Asking what the consensus is. but I am thinking the best bang for my bucks is rebuilt. I still don't know what caused the eng to lockup, most likely a cracked exhaust manifold ..... just a guess.
One thing to consider is the value of the boat, I looked it up and I think it was $4K I only paid omg should I tell...lol Ok $500.00 (boat, motor and trailer) but the engine is frozen. and the boat is in GREAT shape except for the paint is faded and Bottom paint need's redone. soooooo I don't want to spend more that the boat is worth.
carbed or mpi?...... it's a Carbed motor now. but would love to put in mpi!
has Long Block for $1550
has Long Block for $2000
I wish I had a work shop to rebuild it myself. I used to rebuild detroit diesels, was a Helicopter Mech for 20 years, I can do it, just don't have the space