All very good points, and the Yanmars, as I have said, have treated me very well. After twenty... years of working on diesels, repair and parts
availability are not things I take lightly, however, regardless of the brand, searching for a factory authorized repair facility is not very practical in most of the destinations that are of interest to me. As for the more power from the same displacement school
, as I am sure you know, a lot of power can be developed out of a 500 or 700 cc engine
, without a problem if the operater has some understanding of how to run it.
Back when, a lot of us ran 1693 CATs in our trucks, turned up to 500 plus hp. They would last some drivers 300,000, and others a million. By this I am putting a lot of the responsibility of engine
life on the operater.
Considering power to weight, and just as importantly, power to displacement
on naturally aspirated engine, Lombardinis fall into the realm of all of their competetors.
And Pat, I am set on the ym20 as my other choice, but I sure would like to talk with someone who has run one of these things.