Diesel for a 25' - Need help

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by MBMarine, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. MBMarine
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    MBMarine Junior Member

    Hello

    I am looking for the right engine to power a 25' planning aluminum boat and I am trying to find out if there are any additional engines I should consider that I have left out in my research so far.

    I am planning on a engine in the 220-270 hp range. Diesel and sterndrive. It needs to be fairly compact with a length of maximum 110 cm/43" forward from the transom and so far the ones on my list are the following:

    Yanmar 4LHA-STZP, Yanmar 6BY series, Steyr 256, Volvo D4. (The older KAD 43/44 is too long) I am aware of the Mercruisers and FNMs as well.

    Are there any other good reliable models that should be considered?

    Thank you.
     
  2. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Yanmar........... light, proven, reliable
    for price comparison:

    http://www.barrus.co.uk/marine_division.php
    http://www.yanmarmarine.co.uk/range.php

    Regards
    Richard
     
  3. weehenry
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    weehenry Junior Member

    what about nani diesel
    toyota based
     
  4. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    forget nanni:eek:
     
  5. weehenry
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    weehenry Junior Member

    i thought nani would be ok since they were toyota based
    i could be wrong im not that big into engines
    we were gona buy one before we bought the vm mercruiser
    maby its a good job we dident lol
    whats wrong with the nani just curious

    cheers
     
  6. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    There is nothing wrong with "Nanni Diesel" there are just some better qualities around, like Yanmar, just to mention one.
    And btw Nanni is using different makes as basis engine, not only toyota. Same do others. The higher powered Volvos are Deutz engines! Not bad either.
    Did you check the Barrus link above?
    Regards
    Richard
     
  7. Karl2
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    Karl2 Junior Member

    The Deutz based Volvo engines (D5 and D7) are actually "low powered" commercial engines for displacement hulls and continuous duty.

    Karl2
     
  8. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    jepp... you´re right! As long as you mean "low rated" .....I was a bit outdated.
    Although I said "higher powered" and I meant the range from about 4 to 7 ltr. displ. and that was right. They are developed and built by Deutz!
    The Vetus / Deutz are the "higher rated". You´ll find them here:
    http://www.frenchmarine.com/ProductsM.aspx?CID=1&MID=12
     
  9. weehenry
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    weehenry Junior Member

    im using the 440 yanmar diesel at present in a 26ft with surface drive what you oppinion on them i hear the timing gear can give bother at about 1000 hrs i just hope its not the case yanmar parts can be expensive
     
  10. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    I´ll ask at the yard tomorrow. Personally I have´nt heard about that issue (wich does´nt mean much).;)
    Regards
    Richard
     
  11. kenJ
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    kenJ Senior Member

    Yanmar has a lock on the spare parts. The are more expensive than others. Might want to look at Westerbeake/Universal. Not sure if they have one that will fit, but most are based on Kubota tractor engines. Lots of available spares without the marine price mark up.
     
  12. weehenry
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    weehenry Junior Member

    yea tell me about it i was going to replace my oil and filters but just for the filter kit was something like £170
    i have tried a few of my local motor factors and they dont carry the part numbers :(
     
  13. apex1

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  14. weehenry
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    weehenry Junior Member

    cheers buddy thats a good contact
    ill contact them tomorrow and ill let you know how i get on

    thats what i like about this forum
    talking to nice helpfull inteligent people ;)
     

  15. apex1

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    Who calls ME nice?:?:
    see my album
     
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