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Old 30-11-2015, 01:50   #1
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Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

After 2 months of searching I finally discovered what engine I have. Now hopefully I will be able to learn something about it without blowing it up. The installation is somewhat of a hybrid. I think the original installation (Ferrymann sp?) included a heat exchanger for a hot water system. Therefore it took over a month before I discovered a second impeller that was causing the overheat. The main problem is, there is no manual for the engine and everything is exploratory surgery. I am sure it needs anodes replaced but where are they? That is just one of many items. Previous owner(s) ran 15w 40 when streight 40, 30 or 20 is specified for the 284. If anyone has any experience with this engine please, please, please get in touch with me. Thanks in advance.
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Old 30-11-2015, 02:02   #2
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Re: Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

Try searching for a DM286 - Results most likely in Italian.
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Old 30-11-2015, 06:09   #3
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???? Might be worth a look:





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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 03:03 am: [wd2-860] ... is a Wisconsin Diesel Engine. It is the same as a Ducati Diesel but seems to have been assembled in the US in the 60's. You will probably find all the fixings are metric and the piston has the Italian word 'VOLANO'(flywheel) and a arrow on it. Fuel parts are Bosch and some parts are tha same as Lombardini engines. We run a user group to help with Manuals and parts:
https://groups.google.com/group/Ducatidieselengine
or email me: ducatidieselengine@gmail.com
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Re: Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, JLS.
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Re: Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

DUCATI (Wisconsin WD)




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Re: Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

Better search name:-


Ducati Industriale Diesel - Ducati Motore Industriale DM 286 HD
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Re: Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

Dang! I've been riding Ducati motorcycles for years and didn't even know that they made a diesel.

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Re: Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

If you go on internet you'll find a dealer in Wisconsin. Good luck!
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Re: Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

I can only comment on the oil used but you will probably find the reason they recommended straight 30 or 40 oil is because that was all that was around when the engine was first produced. 15w-40 is a more advanced oil, flows easier( thereby getting to the bearings faster) when the engine is cold which is when most engine wear occurs, but still is the same viscosity when hot as the straight 40. Had the same recommendation for our 1980 Yanmar but I use 15w-40 currently & will probably go to 5w-50 when my current stock is finished as we have a lot of short runs just getting in & out of the marina.
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Re: Anyone have a manual for or familiar with a Ducati 286 diesel?

I've seem some old diesels start to leak when changing to multi vis oil.
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