Options for Diesel Engine 1000hp and Up

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by Extra300, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Extra300
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    Extra300 Junior Member

    Looking for some options on a high performance diesel engine.

    Building a Downeast style boat and looking for something in the range of 1000 - 1500 HP.

    Similar to the size of a D13 Volvo

    If anyone has any suggestions that would be great.

    thanks
     
  2. WestVanHan
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    Seeing as a D13 is about 12.5 litres and already at a highly boosted 900 hp......get a bigger engine more suited for your needs or use a turbine.
     
  3. Extra300
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    when i say size of a D13 i mean overall LWH. There are plenty of engines that have more power but get too big.

    Checking into a Cat C18 1150HP and a Man V8-1200
     
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    how much horsepower per litre would you accept?
     
  7. Extra300
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    Probably looking size wise for an 8 or maybe 10 cyl (pref 8)

    need a min of 1100HP but would go up to 1700HP
     
  8. WestVanHan
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    Realize that...but hp also can be rated as in litres of engine physical size. As you discovered,more hp= bigger physically sized engine. The only way around this is with a 2 stroke...which won't work anymore.

    Hoping you don't need the high hp for longer periods of time...
     
  9. Extra300
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    These are 3 engines that state otherwise..

    Cat C18 = 1150 HP
    Man V8 = 1200 HP
    MTU V8 = 1250 HP
     

  10. WestVanHan
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    Well have at it then-try the CAT with it's rated 1150hp and look forward to getting to know your local CAT dealer- MTU and MAN don't have the amount of dealers.
     
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