Yanmar LH 240 vs. Cummins 6BTA

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by JosephT, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    How much does a injector of a caterpillar cost?

    How difficult to find when even a phone line is not available?

    Grow up, pro´s provide professional service, worldwide.

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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Cost of parts and service is as large as the fuel cost for many Recreational boats.

    The reason is many fluids and service items are done on time installed , not just hours run.

    If the anti freeze needs changing every 2 years , weather its 200 hours or 3000 operating time , its the 2 years that the PM is needed.

    To select an engine I would find out the required maint regime , as well as compare the costs of a rebuild kit , replacement cylinder head or injectors and pump.

  3. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Isn't Yanmar an aluminum block and other iron. Would go with iron because of corrosion issues....
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    Carteret Senior Member

    I used two Deutz 1013s with pumps on a large dewatering project a few years back. Very impressive engines. They would make excellent propulsion engines.
  5. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    They are available in marine version:

  6. sabahcat
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    sabahcat Senior Member

    What a load of BS

    My admittedly smaller cummins B3.3 have a definite MADE IN JAPAN badge on them

    They are a Komatsu based engine.

    Below is a list of other cummins stuff NOT made in the usa


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    Brands01 Senior Member

    One of the big factors in the noise of a diesel is the fuel injection system. Go for something with a common-rail system if you can, and avoid direction injection if you want a quiet(er) diesel.

    Most modern diesels now come with an induction silencer - make sure whichever engine you're looking at has a big plastic box / tube on the air intake. This makes a significant difference to the noise.
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