Thank you, Sassafrass, I am in Belfast and subject to EU regs. but this is a replacement or rebuild so I don't expect any trouble.Where are you? Locally some of the engine places seem to always have something kicking around, repower purchase that fell through etc. When we repowered to a Beta I looked at several Yanmars that fit this bill, decided to go with the Beta as I liked the simple Kubota block and they seemed like they were in it for the long haul as far as parts etc.
Seem the market for small diesels is small and dominated by a few manufacturesThank you, Sassafrass, I am in Belfast and subject to EU regs. but this is a replacement or rebuild so I don't expect any trouble.
Because of EU regs there seems to be limited import of the direct injection engines even though they are good and are mechanical tech.
Cheers,Usually the bolt would slide thru all 4 holes and have a nut at the end. Maybe that bolt was broken off inside.
All those pieces are prone to snapping off so you are correct to be careful. If the alt is trash then an angle grinder on its tangs could be considered.
I like the MDI. It is only on engines about D rev or later. Mine was an A, all steam gages, and I removed all that stuff and converted it to D rev MDI. Sold the panel and wiring harness on eBay. It has worked perfectly for 14 years. The engine has a mechanical fuel pump and a separate mechanical stop lever so it wouldn't be that difficult to start or stop with no electronics at all.Although Volvo D1 and D2 engines are mechanicle, they have a MDI (mechanical to digital interface). This little black box not only translates engine data and alarms to Volvo's version of NMEA2000, it also handles the stop and start functions. When it fails (not if) you can not start the engine.
I did the conversion for that reason. I hid the MDI engine display in the cockpit locker.I also like the idea of the MDI. For very little money I was able to add a gateway and send all my engine data to my NMEA backbone. This allows me to access engine data on my sailing instruments and MFD, much handier than the dedicated engine display at foot level in the cockpit.