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Old 15-03-2012, 15:18   #1
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Perkins Perama 50HP

Does anyone have or have experience with the Perkins Perama 50HP diesel marine engine? I beleive they have overhead camshafts.
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Re: Perkins Perama 50HP

Is this the Perkins labeled engine that had an OHC and a rubber drive belt? I think Italian made...?
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Re: Perkins Perama 50HP

yup we have what do you want to know?
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Old 15-03-2012, 20:33   #4
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Re: Perkins Perama 50HP

I HAD the Prima 60. Parts are expensive and hard to get. They leak oil like a sieve. It let me down too many times. They are also overrated and do not produce the claimed horsepower. It is a high RPM diesel (like 4000).

I repowered.
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Further research in Diesel Mechanis forum has me convinced to sty away from the PRIMA s some say worst enging of all perkins.
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Save yourself the headache and get Yanmar.
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Deutz will be better.
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Re: Perkins Perama 50HP

in fact its a VP MD22 engine and yes they had oil seal probs and you can get parts that are not expensive
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Re: Perkins Perama 50HP

Perkins M50 now 21 years old. Fantastic engine apart from the overhead camshaft, once you master changing the timing belt.
Have just rebuilt injector pump at a cost of $900, most expensive thing we have ever had to do on it.
Well maintained and regularly serviced by us, never had any outside mechanic in over 12 years.
I know that this engine gets slagged off regularly but honestly we are more than happy with ours.
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