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Old 09-26-2020, 09:47 AM
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Looking at a Bayliner 4588 with the HINO 250hp turbo engines with 3200 hours on them. Currently a few oil leaks.

What is the service like on these and would like some info on overhauls costs. Parts availability? Reliability?
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I have heard great things. My fear would be parts availability or finding people to work on them.
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Old motors with minimal dealer support, were ok back in the day.....3200 hours? That's getting up there....
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Most good diesels, not run at high RPM, will go at least 8,000 hours. Relatively straight forward engines, should be easy to find someone to service them.
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
Old motors with minimal dealer support, were ok back in the day.....3200 hours? That's getting up there....
about 12,000 hrs left
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HINO is a heavy industrial arm of Toyota, the trucks themselves always tended to be very reliable.
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Friend has one in his boat. Have done some work on it so i am familiar with them. Pretty normal for maintenance so no issies there. Parts are getting rarer but still available once you know where to look. He just had his rebuilt and i think it cost around US $15k or maybe a touch more here in New Zealand. It wasn't an issue with parts to get it rebuilt.
His one is prone to small oil leaks so that may be a bit normal, but overall is a pretty decent engine. At 250hp that block (5.8l?) isn't heavily worked so should get decent life out of them if looked after. From memory they may have slightly smaller sump capacity so don't try and stretch out your oil changes.
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The Hinos where marinized by US Marine back in the late eighties to mid nineties based on an industrial version of the Hino for the Bayliner motor yacht line. In the Bayliner community they are considered gems. Check out the Bayliner Owners Club if you want to know more. Parts are available out of WA from North Harbor Diesel or Marine Part Supply out of Canada. They are the North America Importer. I had the 4 cylinder versions for a few years and they where trouble free.

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