Yea, what he said..
Originally Posted by Cotemar
The Helia 44 comes standard with the Volvo Penta D2-40 engines and 130S sail drives.
My recommendation would be to go with the Volvo Penta D2-55
engines with folding props
, This would allow you to motor
with just one engine.
D2-55 - Engine range : Volvo Penta
I am an Owner of a three year old Helia 44 AVALON
, a few Topics here... Further to what he said, You can have quite a lot of confidence in these engines as they are overbuilt.. I had discussions last week with the Engineers of Volvo
. The 75 HP is the Turbo version of this motor, but they said the same motor. So this D2-55 is the turbo version with better rings and pistons and stronger lower end, same engine without the Turbo, means it is an under rated stronger engine. These D2-55's should be a 10,000 hour engine and more... Do your maintenance
and you are unlikely to outlive the engine...
My three year old engines are at 750 hours.. They had their break in valve adjust at 500 hours, also remember to do that.
Further Tip: Add the lubricant TC-W3 to add lubricity to the ULSD as our ULSD diesel
is very dry and lacking all lubricity. It will add further life to the top end.. It is the lubricant they add to high horsepower gas race
engines (petrol) but it works very well in diesels at 200-1 or 250 to 1.. It has been in use for diesels for over 10 years, and on laboratory tests it ranks 7th in the world. Amsoil Synthetic diesel
lube ranks 9th. TC-W3 is good for the engines, just not good on DPF exhaust
vehicles with SCR or AddBlue.. Our boat diesels are clean, straight, standard exhaust
, none of that EPA stuff so the TC-W3 lubes the top end, injection pump, injectors, valves, and rings: Could double their life due to the low lubricity of the dry ULSD we get...
Kind regards, Helia 44, AVALON