which is easier to maintain/prevent? I've only worked with outboards.scove:
I've worked on a Farymann diesel.. Hard to get parts for, but I was able to do so back in the pre-Internet days, and may be able to help you out.
Eventually, in salt water, a fresh-water cooled diesel will eat itself up. It's a decision as to whether it's best to replace the engine, or install a heat exchanger.
No problem. This engine isn't on my boat. I just have a basic 15hp 2 stroke ob.Not to be argumentative, but are you sure you're not referring to a Petter diesel, and not a Farymann on you Catalina 27? My similar vintage C27 had the Petter.
I had read on some other board that the Farymann pumps were not user serviceable. What was your experience.Well..
For sure, I'd rather work on a freshwater cooled diesel. Although they are more complicated, the parts that are exposed to saltwater (pump, heat exchanger) are much easier to remove/clean/replace.
Do you still have a Farymann? If not, what kind of engine do you have now?Personally, and this is just my personal opinion, If I was looking to buy, I wouldn't purchase a boat with a raw-water cooled engine if it had been stored in salt water. Just too much risk of major damage to the head due to corrosion.