Dad Got Burnt AGAIN

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Dad went and bought another Boat a couple weeks ago. The problem with dad is he is a Minister and he trust ppl to much.I told him just like the last one he got burnt on to take to the lake make sure everything runs right, run by out boat mechanic and check the cylinders before you buy he said no this is a good ol boy he wouldnt do nothing like that. Sure enough he took it after he bought it to have a tune up on it to the Mechanic first thing found out had a blew power pack 130 bucks, needed some other stuff done then the mechanic called (one of dads best friends) and said I hate to tell you this but you been burnt bad has a cylinder down on it. Now he is 3,000 down on a boat that needs new rings if not a new piston in it mechanic said sell it. So now he's gonna loose his butt. He wont call the guy and tell him a POS he is for doing that I tried to make him give me his number told him I would do it my self. Man I like to tell that sorry sack of crap what I though of him. The boat it self is a pretty nice boat with 2 nice depth finders on it and trolling motor. He says he couldnt be like him and pawn it off on some one so now its going on craigslist and being told it has a low cylinder truthful. I hope he has learned his lesson this time. but this is the second time he done it and got burnt so I dont know. I'm so dang mad I could strangle that low life SOB that burnt a 70 year old man on a boat though if it was left up to me I would be setting at his front door this morning. I know its buyer beware and partly his fault for not having it checked out but how do some ppl do things like this and live with it. HE never took it to the lake never used it.

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The guy probably thought dressing up that old motor with some new style stickers would make it run better. I do like the boat though.
 

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I would think it would be cheaper to either fix the engine or buy another engine(I just can't call an engine a "motor" :) )

He's going to take a real loss trying to sell a boat that needs such a major repair, so why not keep it and fix it?
 

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Hunter 257W said:
I would think it would be cheaper to either fix the engine or buy another engine(I just can't call an engine a "motor" :) )

He's going to take a real loss trying to sell a boat that needs such a major repair, so why not keep it and fix it?


dont have the money to do either he bought the boat on a loan cant get any more money to fix it, it would cost a pretty good penny to fix it or get another one
 

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That has happened to my parents also when they bought my little brothers first car. Cracked block and the guy JB welded it enough so they wouldn't know. My parents mistake... they didn't call me to come look at it.


I would probably look at a used motor for it? Beats selling it and loosing on it and beats putting money back into a motor that looks in bad shape from the sound of it.
 

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I don't know whats going on now I just went and tested the cylinders my self and they all read with in 10 of 110 on each cylinder, was told one of them was bad now I just don't understand.
 

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jos3ywales said:
I don't know whats going on now I just went and tested the cylinders my self and they all read with in 10 of 110 on each cylinder, was told one of them was bad now I just don't understand.

I had one test out like that too. Put a set of rabbit ears on it and the garden hose and run her for awhile, then take her to the lake!! My motor ran great for almost three years and still ran perfect when I sold it to get my bass boat.
 

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jos3ywales said:
I don't know whats going on now I just went and tested the cylinders my self and they all read with in 10 of 110 on each cylinder, was told one of them was bad now I just don't understand.

Yeah, if the compression of all the cylinders is about the same then I don't trust what the mechanic is saying that it needs a piston and rings in one cylinder. Sounds like he may be the one to get mad at rather than the previous owner.
 

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Hunter 257W said:
jos3ywales said:
I don't know whats going on now I just went and tested the cylinders my self and they all read with in 10 of 110 on each cylinder, was told one of them was bad now I just don't understand.

Yeah, if the compression of all the cylinders is about the same then I don't trust what the mechanic is saying that it needs a piston and rings in one cylinder. Sounds like he may be the one to get mad at rather than the previous owner.

well the previous owner even if the piston is good sold it knowing the power pack was out.....
 

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I know nothing about outboard engine's specifically but is there any way something could have been causing one of the valves to stick open when the mechanic had it? IF that was the case he could have gotten zero pressure on one cylinder and assumed it had a broken ring or hole in a piston, etc.

That's reaching but you said the mechanic is a friend who is trusted.
 

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jos3ywales said:
Hunter 257W said:
jos3ywales said:
I don't know whats going on now I just went and tested the cylinders my self and they all read with in 10 of 110 on each cylinder, was told one of them was bad now I just don't understand.

Yeah, if the compression of all the cylinders is about the same then I don't trust what the mechanic is saying that it needs a piston and rings in one cylinder. Sounds like he may be the one to get mad at rather than the previous owner.

well the previous owner even if the piston is good sold it knowing the power pack was out.....

Oh yeah, forgot about the powerpack. It is sorry to sell known junk to somebody.
 

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I am gonna put a water pump in it my self I worked on outboards for TVA 20 years ago been a while but I am sure I can still do it, Shoot I used to build my race motors for my race car so I think I can handle a waterpump. O I also noticed it has the wrong plugs in it. It has car engine plugs in it grrrrrrrr that bugs the crap out of me when ppl dont put what is recommended by the dealer in them.
 
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