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Old 05-19-2015, 11:45 PM   #5
Tidahapah
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City: Mooloolaba
Country: Australia
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Vessel Model: Bert Ellis Timber motor cruiser
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Yes they all vary , depending on use and care.
My mate has 20,000 hrs on each of his Scania mains and they are going well , just blow the slightest smoke on start up . These engines have been working for 25 years.
Spoke with a cray fisherman down in Tassie a couple of months ago and he said he had just done the injectors on his Gardner 6LXB as she had 53000 hrs up and he was planing to use the boat as a cruiser now that he had retired.
And as stated by MYTraveler all his points are valid.
One of the reasons it is nice to have a slow reving naturally aspirated engine.
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