Oh yeah. I'm screwed. But hello!

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by probablyhopeless, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives

    My engine was raw water cooled and about 20 years old with roughly your hours on it when I scrapped it. The reasoning was that the salt water sitting/running through it all of those years made the block suspect for any further type of longevity. That fact combined with the compression leakage & cost to rehab the motor made a new one a no brainer. If your motor is fresh water cooled on the other hand, then rehabbing would be the same type of venture as if it was an automotive motor per se. I hope that makes sense. So the first thing I think we need to know is if the motor is raw water or fresh water cooled.

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  2. probablyhopeless

    probablyhopeless New Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Oceanside, CA
    1976 220 Weekender
    Embarassing, but I don't know.
    Raw. The water in the motor was slightly salty to the taste, and I imagine it would have been more so had it not been sitting for so long.

    Thanks for the input everybody. I'm gonna pull the engine out and put in something new. I'm gonna start a new thread for suggestions :)

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