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Old 10 September 2006, 06:53   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone knows what progress has been made re. the diesel market. I mean petrol engines are now pretty quiet, with all kinds of interesting stuf (hydraulic steering, for example). Are diesels engines still the same chuggy, fume-ridden, noisy beats?
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I have a diesel engine in my sports cuddy, ill take the economy any day
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Wouldnt' mind trying out a marinised version of the new VW Golf GTI diesel-or the Audi version. Very quiet and 150hp from a 2 litre engine is quite impressive. I wonder what the pitfalls of marinising an all-ally diesel would be?
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Wouldnt' mind trying out a marinised version of the new VW Golf GTI diesel-or the Audi version. Very quiet and 150hp from a 2 litre engine is quite impressive. I wonder what the pitfalls of marinising an all-ally diesel would be?
Just remember most car engines don't run at WOT for very long!!!
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Very quiet and 150hp from a 2 litre engine is quite impressive.
168BHP from the re-tweeked 2.0L tdi... would be intersting mind you?
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Just remember most car engines don't run at WOT for very long!!!

Errrr.... The 2771cc litre 4JB1 Isuzu diesel engine was available for many years as a marine variant-and is also the one in my car.

Correct me if I'm wrong but Mercruiser's current 120hp diesel offering is apparently the 1.7tdi Astra engine... (though from what's been said on here they aren't very good)
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Correct me if I'm wrong but Mercruiser's current 120hp diesel offering is apparently the 1.7tdi Astra engine... (though from what's been said on here they aren't very good)
That's the one. But I think that many people are finding that they suit their needs very well indeed. There are a couple of minor issues which can cause major problems, one of which is that the waste gate spring needs very careful maintenance. Apart from that I think that most people will say that for leisure use they are very good. For heavy duty commercial use however, I don't think that they stand up to the abuse.
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That's the one. But I think that many people are finding that they suit their needs very well indeed. There are a couple of minor issues which can cause major problems, one of which is that the waste gate spring needs very careful maintenance. Apart from that I think that most people will say that for leisure use they are very good. For heavy duty commercial use however, I don't think that they stand up to the abuse.
I have this engine on my boat. Aparantly Isuzu made a few tweaks to it, like an uprated head gasket and the fuel rails. Aparantly some part of the fuel rail used to perish quickly and let fuel into the oil sump!
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