Originally Posted by TSU ME
Just out of curiosity, how did the motor fail and how many hours were on it?
The motor is a 2008 that was installed in 2010. The boat is used for a very short 1 month guide season in Alaska, less than 100 hrs on the main motor annually.
Unfortunately in 2013, I was the victim of a large regional problem in which the local fuel supplier was selling unleaded fuel that was contaminated with a diesel/oil type product. I was one of the first to purchase/use from the source (50,000 gal tank) and ended up having 2 motors "blow up" and major issues with injectors, then cylinder & ring damage in 2 additional motors. The 2 motors that were not completely destroyed ended up burning a lot of oil (1/2 qt per 5 hrs run time). I limped them along for a few seasons, replaced one in 2018 (sold "as is" and took a big $$ loss) and this motor finally gave out in 2019 and was replaced this year. Total hours is less than 1000 and motors have been well maintained.
Mechanics in my rural area of AK are not the most experienced (speaking from prior problems/delays) so I decided to ship this motor to Seattle (by barge) to be rebuilt in the PNW and either sold or send back to AK as a spare.