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Old 10-20-2019, 12:55 PM   #10
gsholz
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There is more to the 8.2 engine issues than "dock talk". They can be OK in trawler operation at low loads but do not last at higher loads. One of the reasons is the open deck design of the 8.2 block. The cylinders are free standing and fret against the head under higher loads. In addition, only 10 head bolts provide insufficient clamping force even after they were upgraded to 15mm. Compare that to a 3208NA block with a closed deck and 18 head bolts per head. And the 3208 is not known for head gasket longevity at higher outputs either.
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