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Old 12 July 2012, 08:22   #1
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mercruiser 1.7 tdi 120hp wanted ???

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Old 18 July 2012, 14:04   #2
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I'm probably wrong and feel free to shoot me down in pieces, but aren't theses the engines out of the old Astra vans?
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Old 18 July 2012, 14:15   #3
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I'm probably wrong and feel free to shoot me down in pieces, but aren't theses the engines out of the old Astra vans?
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Isuzu originally I believe. GM after.
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Old 31 July 2012, 05:18   #4
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Yes isuzu based but the Marinised one is a lot more complexed
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Old 31 July 2012, 07:12   #5
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do you mind me asking why? these have serious known problems!!!

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Old 15 August 2012, 19:19   #6
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buy a 3.0l petrol the money you save on repairs will put the fuel in it these are v troublesome engines
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Old 21 August 2012, 14:52   #7
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buy a 3.0l petrol the money you save on repairs will put the fuel in it these are v troublesome engines
do you have examples?
I have one in my Parker 630, doing abt 150h per year for the 3rd year and nil trouble

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The wastegates stick resulting in overboosting the engine and a holed piston.
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I had one of these go bang. Total rubbish. The dealer who did the repairs (which they partly paid for) said the problems were very widespread and said the engine was only ever designed to do 1000 hours. Unfortunately ours only got to 15 hours!!
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The wastegates stick resulting in overboosting the engine and a holed piston.
two different issues.
Holey piston, No 3 piston, incorrect spray pattern from injector.
Wastegate, stuck closed, overboosting, stuck open, (me) no boost and long slow drive home.
On the whole though, so long as you knew what you were dealing with an knew the injector problem was fixed, (the most unfogivably serious issue), I thought these engines were ok.

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