I have been told that the Perkins engine 6.354 has something called the manicooler which is some kind of unified device that is involved in fresh water cooling of the engine. I have been told that due to the age of the these engines one will be looking at replacing this device sooner rather than later. I have been told that these are either not available or cost in excess of $10,000 to replace. So most folks end up re-powering.
Does anyone here have any experience with these engines and can either confirm or refute?
I just was working on one of those motors and the oil cooler let go due to corrosion aluminum housing stainless bolts and a copper core w no zincs. To replace was over $10,000 before they stopped making them several years ago. The heat exchanger also has corrosin issues and that was $11,000 to replace if you could get one....luckily I found a junker engine and got the part otherwise would have been out of luck Transatlantic diesel is good for parts but plan on repowering the boat sooner than later
Actually a smooth running motor and that boat does
Look nice the problem is once the coolers start corroding off you are s o l unless you own stock in jb weld the good news if you repower that motor is worth a few bucks for parts
Looks like a nice boat for the price and the Perkins are good motors just when you need parts you are in trouble. Could run fine for years I wouldn't take a diesel out to put a gas motor in. A 220 six cyl yanmar would probably be a good fit for that