Chewy is wrong
Originally Posted by chewy
The current Yanmar 315 is based on the Land Cruiser diesel V8 block, looks like they just carrying on as they are?
The current block is a straight six, this block is the Toyota block shared with Yamayeeha. Toyota were supposed to stop production, but the date seems to be slipping. Yanmar and Yamahayeeha use/d different head and pistons.
This block has been tweaked to 315HP from very humble origins and the move to V8 should allow more horsies without too much of a weight penalty.
And, as stated previously, I know almost nuttin about inboards.... :-)