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Old 09-03-2018, 07:36 PM   #21
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Just an FYI.........I just finished a rebuild on my port engine......Engine was running well when Bang! and the engine seized. The other poster is correct. If it's lower end, the engine will HAVE to be pulled! You can't even get the pan off any other way. Once we got the engine out, I sent it to a perkins rebuild place north of Houston. Getting the engine out and then reinstalling was actually more than the rebuild. Part of that was finding worn peripheral parts, IE: raw water pump, motor mounts, etc etc etc.......but believe me, on my Mainship, getting the engine up from the engine room then out the sliding door is NO EASY TASK. Most external parts had to be removed. The ultimate cause was the rod cap fell off and the rod went through the block. OUCH! Is yours seized?
I have posts here of the pics of removal and reinstall of the engine if you can find them.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:57 PM   #22
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:59 PM   #23
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Thank you for all of your wisdom. My husband helped a local watermen this past winter , he recommended an old salty mechanic. It was our starter! Praise God!
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Wow, great! Happy you found the starter issue, and not an engine issue
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:20 PM   #25
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Outstanding. Did you get a picture? I'm curious what exactly was making noise.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:10 PM   #26
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Outstanding. Did you get a picture? I'm curious what exactly was making noise.


I have a video, I canít seem to post a video here
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:11 PM   #27
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Outstanding. Did you get a picture? I'm curious what exactly was making noise.


The starter gear tooth that is attached to the drive shaft of the starter, became disengaged and was hung up in the engines starter flywheel .
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:09 PM   #28
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So bummed! Our worst fears may have just happened. There were metals detected in the fluid survey, we hoped for the best and have had one season of pure joy with her.
Today when we started the port engine a very loud banging, sounded like a metal fan hitting something over and over.
Looking at videos hoping we can fix her ourselves.
Sour puss. Darn it! Sad sad day
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Good ID on the very first post!

Any word on the metals in the oil? Was it engine or tranny? Sounds unrelated to a starter issue.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:18 PM   #29
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Congrats............That's Great that it was just the starter......I'm sure your heartbeat is close to back to a normal rate now?
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