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Old 11 March 2004, 14:31   #1
Country: UK - England
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Steyr diesel's

does anybody know anything about steyr diesel's ?

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Old 11 March 2004, 14:49   #2
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Make: Solent Rib Princess
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steyer diesels

yep fantastic engines RNLI use them on their E class boats on the river Thames they are great, company i worked for had a 236TDI pushing a 8.5 commercial rib max 27knots but being electronilc management system can be expensive if you get a fault we had oil pressure lamp go, computer shuts down engine to save it dealer is in BOURNEMOUTH to change the bulb and reset the computer 370 so if going for one make sure dealer is near you as we had to pay for travel expenses plus hourly rate from when they left not very happy about that oh and the cost of the bulb was 3.00

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Old 11 March 2004, 14:54   #3
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They seem to be more popular on the continent, possibly because the dealer representatin is better. Brugge Marine have been fitting them in big Ospreys for several years.

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Old 11 March 2004, 16:08   #4
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As John says Brugge Marine Center are putting them in the Osprey`s, fantastic engines, been driving the 212, 236 and 246, they also have a new 256.
The engines are originaly from tanks, they developet the engine to be a very suitable marine engine.
Today it`s very comon that rescue boats on ships uses them because of their solas approved engines that is very popular.
Boomeranger, Zodiac, Tiger ribs, Norsafe, Fabio Buzzi and Goldfish are also installing Steyr in some boats.
I dont know if you call it fethersteel in english but if i translate it directly from Swedish it`s fethersteel.
Wich means that the engine are very light, the 256 has a dryweight of only 322kg.
The noice of the engines are very soft and you can here the turbo sounding a little bit like a jetplane.
The only problem we have in Sweden is serviceplaces.
It`s definetly a engine i can recomend because it`s very reliable.
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