Petty Officer 2nd Class
- Aug 15, 2017
Looking at a boat with two of these, cummins QSD 4.2's The boat is older than the engines, so someone must have dumped a pile of money to install the engines, as well as a full axius system. I know, they are a VM engine. I heard people saying that they are bad motors, others say they are not so bad. What everyone seems to agree on is that they will fry the bravo 3 easily. So I have come to the conclusion that I might need to get rid of the bravos and put in konrad drives. Is there a model of konrad drive that will bolt right up to the bravo bellhousing, or do I need to swap the whole transom assembly? They seem like pretty beefed up drives without a lot of reported issues, which would make them perfect for 320 hp diesels on a 36 foot cruiser. Any recommendation on a model? I know they bolt up instead of a TRS, couldn't find anything about the bravo. The engines are going to need to be removed for some tlc anyways, so I technically could to a transom assembly swap if need be. Also what issues should I look out for on these engines.