Tesla Powering my 30yr Old Italian Yacht? And Broken Diesel Engine Diagnostics

502 898 Näkymät

In today's episode we're checking out the hurt diesel engine, and talking about new engine options. Check out SimpliSafe here: simplisafe.com/bisforbuild. SimpliSafe is award -winning home security that keeps your home safe around the clock. It's really reliable, easy to use, and there are no contracts.
Check out our friends at stealth EV: stealthev.com/
Check out our fav engine builders at Texas Speed: www.texas-speed.com/
❱ Shop - bisforbuild.com/
❱ Patreon - www.patreon.com/user?u=3364742
❱ Facebook - facebook.com/bisforbuild
❱ Instagram - instagram.com/bisforbuild
❱ Twitch - www.twitch.tv/bisforbuild
Fareoh - Cloud Ten

  • My vote is the Tesla engines. How much space would the electric system take to install VS. the gas engine setup? Could you add a solar panel charging system? Also check out the new battery packs that Tesla is making

    Steve HSteve H3 tuntia sitten
  • plus gasoline engines if you forget to put the blowers on and you have a gasoline leak and turn the key they will find you on the moon

    Dencil DeanDencil DeanPäivä sitten
  • Just fix the engine !

    trekOCLVonetrekOCLVone2 päivää sitten
  • Gas on a boat not to safe ! 🇺🇸

  • Do one electric and one fuel ?

    Alex JeffsAlex Jeffs2 päivää sitten
  • Diesel is cool and good and superior for marine use.

    Liveaboards of the Poor and ObscureLiveaboards of the Poor and Obscure3 päivää sitten
  • If the rebuild will cost more than switching too gas then just go gas. Unless you plan on taking long mile trips then just rebuild the diesels

    Theis124Theis1243 päivää sitten
  • Look into Diesel brothers, diesel tuners. Guys drag race diesels, there are tons of mods and software options. They are the original fuel injection engines.

    Eshootzi ScrsEshootzi Scrs4 päivää sitten
  • Petrol (gas to you blokes) has a nasty habit of exploding and burning boats to the waterline. Unless you're moored or close to land this can be a problem.

    David STOKESDavid STOKES4 päivää sitten
  • Rebuild not a question.

    Joe MamaJoe Mama4 päivää sitten
  • Here you go. You need four 600hp electric crate motors and pickup a large battery pack. www.carscoops.com/2020/10/electrify-your-muscle-car-with-this-600-hp-tesla-electric-crate-motor/

    Derick SmithDerick Smith4 päivää sitten
  • Diesel, rebuild both of them.

    Michael PerryMichael Perry5 päivää sitten
  • Why not keep the good Diesel and add a Tesla for the second motor and hook a huge alternator to the Diesel? Could you keep the Tesla battery charged and keep the motor output roughly equal to the diesel?

    Bt FarrellBt Farrell5 päivää sitten
  • The Tesla electric power system would be better for a smaller boat that was for fun and weighed less, as far as that goes the Texas speed engine or rebuilding the diesels better and badder I think is the best bet, more reliable and stronger! Plus you already own them just build them bullet proof and badass

    Casey WestCasey West5 päivää sitten
  • rebuild the diesels, you have a solid foundation, stick with it

    golfnutgolfnut5 päivää sitten
  • diesel-diesel-diesel.......thats a heavy-performance boat.If you want performance reliability and economy.....its DIESEL..all the best

    Don SmileyDon Smiley5 päivää sitten
  • 1000hp 2jz

    Mike Rivera JRMike Rivera JR5 päivää sitten
  • No question rebuild the diesel engines . Better technical and economical . Furthermore the petrol engines will be a lot lighter you change the balance of this boat his behind will be high in the water !

    zasde35zasde356 päivää sitten
  • Speed with horsepower with a boat is a tricky game it has alot to do with haul design.

    Ryan SchaperRyan Schaper6 päivää sitten
  • interesting tidbit. they also put cummins 903s in the Bradley fighting vehicle. (which is a tank if you didnt know)

    globenstine 1globenstine 17 päivää sitten
  • best thing to do sell the boat ,it will empty your wallet

    rolph blueskyrolph bluesky7 päivää sitten
  • We run a D4 in our boat. Single engine boat. Gota go deisel man. 39knotts 55 ltrs per hour at our comfortable cruising speed around 23-25 knots 35-40 ltrs per hour. If you can get hold of a pair of KAD44 be great or a pair of AD40’s. Reconditioned be the way forward. The AD models are basically tractor engines. No complicated engine diagnostics. Love the videos.

    mark perrinsmark perrins7 päivää sitten
  • The two best days in a boat owners life are: 1). The day you buy the boat and, 2). The day you sell it. It’s an old boat, take it out and sink it and swim away!

    NevertrustalawyerNevertrustalawyer7 päivää sitten
  • Instead of a Tesla, save your money and just buy an anchor. There is only two good days in a boat owners life. The day he buys it and the day he sells it. Hope you have a fat wallet.

    Robert BanksRobert Banks7 päivää sitten
  • your best way and all the way round and what i would do is remove both Engines and have them both rebuilt then put then back in your boat diesel is way better then a gas Engines for that size of boat you have. diesel Engines will last a lot longer then gas and diesel is cheaper to run . so what ever you do say with a diesel Engines .

    Robert BRobert B8 päivää sitten
  • Tesla has amazing torque, and affords regenerative power, though not much regen, Its the best motor so far. But I would repair the diesels.

    c Dc D8 päivää sitten
  • Batteries + salt water sounds like an exciting experiment.

    Tx240Tx2408 päivää sitten
  • Gas on a boat is really dangerous. explosively. fumes drop to the sealed bilge, not to open air under a car.

    Nayo TawkenNayo Tawken8 päivää sitten
  • stay with your engines .jut rebuild them.electrics no good.

    bryan fowlerbryan fowler9 päivää sitten
  • Apparently they can break

    George GriffithGeorge Griffith9 päivää sitten
  • 12:40 other options... 18:30 battery would be a range problem. 20:40 you got the math quicker than I did. You'd need hydrofoils You'd need a powerful dc genset too. 100kw maybe?

    Ted KiddTed Kidd9 päivää sitten
  • What abt weight issues, in terms of how the boat sits in the water and how in moves, if u swap engines? That boat was designed w the weight of those heavy Cummings engines.

    johnnypk1963johnnypk19639 päivää sitten
  • DO NOT put a car engine in it. It will get FRIED FAST. Those engines run full power for a long time. Try driving your LS for 2 hours down the highway near redline. It will blow fast. Second, the car engines don't make enough torque to get that boat out of the hole, because the cam needs to be changed and a whole ton of other things. Leaving the car engine core plugs and steel head gaskets in salt water will kill them pretty fast, also the cam needs to be an anti reversion cam, regular car cams will pull water from the exhaust and hydrolock the engine in a blink of an eye. Also aluminum car engines don't last very long in a corrosive marine environment. Would also need a swap of all ignition parts, need a different fuel and timing map. that cummins may not make a lot of hp, but the torque is huge, which is what you need to get that boat out of the hole. In my opinion the best would be switching to the newer QSB series engines.

    Vroom ZOOMVroom ZOOM9 päivää sitten
  • Stick to diesel - Rebuild BOTH engines - Tune your engine management and turbo setup - Refit the hull with a fresh paintjob, topcoat and antifouling - Update electronics - Launch and enjoy!

    belledetectorbelledetector9 päivää sitten
  • 2 Banks powered compound diesels. 1200 to 1400 hp each. Tons and tons of torque.

    Michael MorellMichael Morell10 päivää sitten
  • LS SWAP 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣

    matt datesmatt dates10 päivää sitten
  • You run a higher RPM you start running into cavitation, its why you dont do high RPM marine engines

    HenryHenry10 päivää sitten
  • If you go with the batteries treat as a diesel submarine which uses a eng or a generator to charge the batteries while driving your boat, I'm prior Sonar Technician in the navy and I tracked a lot of them.

    CountryboyCountryboy10 päivää sitten
  • Don't out spend your interest it is not an investment!

    duffyreefduffyreef10 päivää sitten
  • Hy man, I love your vids! I like your idea! What about changing your drives to, for surface drives. That would be awesome combo with LS.

    Matic SnojMatic Snoj11 päivää sitten
  • to hear someone talk so much when they don't have any clue about the subject, it is too bad that people might be thinking y'all know your stuff...The most dangerous thing out there is people pretending they know what they are talking about , I prefer when people just admit they don't know anything that way we can get better information on what is really going on. I have a relative who thinks he knows it all and he does believe he knows it all so sad because he will hurt himself and others who trust his knowledge . You all need to get help from an experienced dependable marine engineer who can steer you in the right direction...When you mentioned 4000 rpm on that cummins engine it made me think, those large displacement engines will most likely not run over 2600 rpms max. ..the cummins c series in line 6cyl rated at 430 hp runs at 2600 rpms max weighs 2300# without the twindisc 507 reduction....If I am not mistaken those vt903 cummins engines are not very efficient but they are rugged and were utilzed by the coastguard in their 41ft aluminum patrol boats that were decommissioned not too long ago .

    dennis muschdennis musch12 päivää sitten
  • Put 2 Yanmar diesels, they're light, lots of power and they last forever.

    Rodolfo BenzaRodolfo Benza12 päivää sitten
    • Omg yanmars are light diesels .. that would be like putting a fiat 500 drive train in a muscle car

      mitch pendermitch pender6 tuntia sitten
  • The Tesla swap would be bad ass with a smaller marine diesel powered generator and solar panel combo to charge the batteries. Probably should add a few battery packs to the mix as well.

    Joshua RosaaenJoshua Rosaaen13 päivää sitten
  • The best way in my opinion is the Volvo engines they have good software an engine controls so no need for a way over engine controller like the holly

    Chris KueChris Kue14 päivää sitten
    • At least stay diesel

      Chris KueChris Kue14 päivää sitten
  • If you want electric power for your boat, probably look at OceanVolt.

    Nick RooseveltNick Roosevelt15 päivää sitten
  • The 8.1 Vortec is commonly used in marine apps, and as an irrigation pump (runs flat out all day). Might look into that?

    Tom LentzTom Lentz15 päivää sitten
  • Put two electric motors just powered by generator

    Gage BangeGage Bange16 päivää sitten
    • LS powered generator?

      Gage BangeGage Bange16 päivää sitten
  • for god's sake dude please just rebuild the diesel. you explained all other options in detail and the only one that doesn't have a downside is just rebuilding the motor.

    Lxwlif3Lxwlif316 päivää sitten
  • Stay with the diesel!!!!!!!!!

    Jeff EckertJeff Eckert16 päivää sitten
  • Diesel, diesel, and more diesel please. Only way to go if they are already there. Good luck.

    sean dsean d16 päivää sitten
  • Rebuild the diesel engines

    Greg VanderveldenGreg Vandervelden17 päivää sitten
  • hybrid? diesel electric

    pyrosrockthisworldpyrosrockthisworld17 päivää sitten
  • If it flies fucks floats rent it

    Cameron JuzdaCameron Juzda17 päivää sitten
  • Ur better to tesla power as Smaller boat. Somit will actually be fast

    yfz450rxyfz450rx17 päivää sitten
  • Go crazy and put two twin turbo lsx love your vids btw,i have been a fan since last year and I dont regret whatching your vids!

    Jediel ColonJediel Colon17 päivää sitten
  • Stick with the diesels for sure maybe swap those cummins out for some Caterpillar engines like the 600 horse cat engine that puts out 1150 ft pounds of torque those are some seriously bad ass engines

    Ben BirkigtBen Birkigt17 päivää sitten
  • Go hybrid electric with ICE as generators charging your batteries.

    stazangstazang17 päivää sitten
  • I love the idea of electric, but paired with a smaller battery and a converted/marine gas turbine range extender (prime mover, like in a railway locomotive, or in the Queen Mary 2). I realise this is a very expensive option, but interesting...

    stothehstotheh17 päivää sitten
  • for electric, there is a Swedish electrick boat company (maybe ask them for info and advice), and there is a new electric company with a new car that has been announced or released, that have different electric tech than teslas (convince them to partner with you for a proof of concept for their tech on boats, and some fun r&d stuff), but you wont go wrong with a diesel xD if it were a smaller boat gasoline would be okay, but shes a fatty, stick to diesel, maybe just rebuilding both of your engines would be the smartest path to take, aanyways best of luck

    ewe zewe z17 päivää sitten
  • Stay with the diesels

    Timon KovarTimon Kovar18 päivää sitten
  • Well that was click bait

    Chris The Master of DisasterChris The Master of Disaster18 päivää sitten
  • You can rebuild for much less. You need to shop. Those marine engines are balanced to allow running wide open.

    David ReevesDavid Reeves18 päivää sitten
  • Long term diesels are cheaper to run. More upfront costs. Better fuel mileage. Gasoline engines less money upfront. However, gasoline engines aren’t as fuel efficient as Diesel engines. More fuel cost with gasoline. If you don’t use it much, gasoline, would be a good choice. If you’re going to use it more, diesel is better and higher resale rate, than gasoline. Boats always deprecate fast. Boats are the worst investment. For enjoyment they are great. For safety I would go with diesel. Gasoline is dangerous in the ocean.

    Crazyirish _Crazyirish _18 päivää sitten
  • You can use a perpetual generator to turn run those motors to get more speed out of them. I have a perpetual generator design that could power a electric motor. One day I'll buy a boat and try my frankenstein idea

    Warren jWarren j18 päivää sitten
  • Rebuild with what u got...

    james pittsjames pitts18 päivää sitten
  • Rebuild the diesel engines. There is a reason they are in there in the first place! Not to mention how cool they are on their own

    Julian ThompsonJulian Thompson18 päivää sitten
  • Go with Tesla motors and diesel generator should get two more miles

    Fred PashosFred Pashos18 päivää sitten
  • If you have diesel questions. Go too the bus grease monkey and ask him or talk to Brian deboss at deboss garage. These 2 gentlemen have forgot more than most know on the subject.

    Randy LanhartRandy Lanhart18 päivää sitten
  • Bro i say stick to the boats original engines. Doesnt make sense to make such a huge investment to be able to do what u already do now.

    Edouard G.Edouard G.19 päivää sitten
  • I’d stick with a rebuilt disel

    Lowe EklundLowe Eklund19 päivää sitten
  • Yep, diesel is the best option here.

    Philip JonesPhilip Jones19 päivää sitten
  • Lets do the TESLA Power!!!

    Anderson TsangAnderson Tsang19 päivää sitten
  • I cannot fathom why anyone would switch from these diesel engines to any gasoline engines. Gasoline engines are far less efficient, have much less torque, especially at low rpm, which would require higher rpm, which increases heat, which increases wear, which increases maintenance intervals, oil consumption, and the likelihood of failure. On top of all that, gasoline is a MUCH more volatile fuel and you do not want to be stranded floating next to a burnt out hulk, assuming you survive. In short, no offense, but you're not smarter than the engineers who design these things. If I were you I'd look into maybe just modernizing these diesel engines with better gasket materials, bearings, an upgraded fuel system, better turbos (maybe twin scroll or compounding?), and more sensors (MAF, oxygen, crank angle, cam position) that could be used in conjunction with a modern aftermarket ECU. Maybe get in contact with Gale Banks.

    mexicanhalloweenmexicanhalloween19 päivää sitten
  • chevy 8.1l is the way to go on gas. only gas motor to ever pass a marine test

    Kurt KaleKurt Kale19 päivää sitten
  • you can go electric and put solar panels and generators on the boat to get you more battery life

    Toby BriggsToby Briggs19 päivää sitten
    • What? Generators? Omg Physics dude so you would have an electric propulsion system powered from batteries. Recharged from diesel generators? Omg ..umm just so you understand..you would’ be using mechanical reciprocating energy (gens) converted to electrical energy to charge batteries which then power an electric motor which converts electrical energy to mechanical reciprocating energy .. Hmmmm

      mitch pendermitch pender6 tuntia sitten
  • Where is the single seated super f1 thing? Update please.

    whatthefuckisdisshitwhatthefuckisdisshit19 päivää sitten
  • Too big of a boat to experiment, I’d go with the tried and true diesels

    David DoesDavid Does19 päivää sitten
  • Why not put in 572s big blocks with twin turbos just a thought

    Doug BrooksDoug Brooks19 päivää sitten
  • You might want to look around I believe that you can replace those engines with two brand new not an hour run time on them that our government surplus for about $20,000 each so check around and see if you can’t get yourself a good deal.

    Nota RookeeNota Rookee19 päivää sitten
  • Heisley Yachts were built out on Hayden Island. 70' + and 45 knots to speed. Look at the power/outdrive setup on them. Insane. www.pinterest.com/pin/8092474301507656/

    Steve BSteve B19 päivää sitten
  • Cummins vt903 www.samsmarine.com/forums/showthread.php?233-VT-903M-engines&s=250069e6b7cb0ead8c7fbbd827aa282e

    jmc0070jmc007019 päivää sitten
  • diesel rebuild!!!!

    Ryan WilliamsRyan Williams19 päivää sitten
  • rebuild and put them back in.

    Adam AckermanAdam Ackerman19 päivää sitten
  • Unless it’s totalled keep the engines you have.

    David ElliottDavid Elliott19 päivää sitten
  • Crank case pressure is a real thing with diesels. I've seen the whole side of a locomotive engine blown out because of crank case pressure.

    Tim MawTim Maw20 päivää sitten
  • They're cummins. Rebuild and they'll run for another 50 years 😂

    Mike GulliverMike Gulliver20 päivää sitten
  • Keep the diesel engines and see if Cummins will sponsor a rebuild.

    Jonathan VickeryJonathan Vickery20 päivää sitten
  • Look at a kamatsu 830 rock truck. Uses one diesel engine to turn electric motors built into the rear end.

    Patrick ThayerPatrick Thayer20 päivää sitten
  • Hey guys. I am a trucker from Ohio. The gas engine thing sounds fun. And I would love 2 big blocks belting it out across the river. But from a practical standpoint, and being a truck driver, nothing proforms like a diesel when you want something to go to work for you. And nothing is more reliable. My 2000 Mack is pushing a million miles and I run it hard. And as you said. Reliable, fuel efficient, and lower cost. I love the rumble of a V-8 but Diesel have a cool sound in there own right.

    Rodney KandelRodney Kandel20 päivää sitten
  • Boats aren’t for everyone, maybe sell me the boat and cut your losses

    Defiance 32Defiance 3220 päivää sitten
  • Rebuild them and run them hard e

    Morris CorreiaMorris Correia20 päivää sitten
  • Keep it diesel! Keep it reliable and efficient!

    Martin BeaumierMartin Beaumier20 päivää sitten
  • The smartest move is to rebuild the disels, no doubt. The most FUN move though is to throw in 2 Mercury 1650s. (You could use the lowering rated consumer version if you wanted, by why be a baby?)

    Mr. QuindazziMr. Quindazzi20 päivää sitten
  • The boats ballast is built for the weight of the diesel if you put anything lighter you wont like the way the boat handles or sits in the water

    ChrisChris20 päivää sitten
  • You'll regret not having all the torque of the diesel engines.go and rebuild those engines.

    bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui21 päivä sitten
  • Why don’t have a Diesel donkey engine generator to charge the Tesla Batteries

    eathomenoweathomenow21 päivä sitten
  • Turboshaft Turbine engine. Fastest off-shore racing boats on the planet run them. Not cheap but all the power and torque you'd want.

    Brash AdventuresBrash Adventures21 päivä sitten
  • cost/cheapest/easiest would be a rebuild of the hurt motor.. but i think a diesel/tesla hybrid would be an interesting way to go.. using a single diesel as a generator to maintain the power requirement and youd have the option to cruise at a slow speed on the battery alone

    unkman78unkman7821 päivä sitten
    • Ditch the Tesla gear...use high amp delivery, lifepo4 prismatic cells batteries.., an enerdrive dc to dc & simarine system & house mono solar panels...then use high torque 12

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui21 päivä sitten
  • Turn off the car brain and turn on a boat brain willing to learn. Boat stuff isn't the way it is because boat people are dumb, it is what it is for a reason.

    rwdplz1rwdplz121 päivä sitten
  • Just fix the diesel power plants. They will be far more fuel efficient. There are plenty of diesel trucks that have far exceed 1million miles with proper maintenance. You can't get that from gas.

    Jonothan BarkerJonothan Barker21 päivä sitten