Winter is generally a good time to re-power a marine application, if you may be thinking to do so. When giving it some thought, there are always advantages and disadvantages to installing similar or completely different engine types. If you happen to come across the same exact engine for little money, considering the cost, great! We won’t judge you for that.. Over all a new used engine can save you time and money when all said and done. The disadvantage to this is of course, the uncertainty of a solid confident purchase. When purchasing a used engine or piece of equipment, we would always advise an oil sample be taken and analyzed prior to the purchase of sale. Also, it may be a good idea to have all repairs needed to be done prior to installation. This will also cut down of cost.
When looking for a new engine and or dissimilar engine type, there can be several factors involved. This procedure has potential to head south quickly! First, we would strongly advise you create a budget. Look out for yourself and protect your wallet. Make sure the proper person has seen your equipment, knows what they are working with, is aware of your budget and has a competitive price on several different engine types.
This work can generally be linked to a quote. Don’t be afraid to ask.