I have just tried for 2 hours on the 'net to get some info' on Leyland 2200 diesel marine
engines. I am looking to buy a boat (70' motorsailer
built in New Zealand
in 1990) which has 2 such engines, and they have been slightly neglected over the last 6 or so years.
The seller is trying to get them into operable condition, but I am weary about whether these engines are going to be a nuisance to service
and maintain, due to their rarity.
I have found the collective knowledge of forum contributors to be truly helpful. Does our community have any feedback on these engines? I am hesitant to purchase
the vessel if I have to replace engines due to lack of service
components for the original equipment
. Cost of engine
replacement might also be a deal breaker.
Any feedback is much appreciated.
PS: I grew up in Rhodesia, and Leyland cars were well know, and somehow respected - I learned to drive on an Morris Oxford in the early 1970s - but marine
engines in 2013??? Mmmm...