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Old 20-06-2009, 18:02   #1
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Has someone had any experience with 13 hp drofin diesel engines ?
this one is older model i recon unknown hrs but starts well. any thing to look out for ?, tell tale signs of ware or common problems? . any good or bad feed back will be appreciated.
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The Drofin (12M) 12.5 HP two cylinder raw water cooled diesel inboard was built using an alloy-based material, making it one of the first purpose-built marine engines.

Drofin 12 m - Renault 16 RC engine
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The drofin was a popular engine for many yachts built during the early eighties in the east coast of WA. I had one on my previous yacht and had no problems with it whatsoever, the anodes are standard but the parts can be hard to come by. I found a company on the east coast of Aust that was able to supply parts so if you do a few web searches you will come with others also able to supply parts, although most suppliers are in Italy. I actually sent an email to one and they would supply parts via mail.

My Drofin started first time every time, and showed no signs of any trouble!
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Thanks ,Gord. Thanks Tim88
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There is an outfit in England that I have gotten parts from....I will try to find the name and post it.
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Jim, you can get anything Drofin from Access in cheltenham, at a price appropriate to Italian marine - aint that a double whammy? Maybe I'm still sore from a nasty experience on ducati, but the engineering of the fuel pump (my only fault so far) is awful. The uplift pressure drives the non-return valve out of its seat and the housing can't be peened over. PS, is there an engine still for sale? I need to rebuild mine, a spare is tempting. GK 0438684318
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Jim, you can get anything Drofin from Access in cheltenham, at a price appropriate to Italian marine - aint that a double whammy? Maybe I'm still sore from a nasty experience on ducati, but the engineering of the fuel pump (my only fault so far) is awful. The uplift pressure drives the non-return valve out of its seat and the housing can't be peened over. PS, is there an engine still for sale? I need to rebuild mine, a spare is tempting. GK 0438684318
Hi Driftwood , no engine for sale it was in a boat that was for sale.

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