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. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    I cant really honestly vote
    only thing I have much experience with is that old evinrude I got for free as a kid and beat into submission ( made work )
    I seem to remember it being a 100 and it ran forever
    but I also took it apart and put it together about a hundred times until finally I just got a rebuild kit and went for it
    thing never did actually died on me other than once and that was out in the middle of the bay
    perfect eh
    early on in its career though
    before the first tear down
    mater of fact I think I ripped into it the very next day

    I used it on a number of small boats for a solid ten years growing up
    would not say it was the best or worst
    but it was the one I had and I could always make it run

    cheers
    B
     
  2. BTPost
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    BTPost Junior Member

    The best engine wasn't even listed... What's wrong with Kitty CAT Yellow?
     
  3. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    I think the little CAT's are repainted Perkins
     
  4. BTPost
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    BTPost Junior Member

    By "little" you must mean those smaller than 100 Hp....
     
  5. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    I think the perkins range goes higher than that once you add turbo aftercooler versions..
    before Cat bought Perkins they were the largest customer.

    I agree its a poor list of engines if your talking under 160kw
     
  6. Guest62110524

    Guest62110524 Previous Member

    cummins, which sell more engines into boats that any other
    i just put a d6 volvo into a boat, outdrive, you can not get your fingures between transom and engine
    the puter needs professional programming, it is so electronic that at see would scare the bejeesus out of me
     
  7. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    no choice any more whoosh
    either rebuild an old engine ( which you cant import) or dont go boating in Europe and many other countries OR
    use engine over 3000kw as they are still exempt ( I think)

    You need an ipac a laptop and the internet to fix a Volvo these days
     
  8. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    ...I'm with Fast Fred...horses for courses mate, define the use, speed and hours to be run before you can expect answers that are meaningful.

    Apex, for instance (and myself) are of the old school mid speed engines, but again, depends on what they are to be used for......
     
  9. Guest62110524

    Guest62110524 Previous Member

    no Cummins are not IVECO IVECO are trucks Cummins power most of the worlds truck outside of Europe
    Cummins start at around 8o shp BUT the 4 is a mech engine not tier two
    i have fitted many, I heard of a b doing 15000 commercial with not even a top overhaul
    i have just fitted a Volvo I hate the bloody things, bored in the block, so much electronics you can not hook up without a sci fi guy to programme the computer
    and guess what stamped on the engine--useful life 10000
    and guess what, you buy it, you can not finish the boat within 2 years and whoops you have no warranty
     
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  10. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    Does anyone know if anybody still makes a medium speed engine that is tier II compliant?
    of any shp?
     
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  11. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    Having been a service dealer for the green death...
    just think of the money you will make from them over their life....
     
  12. Guest62110524

    Guest62110524 Previous Member

    shp?
    vetus deutz, this is the engine for our new boat 114 shp over 4 litre , wet liners cheap as chips, that bloody Volvo above was 60k with Outdrive, NZ dollars
     
  13. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Iveco (Fiat)still had a compliant MECHANICAL engine when I was looking in the 120 -140 hp range. 6 cyl turbo or not.

    US compliant , no idea about Euro ,
     
  14. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    I wonder how compliant the engine out of my truck is in Alaskan waters

    international diesel 7.3 liter
    normally carburated
    ~170 hp ~380ft/lbs
    gets great millage
    smokes like a ***** if you start it on a cold winter day
     

  15. BTPost
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    BTPost Junior Member

    Alaska doesn't have any Laws about Marine Engines aboard vessels...
     
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