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Old 19-10-2016, 08:07   #1
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Isuzu Marine Engine

Hello I am looking to purchase a sailboat with a Isuzu Engine. It is a 3 cylinder 40 HP engine built in approx 1978. Anyone familiar with these engines wrt reliability, and parts availability. Can't seem to find a Isuzu marine dealer anywhere in US. Thanks
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Re: Isuzu Marine Engine

Try Hamilton they carry old Isuzu parts, and can get them from Japan if needed. I can't speak to your specific engine, but I have an 80s model 6BD1, that started life as a truck engine and was converted to marine by MER out of Seattle and I love it. After a recent trip with mine including a 4BD1 for my genset, I averaged 1.875 GPH, consumption, turning the main at 1600 rpm and the genset running a blast freezer on my 10 ton hold.
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Thanks Where is Hamilton ie. city and name so I can look them up
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I am not sure, let me check and get back to you, I believe Portland, also MER out of Seattle carries some parts or used to, they are listed as Hamilton Engine, I believe. Here is their number. 800.288.6714
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Thank you Captain. I contacted Hamilton Engine in Portland and they were a great help to me. Thanks again
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You bet, I am glad, I was able to be of some help.
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