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Old 07-10-2018, 08:40 PM
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My engine replacement was done with the boat in the water, mast in place. Used the main halyard to lift the engine, outhaul with a snatch block to keep the lift point where I wanted it. Dead engine came out one afternoon, replacement went back in the next morning. Done deal.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:23 AM
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Exactly what two studs are you talking about?
Pretty sure he means these two.
(Behind the Flywheel)
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:27 AM
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The unique engine placement does give me access to the aft end of the engine. It lies almost midship. I think I can slip an extension under the the pan going forward. Not sure how much of an indent the pan has at the two studs location? Whether a socket can find home there is another question.
I really don't see you reaching those bolt heads from the REAR of the engine.
That's a pretty long reach.
AND as you said, there is a pretty big indent there that would likely defeat you even if you could reach it.
(See the pic posted previous)
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:02 PM
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There is a cheap set at Princess Auto aka Harbour Freight for $23. Worth a shot.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:24 PM
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I am pretty sure that is not the source. Try putting the camera there and adding some oil.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:41 PM
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I thought we already established those bolts were not in the wet sump. They thread into the flywheel housing, a dry area. However, if you want to tighten them go right ahead.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:46 PM
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Shout out to North Channel Sailor

Update please.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:56 PM
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Hello again. Well the engine continued to leak the last little bit of oil left after she was splashed. Likely due to a different angle. I have been adverse to the thought of pouring more oil into the bilge so the engine remains unused so far this season.

I have resolved to the fact nothing can be done without pulling the engine. I am already up to my eyeballs and down the rabbit hole with other projects like sealing up decks and recoreing on the cabin top etc etc. I'm pushing her around with the dink for now.

Will definitely update further when the motor gets hoisted. I guess I should oil up the cylinders some more for the time being?
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the update. I agree with oiling the cylinders and keeping the machinery moving, the same as you would for a prolonged layoff.
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I wish I had seen your post earlier, I would love to have stopped by to see your project. I just got back from sailing in the North Channel! Been making the trip every year for 15 years. For our members who haven't been, easily one of the best cruising grounds in the world--but only for a few months a year

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Old 08-05-2018, 12:19 PM
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Northchannel, yesterday I read a forum post about a Universal M25 diesel with the same problem as yours. His oil drain plug vibrated (further comment withheld) loose and fell out. You have the same threaded plug immediately behind the flywheel on the starter side of the engine.
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Thanks. I'm sure I checked it but I will look at it again.

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The mystery is FINALLY solved. The oil pan is cracked??! Ice?? I do know the boat flooded one winter according to the PO.

Are all the oil pans the same each year?
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The lift
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The current status. The mounts look sketchy. I will post pictures.
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They look like rubber belting. Should I do something different? Any other advice for the pan swap?
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Here is one of the two forward mounts. They have two shims as well. Don’t think it cuts the mustard so badly compressed.
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Looks like a failed DIY attempt to make rubber mounts.
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Or old school?
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I hadn't seen any of this thread until now, but I give you an A+ for the courtesy of an update two years later! Thank you!
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Yes. I sailed around two seasons without an engine before I got to the job. I had made time this spring but Covid caused our club to lock the gate.

I just got a replacement pan today. Waiting for my gasket order from MM.
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It has occurred to me after looking at this kind of job, what likely was the cause of the cracked oil pan. I can imagine a pry bar being slipped under the engine in either the installation or in the shaft alignment. Looking closely at the pan I see a gouge where the crack is. FYI don’t pry your engine into place with metal bar!

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