Break Out Another Thousand!
Has anybody had dealings with Noah's marine off the end of Dimond? I took the boat in with a banging sound when starting. I had just replaced a cracked coil, which took some figuring. It was during the trying to figure out the hard start that the engine starting making a hell of a clunk while turning over. I assumed there was a connection to the cracked coil, but apparently not.
It is getting pretty expensive.
1) Cracked sea water riser. Replace both.
2) Water in the oil. Multiple oil changes...
3) Starter bolts bent from hydro locking. Starter needs replaced.
4) Raw water pump under-performing, and needs replaced.
He (Andy) seems to know his stuff. I know a bit about engines, but am still learning some of the marine applications. I ran all this by a buddy that was born on a boat and he agrees the symptoms match the damage. Andy thinks this has been an ongoing problem that finally came to a head. Seems that I am lucky not to have damaged the engine. Connecting rods and pistons can be broken when water gets in a cylinder.
He is either a good salesman or he knows his boats. He does call every time he makes a move and explains the latest disaster to me.
Any of you guys know this shop? We are getting into the thousands, but better here than on the water I guess.