Just to clarify, there is plenty of service, this situation was different, the harness had been modified due to electrical issues and water getting into the engine compartment. I visited this boat and the only way to solve this issue due to the comprimising factors and to maintain reliability for the rest of the season was to replace all of the damaged electrical components. The panel was completely ruined and without gauges so to continue to run this way was not practical at all.Some people love them, my brother in law has one in his charterboat and beats the crap out of it and works great. The only downside is he experienced an electrical problem and no one could figure it out. I know people from Hugo stamp from Florida even came up to troubleshoot it, spent about 8K to get all new electrical cables, junction boxes and display to correct it. That worried me that service wasn't widespread, mind you regular service might be, but electronic maybe not...
Hello all, I am the territory manager for all FPT/Iveco and Deutz marine engine products here in New England. Please feel free to ask any questions about the product and dealer support networks. This is my direct responsibility. I worked for FPT/Iveco motors for the past 5.5 years in Chicago and managed the R&D test team for all North American development of combustion, ATS and mechanical reliability directly related to CNH/IH applications here in North America.Sent you a PM
This statement is not true, the block is a shared JV and the partners were always Cummins, CASE and IVECO, a.k.a. EEA or European Engine Alliance. They all shared a common base engine structure, the differed in maranization and combustion control. This is why FPT/IVECO engines were always more efficient in the fact that all of their rated power was achieved at lower rated speeds. This meant higher torque rise and lower fuel consumption. The other is considered paper power. Go ahead and look up the FPT/IVECO 480 hp @ 3000 rpm and compare to the 480 hp @ 3400 rpm of Cummins. You will see.the older iveco's were cummins 5.9s. The newer ones are FIAT's.
Hello Friend! Yes, gladly.Peter, Glad you found the site. Can you tell us about sales and service in Maine ? How about new england ?
Hello, IVECO stands for Industrial Vehicle Company. IVECO is now Fiat Powertrain Technologies and a part of FIAT Industrial brands, being Case New Holland and International Harvester of North America, FPT and Iveco Truck of Europe. FIAT owns many different manufacturers now and is a major global presence. The FPT Marine product has done very well in North America over the past 8 years and was a reliable product in the past when it was AIFO and IVECO Marine in the 80's and 90's. The Fabio Buzzi uses nothing but FPT Marine engines in his high speed endurance race boats due to the engineering competency and overall performance and reliability of the FPT Marine product (once known as IVECO Motors). AIFO stood for Apllication Industrial FIAT OM.What can you tell me about them. I've never heard of them(I'm new to diesels).