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boysclub09
boysclub09

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:43pm

Post Subject: Deutz 65 hp enfine

Have you heard any views or any experience of this make of engine?

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:41pm

Post Subject: Deutz 65 hp enfine

I have no experience but have looked at their website. Unfortunately I do not know the model number so I must be general in my comments. First of all this is way too large for a narrowboat so we must assume you are thinking about some type of barge. Next both the units listed under the marine section in that power range are air cooled and unless you can ensure a more than adequate cool air supply to the engine (room?) AND leak free cooling air exhaust ducting. You should also understand that any air cooled engine will not benefit from the sound dampening properties of the water jacket so is likely to be noisier that a water cooled equivalent. On the other hand they can operate at higher temperatures so may have a little better fuel consumption. I note from the website there is reference to "electronic control" and this would also make me wary because it may require more test equipment than a typical boater (or engineer) has to cure faults. The make seem to be popular with operators of things like 8 wheel tippers and some specialist vehicles so I expect it to be robust. However I am not so sure about things like gearboxes on third party marinisations. Over to our readers, but I doubt there are many owners of that engine out there. It may be an idea to talk to the Barge Association because they are far more likely to use engines of this power. Tony Brooks

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 6:50pm

Post Subject: Deutz 65 hp enfine

Steve, Just in case that HP is a mistake and this is an engine in an existing narrowboat. At the Crick Show today I was asked about a twin cylinder Deutz in a narrowboat on brokerage a bit south of Braunston. My conversation with the potential purchaser revealed that there may well be a cooling issue with the installation in that particular boat and very experienced breakdown engineers, from the national company, I was with had never attended a similar engine. They also said they would not have a clue where to get spares from. If this is a new engine then the engine specific spares should be more readily available, but if its an old two cylinder engine be very careful that you know a source of engine spares. Tony Brooks

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