826012720 upgrade kit
Vire 6 Cylinder Conversion kit
Replace your Vire 6 cylinder with this if the water jacket has failed (thats common and predictable in salt water, it blocks or splits open and cannot be reliably and economically repaired )
A new kit developed over 3 months prototyping and testing work at VireEngines.com available from winter 2018
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This is a marvelous solution to a common problem;
the problem is that the Vire 6 cylinder cooling jacket internally rusts and when it splits open and leaks, it cannot be repaired (cast iron cannot be welded without warping the bore, and cold-solutions like epoxy could catch fire from the hot manifold). Since the cylinders have not been manufactured since 1962 and the last stock exhausted in the 1970s owners have had to either throw their overheating/leaking engine away or waste time and money on unsafe bodges or make matters worse. Until now!
not only can you replace your cylinder a lot cheaper and easier (take about an hour- and you only need to spanner some nuts and screw tight some hose clips) than a whole vire 7 engine, but it will be better in many ways than you ever had it - read on....
Advantages compared to original Vire 6 are:
Procedure removing your head:
Procedure installing Upgrade kit:
Note: you will have the same 'exhaust-drying' procedure as before i.e. you should close the injection tap a minute before stopping the engine (now dry and cant corrode/decant) and only open the tap when the engine is running (stop flooding the exhaust and keeps engine dry)