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Old 12-10-2017, 10:59 PM   #21
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mystery solved by American diesel on a Sunday evening .that's awesome service. it's a little of both. see below .thanks to all.

Tim:

You are looking at an American Diesel 6N136 diesel.* It is a Ford 2725E that we marinized and sold to the boat builder in the 1980s. Parts are readily available for this unit and many of the external parts are interchangeable with the Lehman 6D380-120.* The internal parts are the same as those used on the Lehman SP135.

When Bob designed the 6N136, he wanted to improve upon the Lehman 120 platform and as such, you will see that the oil filter is in the up-right position on a riser with only two oil lines.* In addition, the engine oil cooler is in the fresh water circuit to allow the oil to get to temperature more quickly and to remove the need to service that cooler.*

We are attaching the spare parts list for this engine along with a few images.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.

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P.O. Box 1838,* 101 American Drive
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:48 AM   #22
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Looks like a 120 to me - here's mine.
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mystery solved by American diesel on a Sunday evening .that's awesome service. it's a little of both. see below .thanks to all.

Tim:

You are looking at an American Diesel 6N136 diesel.* It is a Ford 2725E that we marinized and sold to the boat builder in the 1980s. Parts are readily available for this unit and many of the external parts are interchangeable with the Lehman 6D380-120.* The internal parts are the same as those used on the Lehman SP135.

When Bob designed the 6N136, he wanted to improve upon the Lehman 120 platform and as such, you will see that the oil filter is in the up-right position on a riser with only two oil lines.* In addition, the engine oil cooler is in the fresh water circuit to allow the oil to get to temperature more quickly and to remove the need to service that cooler.*

We are attaching the spare parts list for this engine along with a few images.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.

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P.O. Box 1838,* 101 American Drive
Kilmarnock, Virginia, 22482
Phone: 804 / 435-3107*
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I would gladly pay a premium for FL parts to keep American Diesel viable. Their knowledge of these engines is encyclopedic and service to owners is above and beyond. For those of us who depend on these venerable, red workhorses, “we won’t know what we’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”
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I would gladly pay a premium for FL parts to keep American Diesel viable. Their knowledge of these engines is encyclopedic and service to owners is above and beyond. For those of us who depend on these venerable, red workhorses, “we won’t know what we’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”
Don't worry about the premium, you are definitely paying it.

So am I and I agree it is worth it.
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Don't worry about the premium, you are definitely paying it.
Right you are . . . and gladly. The word “would” didn’t really belong in my last post.

Like you, I think, I prefer to support folks who support and provide value to the boating community.
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Right you are . . . and gladly. The word “would” didn’t really belong in my last post.

Like you, I think, I prefer to support folks who support and provide value to the boating community.
well, I will confess I wasnt happy about the 2 bolts for $40 (half shipping).... could have purchased the same locally for less than $1 a piece.....probably a freak situation.

but $38 for some of the advice was a bargain...

and in fairness, on other projects they told me to just buy the bolt locally and told me exactly what to buy.
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I've never owned a Lehman, but I know people who do/have and have had dealings with American Diesel. Every comment I've ever heard about them has been extremely positive. They know that engine inside and out and can diagnose problems over the phone better than a lot of mechanics can sitting in your engine room.
If I ever own a Lehman powered boat, I would make it a point to visit them at least once a year to buy something, just so they know my face and name. They are only about 25 miles from my marina.
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