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Old 04-07-2006, 05:30   #1
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Lombardini Engines

anyone have any experience with Lombardini engines especially the 1404, their weaknesses and strong points.
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:04   #2
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Weakneses,
Italian, one outlet for parts and few service centers in the US, marine that is.

Strong points,
Inexpensive

For a reliable engine stick with the big three; Yanmar, Westerbeke/Universal, Beta
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Old 04-07-2006, 20:38   #3
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I have not been able to locate it, but I asked the same question some time back. The responses convinced me to go the conventional route, and I purchased a Yanmar (coincidentally, from Pat). I have heard no bad reviews, and I was considering the lighter weight of the Lomardini for a multihull, but the lack of comments leads me to believe that parts will be very difficult to find.
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Have had a Lombardini 1404 on the Cat since 2006 , never had any problems , very very economical . And spares , either get in Singapore , or have Lombardini send them direct from the factory in less than a week .
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While living in NZ I owned a Ferrari orchard tracker with a Lombardini air cooled engine. Parts where almost impossible. The engine worked at high revs and very high compression. It was very reliable. I could not fault the engineering.
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