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Old 30 October 2007, 07:59   #31
Country: UK - Wales
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Well they won't run on water and penguins that's for sure!!!

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Old 30 October 2007, 11:21   #32
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Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
Some engines will run on pure kero but they need to be started and stopped on petrol - using seperate tanks - haven't tried it yet though!!!
Nothing new there ... Ferguson tractors did that back in the 40's (Strictly speaking it was called tractor vapourising oil then) in fact I was driving one 2 weeks ago still runs as sweet as a nut, not much loss of power either

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Old 09 November 2007, 17:28   #33
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needs a two speed or a 40"x50pitch prop, no advance = no rpms
a progressive bank of 3 or 4 turbos would make it go.

just a plane old diesel power head, nothin more
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Old 10 November 2007, 09:27   #34
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Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
Over there, maybe. They won't over here as it's contracted out.
I read that they were doing in the UK, processing it somewhere near Milton Keynes. Can't find where I read it though, so I could be wrong.
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Old 13 December 2007, 08:10   #35
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Originally Posted by ribit View Post
Great idea but very very sceptical as well, I think it would take a large corporation like Brunswick to develop this kind of engine or some Euro manufacture like VW to do joint venture and Merc are never going to let you cannibalise their engine's and advertise such on the internet, secondly as yet the Americans have no market for this engine read all their forums they are very happy with petrol in is only in the large offshore powerboats with twin 600+ in petrol where they are starting to look at some kind of performance diesel as this sort of power can burn through 80+ gallons per hour
Seems I was a little bit over sceptical, the Merc leg is a Retro fit for people owning the old 3L units, and their future looks more secure than I first thought, appears they are even considering looking at investors so now is a time for all you rich Dragons den style people to get the cheque book the full story here.......

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