Vote: best brand of inboard propulsion engine...

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by B33RND, Aug 27, 2009.

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What do you consider as the best propulsion engine within 130-160 kW range? Vote!

  1. John Deere

    31 vote(s)
    39.2%
  2. Iveco

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  3. Deutz

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. Volvo Penta

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Yanmar

    23 vote(s)
    29.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. B33RND
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    B33RND Member

    Dear all,

    Please vote which engine you consider as the best propulsion engine in the 130 to 180 kW range (for a 50 tons displacement boat).

    Thanks in advance,

    Berend
     
  2. PAR
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    A few all girl basketball teams and lots of lemon meringue pie.
     
  3. Guest62110524

    Guest62110524 Previous Member

    Cummins by far
    I even heard of a 6bt the other day. done 15000 commercial hrs without head lift off and these are bored in the block engines
    Why are Cummins so good? because they do not over rate the engine.
    The backup is wonderful
    at bottom of pile yanmar
    half way down the hand grenade rated volvos:)\Par you have sleep prob, and when you are up late, you drink my boy, still, there ya go , 4pm to 6pm is wine o, clock for me, off pc by 1800 at the very latest
     
  4. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I was just going to say wait until Frosty gets here :D
     
  5. B33RND
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    B33RND Member

    But what's your vote?
     
  6. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member

    MAN M9V40/46

    when you really need to catch that convey
     
  7. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    If you are not in too much of a hurry I may introduce you to another motor. I don't know what the name is yet but I will in a while.
     
  8. scotch&water
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    bang bang

    5.9 cmmins 12 valve mechanical pump. any word on the 4 cyl. cummins 250 HP
     
  9. scotch&water
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    bang bang

    5.9 cummins 12 valve mechanical pump. any word on the 4 cyl. cummins 250 HP
     
  10. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    There are others my love.............not only yours favourite.
    And wine o clock seems to be YOUR main time!?
     
  11. KnottyBuoyz
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    Nanni?
    Isuzu?

    What others are there?
     
  12. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    I'd say Cummins,seen one with 12000 hours unopened.

    Injection pump rebuild kits are $70.
    Holset turbo rebuild kits about $130
    Full engine rebuild kits with all parts are under $800 US.
     
  13. B33RND
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    B33RND Member

    Off course other brands are available out there, but for the purpose of this poll please choose one or more of these 5 engines.

    Thanks, Berend
     
  14. B33RND
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    B33RND Member

    But are there Cummins propulsion engines in the 130 to 180 kW range? And are Cummins and Iveco the same?

    Berend
     

  15. FAST FRED
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    consider as the best propulsion engine

    Please define "BEST"

    low price, cheap repairs , long service life , light weight , ez to get parts , ez to get used . quiet , least vibration , PTO on engine , get home ability ?

    Many of these work against each other , usually a fly weight has little endurance, and a Gardner would sink many boats.

    Electric injection?, bring a pile of electric controllers.Turboed? Don't run at slow speeds except docking.

    The other question is service life 24/7/365 or brown water ,day boat.

    The CHOICE of engine requires the projected service to be considered , there is only a "best" for a particular service , no "Best of All".

    The thickness of your wallet also needs consideration , with a thin wallet I prefer used truck engines , marinized , at 1/5 to 1/10 the cost of new "marine". The Detroit ser 50 or 60 is not on your list but very suitable for 24/7/365. For only 10,000 hrs the Intl DT 466 would be a really reasonable choice.

    $30K vs $5K , could make a "best " difference.

    FF
     
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