Originally Posted by alystra
Can Turbodiesel give us any clues as to how it's done - or is it secret? Do Barrus sell conversion kits? Are there any major problems with engine reliability?
Sadly, I'm old enough to remember petrol/parrafin engines - I always thought they smelled rather nice, though I think they used something called Tractor Vapourising Oil. TVO.
Woe betide you if you let them stop without switching back to petrol - oiled up 2 stroke symptoms plus.
Probably not allowed to say how its done!!, and no we dont sell it as a kit!!. The engine looks pretty identical to the that standard production engine thought. The engines are still on Trial at the minute so they are having lots of hours put on them by various select people on boats. I just go out and check them every 100hrs or so.