Tearing Into My 14L Diesel Boat Engine To Find The Damage

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In today's episode we're tearing into my Cummins VT903M 14L diesel boat engine to see how bad the damage is and if we can fix it.
Huge thanks to Texas Speed for partnering with us on this one, check them out at www.texas-speed.com/
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  • I curious what your final total costs will be when you are done, and, if you think it was all worth it. Would another used/newer boat have been a better idea? Good luck guys. I hope it all works out. And, I hope you do give an honest final cost when you're done.

    Mark HancockMark Hancock2 päivää sitten
  • Buy a good 903 and put back in there. Huge very expensive mistake going to gas. No torque, horrible economy and performance. You'll be fighting the throttles constantly in any kind a sea.

    Thomas JohnsonThomas Johnson3 päivää sitten
  • Just bolt some outboards on the back of your yacht

    j johnsonj johnson4 päivää sitten
  • Ahh the reason for the smoke when started see video #1

    j johnsonj johnson4 päivää sitten
  • If you replace those marine diesels with petrol you are completely insane and putting the safety of yourself and passengers at risk. Stop thinking you know better then the people who designed the boat and just be humble for once.

    C LC L5 päivää sitten
  • B is for Bottomless Money Pit ...

    Kevin OlesikKevin Olesik9 päivää sitten
  • You can get VT903M for cheaper than you think. Look into Government Auctions. The Coast Guard used these for years with great reliability.

    ern dinern din10 päivää sitten
  • B is for Train Wreck

    Crittenden BlissCrittenden Bliss12 päivää sitten
  • a head gasket leak can be as small as a pin hole putting anti freez in the oil

    The Dog TutorThe Dog Tutor13 päivää sitten
  • I found a brand new 903 with all the hardware 0 hours for $15000. You didn’t do your homework

    Tshasta4449Tshasta444915 päivää sitten
  • You didn’t do very good research, those Cummins VTA 903 marine engines are available on eBay 500hp and with warranty for $4995. Each. Problem with putting gas in your boat will automatically loose half it’s value when you decide to dump it.

    Tshasta4449Tshasta444915 päivää sitten
  • Those pieces of rubber are the water pump, you should have replaced both impellers when you bought the boat, there is certain things that don’t last forever on a old boat,

    Tshasta4449Tshasta444915 päivää sitten
  • I’m guessing that the turbo blew an oil seal. If it was a crank seal I don’t see you dumping 11 gallons of oil in the bilge in a short time without evidence on the outside of the block. If the turbo seal went you could pump it out the exhaust

    Tshasta4449Tshasta444915 päivää sitten
  • If you can't fix you CV JOINT On your truck WTF makes you think you can fix that🤔

    Roy MoralesRoy Morales16 päivää sitten
  • I just saw a post on reddit and immediately recognized the water pump from the one that was destroyed on your engine. www.reddit.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/kr1x9f/this_is_why_we_do_routine_inspections_kids/?

    developermmdevelopermm16 päivää sitten
  • You really did not say steam line did you? A STEAM LINE? You are in WAY over you heads.

    2Redoctober2Redoctober18 päivää sitten
  • The fact it was re-propped for higher revs says the original diesel engines might not be the ideal engines for the boat. So why not try the LS option. Economy is irrelevant when talking fast cruiser boats that are just going to be used for fun. If you don't know the question. LS is the answer.

    Graeme GlenGraeme Glen18 päivää sitten
  • Well I was subbed, but after seeing this, I see nothing more of value. Just dumb

    jdj offgridhomesteadersjdj offgridhomesteaders18 päivää sitten
  • i would love to buy them engines

    Enoch MunroeEnoch Munroe20 päivää sitten
  • I think the rod bearing is bad on at least 1 cylinder

    Tommy TireyTommy Tirey20 päivää sitten
  • that is the impeller blades of the water pump that cools the exhaust

    Tommy TireyTommy Tirey20 päivää sitten
  • The telltale was the low knock.

    ZOANOMZOANOM21 päivä sitten
  • Good videos. Knock it out. It’s your boat and your adventure. Be safe

    Todd FrischTodd Frisch22 päivää sitten
  • Bro, here’s how you double your $ on boats. Fold your money in half and stick it back in your pocket! Welcome to the brotherhood of boat owners. Pretty boat!

    JohnJohn23 päivää sitten
  • Maybe you didn't check the oil before starting and the engine was running dry surprise it didn't blow earlier tough engine those cummings.Rubber impeller.Gass is safer and less expensive really in one month you will spend all your savings this is madness .

    Michael E Jean- louisMichael E Jean- louis24 päivää sitten
  • B is for Build: Merry Christmas Kiss my Ass Kiss his Ass Kiss Your Ass Happy Hanukkah

    Michael MillsMichael Mills24 päivää sitten
  • What muppets. Looking for oil leaks 🤣🤣 if you checked the oil level before you started it that day you would have known your engine was using oil. I served my time on them V8 cummins and Perkins. They take 38 liters of engine oil. A little oil stain on the bottom of the raw water pump really is not what your problem is. I dont feel sorry for you . How u have 1.45 milion subs is worrying. Learn to check your oil its a 30 year old engine 🤣🤣

    DieselProductions95DieselProductions9524 päivää sitten
  • nobody ever goes from turbo diesel to gas. gas never lasts as long with 1000 hours being max time. gas will be 4 to 5 times the fuel costs over turbo diesel. a good change out would be turbo 6bt or turbo 3208. also the resale value of the boat will take a big hit with gas. gas is also very dangerous on a boat.

    gregory perkinsgregory perkins24 päivää sitten
  • If they didn't know what a raw water pump impeller. They wouldn't know to change it

    James HildebrandJames Hildebrand29 päivää sitten
  • Put a om606 or om603 turbo in the boat

  • I'd put those 7 thousand pound diesel engs. on a tug and haul them out past the bar and drop them to make a artificial reef. Then I'd build a outboard bracket and bolt on 3 450 h.p. outboards and be done with it. You're putting way too much work into the boat. Easy outboards! Easy maintenance! Easy replacement! And...1/4 of the weight, and better performance.

    Cory LundgrenCory LundgrenUukausi sitten
  • You also would to put in at least 1200 HP LS motors to even close of producing the amount of torque those diesels put out

    Curt HookCurt HookUukausi sitten
  • I can’t believe you have taken on a project so large and you don’t even know that chunks of rubber are from your raw water pump. I’ve lost all faith

    Curt HookCurt HookUukausi sitten
  • Did anyone ever check the oil level or better yet change it? Oil and filter would be minimum engine maintenance, possibly a compression test prior to purchase would have been a good idea as well. If the toasted water pump cooked the sleeve seals it was over before you turned the motor over. 5 gallons is a monster amount of oil. If it went into the hull it would look like a tanker oil spill, where did it all go?

    Field of DreamsField of DreamsUukausi sitten
    • That's a great question. Do we even know for a fact that there WAS oil in this engine before the trip started? (They have these things called dip-sticks, that, while admittedly not as high tech as remote reading oil pressure gauges, are exceedingly reliable - and, if you're a hopelessly behind the times old geezer, should be checked before every trip.) If it went into the drip pan or bilge, that would be obvious. If it got burned, that should have left massive exhaust smoke. If it went overboard un-burned, that should have left an obvious slick. Something doesn't smell right about this.

      Phil MannPhil Mann6 päivää sitten
  • Ha, Ha! He implied he thinks he might get a return on investment from the boat. He really is a newbie to Marine World! Well... He learned that that "rubber thing" was an impeller. That's progress!

    Carl WilliamsCarl WilliamsUukausi sitten
  • ow my god i dont know were to start, hope you know the valve timing before you put one though a piston, hope you understand injector pump timing, pulling out the sleeve lick that !!! OWCH.

    Peter HowardPeter HowardUukausi sitten
  • Putting a fluorescent additive in the oil would have helped find the leak - too late now. Interesting channel!

    Charlie PrewettCharlie PrewettUukausi sitten
  • If I had to guess... impeller chunks in the cooling system caused overheating which damaged the internals of the engine, causing oil issues and finally critical failure. Guess this is why all the marine engine video channels have impellers as one of the first maintenance items they display.

    Simon BakerSimon BakerUukausi sitten
  • I remember you saying it was a V6, sure looks like it has 8 cylinders to my untrained eye.

    TurboDieselDanTurboDieselDanUukausi sitten
  • Damn good decision. I know first hand about that engine.

    Rodney RossRodney RossUukausi sitten
  • Owning a marine repair shop I am curious of how long the "performance" engines will last. Unlike cars where racing and such is a very brief load on the engine, pushing a big boat through water may be using the engine at peak hp/tq output for literally hours on end, WOT with enough drag to keep it off the limiter 24/7 for the rest of its life. I'm not saying it won't work, I'm just curious how well it will work for an extended period. Also, yes the previous owner either swapped the impeller himself and didn't clean the shredded chunks out or has a fully incompetent mechanic. From there, reduced water flow overheated the engine, something gets hot and let water through, I see it all the time, any time we find a damaged impeller we pull the entire cooling system apart until we find all the remnants, and flush all the lines of the powderized stuff.

    trythistvtrythistvUukausi sitten
  • PPE? Lol

    David BurnsDavid BurnsUukausi sitten
  • Shards of rubber, the water pump !

    GromGromUukausi sitten
  • Dam if ya weren't so far away I'd be interested in the 903s for a semi

    Seth HiltSeth HiltUukausi sitten
  • It need a New oil pan

    Ih GuysIh GuysUukausi sitten
  • Each cylinder has a liner which can be bought as a complete set...

    Joey JaquezJoey JaquezUukausi sitten
  • Need a new in-frame rebuild and redo the heads, wp, oil cooler, etc... will be cheaper than LS swap... but, that’s just me saying...

    Joey JaquezJoey JaquezUukausi sitten
  • Is still oil left inside the engine??

    s1000ps1000pUukausi sitten
  • Are you living beside a Highway??

    s1000ps1000pUukausi sitten
  • you may know engines but you don't know marine engines yet, hard way to learn that marine engines need regular impala changes, at least you found where the bits go.

    Nickolas DaviesNickolas DaviesUukausi sitten
  • Opposite of what you want... short term savings for long term pain, sad to see.

    Damian BrightDamian BrightUukausi sitten
  • Who’s gives a crap what negative people say, I’m happy to follow the journey with you. Funny how all the fastest power boats still run gasoline cause they rev so much better. Thanks for keeping it interesting 👍

    nitrosavynitrosavyUukausi sitten
  • I would love to get the those , the 903 would go in my Dodge 350 , Thank You !

    Donald EmeryDonald EmeryUukausi sitten
  • Rings?

    Bill BirdBill BirdUukausi sitten
  • Bye Bye

    Ronald WalkerRonald WalkerUukausi sitten
  • metalboatkits.com/ is a great place to get everything you would need to build a boat. They offer the plans, the metal, the cnc cut metal, a full or partial kit and they can even build the hull for you. They are located in BC, Canada right off of the I-5 and south of Vancouver, BC.

    Robert LairdRobert LairdUukausi sitten
  • That plastic stuff looks like an impeller which should be changed out every season with a new one.

    Robert LairdRobert LairdUukausi sitten
  • Torque moves Mass not HP. You'll replace 3 Big block chevys (x2) in the next 30 yrs when your Cummins needs another rebuild. I'll stay tuned to watch though. I have over 3 million miles on a 3406a Cat, but what do I know.

    Minnesota QMinnesota QUukausi sitten
  • LS engines! Bahahahhahahha... Uhmmm nope! It'll probably still float but you better add ballast. Don't count on cruising around in it. It won't happen. It's clear that you know zero about boats

    Golfnut BruceGolfnut BruceUukausi sitten
  • If he’s going to ruin it with gas why doesn’t he modify a used Mercruiser 496 HO or the new 8.2 MAG HO? Their Chevy, fuel injected, and already marinized. In fact why isn’t he using any of Mercury Racing engine for consumers?

    John KrystowskiJohn KrystowskiUukausi sitten
  • Turbo

    Robert SandersRobert Sanders2 kuukautta sitten
  • are you crazy! taking potentially 4 tons of ballast from low down in your boat is not going to do a lot for comfy cruising . just see how quick it flips when hit by a nasty wave .

    Richard WallingerRichard Wallinger2 kuukautta sitten
  • Your videos are so good!! Regards from Macao

    GusCRGGusCRG2 kuukautta sitten
  • Get a whaley boat

    Sterling SlaydenSterling Slayden2 kuukautta sitten
    • Or make one way bigger.

      Sterling SlaydenSterling Slayden2 kuukautta sitten
  • Oh dear no

    scott doleacscott doleac2 kuukautta sitten
  • You are so clueless.

    mark mesicmark mesic2 kuukautta sitten
  • Really should talk to Gale Banks about Duramax L5P, stock engines with cam swap, injector swap, and bigger turbo will do more than 800-900 HP and tons of torque.

    TaluvianTaluvian2 kuukautta sitten
  • Oh Man this all sounds so Exciting I cant wait and yes i know im way behind your Vlogs but since the first one I don't want to miss any i love how you explain it all for us awesome Vlogs love them

    Anthoney KingAnthoney King2 kuukautta sitten
  • Long story short, if you plan on keeping that yacht, I would take the time and rebuild those Cummins. Once you swamp them out and go alternate you'll lose in the long run, the resell value will plummet, the market for a alternately powered yacht will be almost non-existent. Unlike cars, yachts/boats in general are waiting games, basically money pits. When you jump into the class you're in, they're mostly maid for people who have a lot of money and like to throw it at stuff to fix it. In fact that's in general almost all boats/yachts. Once you rebuild those Cummins, with proper preventative maintenance they'll last for quiet some time especially if you're proactive. Either way good luck i do like watching this.

    David BarDavid Bar2 kuukautta sitten
  • My friend, I just restored a 1992 Riva 50 Superamerica HP. These boats are top of the line in every way, superior quality. No way would I put gas engines in a Riva 43 Tropicana unless I was willing to give it away for a fraction of the value. My Riva 50 has twin MAN 510's, and they are also 30 years old, but they run like new because they were maintained properly and only have 500 hours on them. They are expensive engines to maintain, but they make the boat. Riva uses diesels for a reason. Why not just rebuild your Cummins engines? My good friend, Riva Guru, is a Riva dealer/restorer in Ft. Lauderdale: rivaguru.com/contact/ I am sure he will tell you that what you are planning to do is a really bad idea. I believe top speed on the Tropicana is 35 knots.

    rabukan 58rabukan 582 kuukautta sitten
  • "Kathunk It" , love it

    Tony FoxTony Fox2 kuukautta sitten
  • Do the old Riva the justice she deserves. Get the other engine out, make the bilge mint. And do the rebuild with help from knowledgeable folks on here. If they wernt good and bulletproof the parts would be discontinued. I mean 3 weeksfor parts against bespoke untested parts??? Mint engine bay with 2 rebuilt originals is the only way to retain any value. Sorry mate your taking the wrong path.

    James DobsonJames Dobson2 kuukautta sitten
  • Boats don't need Horsepower. They need Torque. That is why the original spec for the boat was diesel. Boats need longevity. That's why the original spec was for diesel. Efficiency matters in a boat. That's why the original spec was for diesel. You are making a HUGE mistake! You are putting serious time and money into this boat, and that's commendable. But, you are doing WAY too much GUESSING on what to do! Get some knowledge before you make these decisions, and you'll be happier in the long run. You say one reason to replace those big engines is because they are too big. Too big. Oh, poor me... my engines are too big in my 20k pound yacht. Does this make sense to anyone? Talking about fire hazard... another major reason you use diesel in a large boat is explosion. Gasoline explodes, diesel does not, and you are going to carry hundreds of gallons of gasoline. Besides, don't you have a diesel generator? Now you have to add another fuel tank. You could rebuild those diesels for far less than replacing them. And, what you save in fuel cost with diesels in the first year over the gassers would cover the rebuild cost. I'm sorry, man... but you are doing all this work to "restore" the boat, but the engine decision is ruining this boat.

    Steve CSteve C2 kuukautta sitten
  • I never heard of these guys before today but.....they need to stay away from boats! especially diesels! So sad to see someone trash those big cummins engine from pure ignorance. they are going to need at least four of those 454's to push that boat anywhere near what the cummins did.

    tom schauertom schauer2 kuukautta sitten
  • SBC 350........that is all

    tyler stormtyler storm2 kuukautta sitten
  • I can't say I agree with LS here.... The best thing about LS engines is they're cheap, everything else you get what you pay for, I don't think he's going to want to have to do all the continuous maintenance LS engines require on a boat that takes so much time and expense to pull engines out of. But hey, at least he's having them built aftermarket, that should help him a lot.

    Mage EtheriosMage Etherios2 kuukautta sitten
  • And that, my friends, is why you condition the coolant in a wet sleeve engine

    Samuel SykesSamuel Sykes2 kuukautta sitten
  • Have you considered diesel-electric? ...a pair of Tesla motors but driven by a generator. You could choose to employ batteries or not but if you did you’d have a sneaky stealth mode. But then there’s the added cost of a lot of black paint.

    Mark WybieralaMark Wybierala2 kuukautta sitten
  • Yet it's been over a month and the boat it still sitting no engines.

    Steven PlaskettSteven Plaskett2 kuukautta sitten
  • Another interesting project. It’s been my understanding, albeit limited, that Diesel engines are more durable & more reliable for big boats.

    D RomanD Roman2 kuukautta sitten
  • @26.50 you don't use "begs the question" correctly. You don't use "that begs the question" to state a question. You'd use beg the question, for example, if you were told the new engine is pretty because it isn't ugly, that would beg the question of well what is pretty.

    Eric FerminEric Fermin2 kuukautta sitten
  • The dude should stick with cars, and beaters at that--or maybe go backwards a bit and start with a 18-foot runabout with a 188 hp Mercruiser to learn the basics. Don't have enough time in the day to watch another car fire on the freeway--have unsubscribed.

    s browns brown2 kuukautta sitten
  • as I know about water impellers on many boats. The one you have is a short vein impeller and should be changed yearly. Use triple guard grease to cover coat the impeller before installing it. Where they brake is the root area on the veins.

    Skipper RichmanSkipper Richman2 kuukautta sitten
  • oil cooler cracked?

    Straight-Six ScumbagStraight-Six Scumbag2 kuukautta sitten
  • two things - Don't paint zinks and your oil cooler zink failed and started your oil leak into the water

    Chris BibleChris Bible2 kuukautta sitten
  • Love it....cant wait to see the results.

    Larry SneddenLarry Snedden2 kuukautta sitten
  • 2X skyline engines or 2X toyota supra engines

    jensenmekkjensenmekk2 kuukautta sitten
  • Having been round boats all my 60 plus years, you have some huge gonads going over to gasoline on a vessel this size... the issue is carrying what will be a fairly large amount of fuel onboard and serious very strict management needed to take care of the evaporates during fueling etc.... I've heard the sound & been witness what wasn't really an accident but a choice to cut corners only a small amount on just that one occasion that resulted in a fatally bad outcome....

    peteb2peteb22 kuukautta sitten
  • Don’t do, I will not watch boat related content. I’ll still watch the car content though.

    danunkdanunk2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey did you ever think about gas turbines I know they’re expensive but there are some military surplus from Hury helicopters...

    Keith BrownKeith Brown2 kuukautta sitten
  • Oh man I’m not saying I’m not happy to see you build your own boat from scratch but we all know that’s a hole in the water as the saying goes but I wish you the very very best of luck my friend seriously I look forward to seeing your success and I think you will succeed

    Keith BrownKeith Brown2 kuukautta sitten
  • And I have to admit though I think its a mistake not rebuilding the Cummins I cannot wait to see what you churn out of Texas Speed for a gas replacement and all the fabrication this will take to re fit the boat. I honestly think you are going to go way beyond what a rebuild cost of the Cummins would cost you in the end to this gas conversion but I have to admit it will be entertaining to watch if you have the funds to just go through it anyway! Lol..

    Jaguar66Jaguar662 kuukautta sitten
  • At least we don't have to listen to you say diezel anymore :)

    Jaron GullaJaron Gulla2 kuukautta sitten
  • The 903 Cummins was used in 900 series versatile 4wd tractor , it was never popular due to expensive repairs.

    Hard working Canadian citizenHard working Canadian citizen2 kuukautta sitten
  • Two turbo fans...

    Scott PietteScott Piette2 kuukautta sitten
  • That’s is why they just dumped the work ..

    Scott PietteScott Piette2 kuukautta sitten

    TheDiecastguy 87TheDiecastguy 872 kuukautta sitten
  • If you aren't going to use those 903's then I'd suggest donating them to a Diesel engine repair school were they can use them as a training tool for future diesel mechanics. Personally I think that going to gasoline engines is a mistake for a nice Italian boat, but I can understand the economics of the decision.

    Mike RamseyMike Ramsey2 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm sorry to tell you an LS block cannot handle the steady torque needed to be reliable on a long haul in your big heavy boat . Why do you think that big Cummins is so heavy ? Please keep.it diesel Big 9 litre Cummins out of a big RV will get you 400 to 500 horse 1300 lbs Common Man, If you have the money stuff two XB 15s in there and close the hatchs and haul ass. You can get those engines out of wrecked semis , Its for long haul expeditions not a drag race . You may need to learn the hard way . All the best .

    KellyboyKellyboy2 kuukautta sitten
  • Is there a chance you could do more video of the work and diagnostics and less video of you explaining/hand waving and pointing? Most of your videos are your hand waving in front of the camera and explaining whats wrong.

    Robert AdamsonRobert Adamson2 kuukautta sitten