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Old 11 March 2003, 17:05   #1
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Steyr Diesel

Does anybody have any experiance of these engines. I am considering installing a pair of the 246hp into a 9 - 10 mtr Ribtec. Have done some research into them and think they look good. Power to weight is better than all the rest and looks like a generally good unit. However, I don't know anybody who has had experiance of them.

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Old 11 March 2003, 17:15   #2
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they don't have cylinder heads (monoblock)! In theory this could be wonderful, in practice I'm not so sure, river police in the pool of london ran a couple in ribs on jets. A pal of mine bought one off them complete with the spare engine which kept breaking rockers, the old bill put the other engine in when they couldn't suss the rocker business, then there were loads of probs with the new motor overheating. they gave up trying to fix it as a bad cause, my pal bought it along with a couple of 31' watercrafts (normal police boats) as he gets offered all the boats from Wapping when they're taken out of service. he got rid of the rib but still has the f****d engine in his shed at the yard.

But I'm sure they're normaly OK!

P.S. OMC put them on thier stern drives for a while.
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Old 11 March 2003, 19:50   #3
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Mate of mine is a Steyr Agent for Tractors and he knows engines as he is one of the worlds fastests Tractor pullers,So if you want, I will ring him and see what he says about the block/Head stuff ect and report back. I know there was a Red bay with two in, up for sale,,maybe sold now?.Let me know if you want imfo.
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Old 12 March 2003, 03:06   #4
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That would be great. Any information would be helpfull. I knew they were a monoblock engine but from what john was saying the police didn't have much luck with them.

Maybe they have improved. I looked at them in Mermaid marine as they are the distributors for them. I wonder if your tractor engine could get the same engine cheaper.


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Old 12 March 2003, 04:16   #5
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He is one of those Great wheeler dealers like most farmers.Buy and Sell.He is very honest and knows more about engines than anybody I know.He is on the Tele every wk as Desperate Dan Tractor pulling and is a great bloke.I will speak to him tonight and see what he thinks and if you PM me I will pass his number on to you.If there is a deal he will find it.
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