Marine Engine Rebuilds
A P Engines specialise in the machining and rebuilding of Modern and Classic car engines as well as Marine engines. A P Engines are Kent and South east London based.
Boats have been in my life from a very young age, I have my late father Terry Page to thank for this pleasure.
It was actually my Father that introduced me to the Engine and car world, Like Father Like Son.
Over the years I have rebuilt many marine Engines for small pleasure craft to larger commercial fishing boats.
Canal boat engines are one of my most common we rebuild. The Austin /Leyland 1500 Diesel and 1800 Diesel engines are quite often used as canal boat engines.
BMC 1500 Diesel and BMC 1800 Diesel engines are the same engine.
Marine engines often require the fuel system to be overhauled as water is very often present in the fuel system which causes diesel injector and diesel pump malfunctions.
I will briefly describe our most recent Marine engine rebuilds and marine engine repairs to you,
Sunseeker 48 Triple Engine boat, powered by Yamaha ME420 Marine Engines. The Engines was removed for repair and serving works.
The middle engine required a new engine sump as it sits lower in the V and as such often sits in water if not neglected. The Yamaha ME420 engines are Toyota based engine m,arinised by Yamaha. I fitted new cam belts, water pumps, Timing belt tensioners, Engine oils, New Sump, New alternators and starter motors. The engine bay was painted and Yamaha marine engines re fitted.
Mercruiser Marine engines are very common in all boats of all sizes.
I recently was asked to rebuild a Mercruiser TDI Engine which is VW 5 Cylinder engine marinised by Mercruiser marine.
The engine had been re moved already by another engineer and stripped over a period of 3-4 months. They was a bit lost and thats when the owner approached me for help.
I spent the entire day collecting bits from 5 locations. The engine was in an entirely stripped state and several parts was missing.
I machined and rebuilt the engine over month of September 2018 and re fitted to the Arvor fishing boat.
Mercruiser marine engines also built a lot of petrol marine engines. 5.7 litre V8 Engines. Mercruiser V8 5.0 Petrol engines Mercruiser 7.3 V8 Marine petrol engines. I can carry out a full rebuilt engine for the entire range of Marine Engines.
The current Marine engine repair I am doing is another Sunseeker that yet another engineer has taken apart, They have removed one of the Turbo chargers and ducting from the port engine. apparently sent it away over a year ago to America for a rebuild. It now seems that the Turbo is lost. I have source a replacement turbo for this Mercruiser 7.3 Marine diesel engine from America for the client and will endeavour to re assemble in the new year.
A P Engines carry out all types of engine rebuilds and engine repairs. A P Engines will also carry out a full engine machining services. Crankshaft re grinding, Engine re boring, cylinder head skimming and Pressure testing. valve guide replacement, unleaded valve seat replacement. Cylinder liner fitting, Cylinder head and oil cooler pressure testing and many other engine machining. The workshops are located in Charlton Kent and Margate, Thanet.
Freshly painted Engine bay with the Port and Starboard engines re fitted, Just the centre engine to re fit.
Mercruiser V6 and V8 engines are also very popular to rebuild. We recently have done several Mercruiser V8 50 litre engines. See pictures below of Mercruiser engines being rebuilt from rusty nail to finished item.\