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Old 10 January 2005, 14:55   #1
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Big diesel outboard wanted.

Greetings. Would anyone know of a big diesel (100hp) outboard manufacturer?
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Old 10 January 2005, 19:47   #2
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Nope biggest I've heard of is a Yanmar 36hp and that's a fairly big unit
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I heard rumours of a dieselised version of the Hilman Imp engine being developed for use as part of an outboard.
Can't find any information on it though.
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I heard rumours of a dieselised version of the Hilman Imp engine being developed for use as part of an outboard.
Can't find any information on it though.
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I think that was about 15/20 years ago
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Barrus have developed the first multifuel outboard - only 50hp at the moment but could be done to others soon - will run on petrol or diesel.
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Yep thats my baby at the minute!!, Although the Diesel bit isnt quite true at the min. The engine is designed to run on F44/JP5 (Avcat FS2) or ... Helicopter fuel and Petrol. It will run on diesel but only for a few hours as a " get you home" fuel if you can only get hold of diesel.

Its designed for the military because they found in the gulf that they could not always get petrol for there engines, and they dont like carrying Petrol on ships because it sets on fire far to easily!!
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Old 11 January 2005, 15:58   #7
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They've done a 3.0l V6 Optimax version based Mercury Racing's 250XS that also runs on JP5. A high powered diesel outboard would be nice though, there's definitely a market for them here in Ireland as petrol is not as easily available as diesel at ports/marinas.
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Oh dear, you mentioned Hillman Imps, you might wish you hadn't.

The standard 875 didn't get anywhere near 100HP on petrol let alone Diesel.

To get 100HP you need a 998 block lumpy R17 or R22 cam two twin 40 Webers etc etc.

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I think that was about 15/20 years ago
About 5-6 years ago I thought?

Anyway - no info on the net that I can find so I guess it died a death?

100hp from a Hillman Imp - yes I guess that's a bit optimistic! Still, if I remember correctly the diesel version I am thinking about was about 40-50hp.
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Yep thats my baby at the minute!!, Although the Diesel bit isnt quite true at the min. The engine is designed to run on F44/JP5 (Avcat FS2) or ... Helicopter fuel and Petrol. It will run on diesel but only for a few hours as a " get you home" fuel if you can only get hold of diesel.

Its designed for the military because they found in the gulf that they could not always get petrol for there engines, and they dont like carrying Petrol on ships because it sets on fire far to easily!!
Yes but diesel is SO similar - what about central heating oil - virtually identical - the specs are slightly different but mainly for certification reasons for use in the aircraft industry.

For example the westland gazelle will run on the following
JP1, Jet A, JP4, JP5, Kerosene, Diesel 1+2, Fuel Oil 20, Paraffin, AVGAS (limited to 25 hours) - note it is only on petrol it has limitations - shows how similar the other fuels are!!!
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