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Old 10-20-2014, 02:58 AM   #3
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Be aware!

Base engines were made by VM Motori in Italy.
I do not know how they behaved as car engines. As BMW marine engines they have a reputation of having an inferior cooling system. Base engine has a cast iron block with aluminum heads that will fail when heat stressed.

I have a friend who had one of these in his previous boat. He could not get the engine to run properly. After numerous attempts to find the source of the problem, it turned out one cylinder head was cracked and another was warped causing at least two cylinders not be doing their job.
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