Peninsula diesel engine

moetuna

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How about this one, 300 hp Peninsula diesel engine . Great motor ? not ? thanks
 

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How about this one, 300 hp Peninsula diesel engine . Great motor ? not ? thanks

They are just to hard to fix. No parts available & their design was not up to par. If you are buying a boat stick to the big guns:
CAT
Cummins
Volvo
Yanmar
John Deer

Parts for the big five are never an issue
 
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They are just to hard to fix. No parts available & their design was not up to par. If you are buying a boat stick to the big guns:
CAT
Cummins
Volvo
Yanmar
John Deer

Parts for the big five are never an issue

Good pick up yes a great motor post was corrected.

Thanks CaptLarry, I was getting a little nervous as one of the boats I am looking at has a John Deere, and I hear nothing but good things about them, other then the 500 hp ones leak oil.
 

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Thanks CaptLarry, I was getting a little nervous as one of the boats I am looking at has a John Deere, and I hear nothing but good things about them, other then the 500 hp ones leak oil.

Keep in mind that the big FIVE make motors for trucks, boats, commercial gennys & heavy equipment so they will be around a long time. Plus on resale you have a leg up. I cannot rate the big five in order but if I was buying a boat I would put them in this order:

Cummins
Yanmar
CAT
JD
Volvo

Just my order of preference in the size of the boat you are looking at. But all good power
 
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