Call around to local machine shops and find one that rebuilds marine engines.That will cut down on some labor cost.Most marinas that rebuild engines charge for the tear down and rebuild,plus they still send the engine parts out to a machine shop for cleaning,machining,and rebuilding of certain assembles,like the cylinder head.If it's an industrial based engine,parts should be cheaper and easier to come by.1998 Catalina MKII - needs new engine. Seeking rebuilt Universal M25X - 3 cyl. Appreciate any tips on where to find/buy a rebuilt engine or have ours rebuilt if that makes more sense. East coast preferred. MD/DC/VA if possible.
The oil dip stick IS on the port side on Kubota engines. That hole was simply plugged and the port side standard dipstick installed on the boat engines. A friend of mine bought a used M25 (same as the XP except for a few details and a D850 block) and considered using the port side for his Pearson 30-something.hey, Jim. My Newport had the same model. The post from gmackey is what I did. The only thing is the oil dip stick is on the left. The D950 model is correct if you want to change it out. Same engine all the way around. Bolts right in. cheaper than the marinized version.
Did you read my first reply? M25XPB, B means don't bother. Folks with C36s who have them report they rattle like crazy and can't find an idle speed less than 1400 rpm. Don't go there. Please.If the new one is M25-XPB is that a good choice?