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Old 01-07-2013, 16:24   #1
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Leyland Diesel marine engines

Hi Folks,

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.

Glenn

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...
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Old 01-07-2013, 16:36   #2
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Re: Leyland Diesel marine engines

I suspect you'll find a little more information if you look for it as a BMC 2.2 (I think that is the same engine). These were further marinis(z?)ed by Thorneycroft, Tempest, and Newage.

I haven't seen one in many years, so someone else will have to answer as to current parts availability, but they are simple, rugged, and pretty easy to work on.
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We have a Thorneycroft on Sea Trek III, our maintenance manual is for a Landrover engine. Essentially we have had no issues other than servicing and I recently checked and parts are readily available. Good tough engine in our experience!
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:35   #4
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Re: Leyland Diesel marine engines

Your input is reassuring - We will probably rebuilt the port engine and service the starboard one. I had a Landrover Defender when I lived in Coffs Harbour, Australia and I could not have been happier with it, so if there is brand heritage there, it is a good thing in my mind. Thanks again.
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Re: Leyland Diesel marine engines

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Hi Folks,

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.

Glenn

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...
more likely leyland engines maranised by Welcome to Lancing Marine

ford /leyland parts redily available for the engines,as fitted to ford transit vans.
all added marinisation parts readily available from lancing marine,will ship asap globally
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