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Old 02-29-2016, 09:32 AM   #9
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Originally Posted by Hawgwash View Post
Saw a really nice setup; twin 1980 4 cylinder, turboed, John Deere Luggers.
Not sure that color/brand of a 36 year old engine matters. Hope is what it is all about, hope they were serviced right and hope they last for another year or two. Comparing a brand of today vs yesteryear is no different with diesels than gas engines. Compare a small block Chevy V8 today vs offerings from the twilight zone,

The addition of turbos to these old engines is not necessarily a positive sign as this means run at higher RPMs to enjoy the 25% HP increase benefits.

If access for possible engine removal is easy then it may be a vessel worth considering. As Ted mentions, balance shaft equipped would be a question to get answered.
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