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Old 04-25-2022, 09:21 AM   #41
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Old 04-25-2022, 10:20 AM   #42
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What is your reason for rebuilding? The price today will not be the same 2 years from now.

Start by boiling out the engine and see if the temp is better
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Old 04-25-2022, 12:26 PM   #43
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I recently bought a President 37 with 2 Lehman 120s and a Westerbeke genny which currently sits on the hard in the Bahamas. I need to take tools and parts with me from Florida to prepare it for the trip to the states. I am purchasing a set of tools for the boat. Which size tools are required to work on these engines? SAE? Or metric?
SAE, but it depends upon how long the engines have been sitting. If the engines started during a pre-purchase survey you are in good shape. Change the fuel filters and go. Bring extra filters and extra impellers.

If the engines have not been run, then things become more complex. You have the engines, transmissions, and packing glands to check. Biggest issue is corrosion of oil coolers and heat exchanger and cracked hoses. Lehman's are simple and easy to work on. Change the filters, bleed lines, and they usually run. I would replace the impellers due to their critical function. Carry an extra fan belt. Download a repair manual just in case.

Transmissions should be OK. If oil is frothy and milky, then you have a bad cooler. Easy replacement, just need lots of fluid to clean out contaminated fluid.

Packing glands may be dried out. You will need 2 packing gland wrenches to replace or tighten.

You should be able to maintain engines with a set of wrenches, a set of screwdrivers, med pair of vice grips, med adjustable wrench, and an ohmmeter. An IR thermal gun is handy to check engine block temps.

Run the boat hard for a day before crossing and any problems will quickly become apparent.
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Old 04-25-2022, 12:38 PM   #45
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[QUOTE Carry an extra fan belt.][/QUOTE]

A note on changing the alternator belt (fan belt):
Unless it has been modified, you will have to remove a coolant hose to replace the belt. (yes, a crappy design). About 1/2 the coolant will spill out.
Sometimes a wily owner will "pre-assemble" a belt by putting a spare around the coolant hose and tie it out of the way with a zip tie (or equivalent). In that case you won't have to dump the coolant (but it might be an old belt that sat around for a few years).

You can replace the lost coolant with water to get back to the states if need be.

Just wanted to make you aware of one of the Lehman quirks.

Best of luck on your journey.
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Old 04-25-2022, 12:42 PM   #46
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[QUOTE Carry an extra fan belt.]
A note on changing the alternator belt (fan belt):
Unless it has been modified, you will have to remove a coolant hose to replace the belt. (yes, a crappy design). About 1/2 the coolant will spill out.
Sometimes a wily owner will "pre-assemble" a belt by putting a spare around the coolant hose and tie it out of the way with a zip tie (or equivalent). In that case you won't have to dump the coolant (but it might be an old belt that sat around for a few years).

You can replace the lost coolant with water to get back to the states if need be.

Just wanted to make you aware of one of the Lehman quirks.

Best of luck on your journey.[/QUOTE]

That is an excellent idea. I read an article about a guy that broke a belt on a Lehman and went to remove the hose I think and got scalded so badly they had to medivac him out. Having a replacement belt in place would have been invaluable.
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That is an excellent idea. I read an article about a guy that broke a belt on a Lehman and went to remove the hose I think and got scalded so badly they had to medivac him out. Having a replacement belt in place would have been invaluable.[/QUOTE]

I can't take credit for the idea (but I'll take credit for remembering it).
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Old 04-25-2022, 04:56 PM   #48
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That is an excellent idea. I read an article about a guy that broke a belt on a Lehman and went to remove the hose I think and got scalded so badly they had to medivac him out. Having a replacement belt in place would have been invaluable.
I can't take credit for the idea (but I'll take credit for remembering it). [/QUOTE]

That is how I get most of my ideasÖ
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[QUOTE Carry an extra fan belt.]


A note on changing the alternator belt (fan belt):

Unless it has been modified, you will have to remove a coolant hose to replace the belt. (yes, a crappy design). About 1/2 the coolant will spill out.

Sometimes a wily owner will "pre-assemble" a belt by putting a spare around the coolant hose and tie it out of the way with a zip tie (or equivalent). In that case you won't have to dump the coolant (but it might be an old belt that sat around for a few years).



You can replace the lost coolant with water to get back to the states if need be.



Just wanted to make you aware of one of the Lehman quirks.



Best of luck on your journey.[/QUOTE]With a 5-gallon bucket and a length of clear plastic tubing, the belt can be changed with virtually no loss of coolant assuming the engines have a drain petcock - mine do - with a smooth extension to accept the tubing. Run the tubing to the bucket and open the coolant tank cap. The block will drain by gravity such that the tank will empty quite quickly. When it is empty, close the petcock. You will be able to remove the hose with just few ounces, if any, of coolant lost.
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The nice thing about putting 2 on when one breaks is that you are able to get underway quickly if the belt on the engine breaks. It could be important or maybe not, depends.
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This post should be a sticky
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Just for your info.
The Ford engines are still being built in Turkey and you can import a brand new engine from there quite cheap and get it marinized.
There's company in England called Lancing Marine who specialize in all things Ford marine, from new engines, to mods for cutting down the smoke on start up and all marinizing parts.
BUT CAVEAT EMPTOR..... Check around for all the info and only buy off them if you can't get it elsewhere, their kit is excellent but the owners is greedy for money, just beware and DON'T GET RIPPED OFF.
I got stung very badly so please beware, only deal if it suits you.
A note on Ford engines, always keep anti freeze all year round, even in the Bahamas as the additives in the anti freeze keep the liner seals supple, the water pump lubricated and galleries clean.
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I am not sure if you can import a new engine that doesnít meet the EPA standards. Maybe but I would do a lot of research before I made any decision.
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I am not sure if you can import a new engine that doesnít meet the EPA standards. Maybe but I would do a lot of research before I made any decision.
You have EPA standards for marine use engines. Always learning something new.
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If you want cheap overhaul kits from the OE manufacturers go to www,parts4engines.com I use them all the time for Perkins OE parts.

As for importing engines I don't know of anyone here ever having their engine checked for EYA or any other tests.

2 friends of mine have both imported the Turkish built Ford engines and bought the marinizing parts and fitted them and they sing their praises.
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You have EPA standards for marine use engines. Always learning something new.
I am not sure how it works exactly but I would make sure before I bought a new engine that doesnít meet the requirements.
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I asked because if there is EPA involvement there would eventually be no rebuilding without bringing to EPA specs. It will start in California IMO
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I asked because if there is EPA involvement there would eventually be no rebuilding without bringing to EPA specs. It will start in California IMO
That is beyond my pay grade.
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If you want cheap overhaul kits from the OE manufacturers go to www,parts4engines.com I use them all the time for Perkins OE parts.

As for importing engines I don't know of anyone here ever having their engine checked for EYA or any other tests.

2 friends of mine have both imported the Turkish built Ford engines and bought the marinizing parts and fitted them and they sing their praises.
My recall of TF posts is that exhaust manifolds are not available, at least from ADC.
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