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Old 04-05-2012, 21:40   #1
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Source of Pisces/Isuzu manuals and parts?

I just bought a trimaran with an older Pisces marinized version of the Isuzu 3AB1 3-cyl 40hp industrial diesel.

Apparently the Pisces line was marketed by Fiskar of Costa Mesa but is no longer being produced. Does anyone have a lead on manuals (I have a manual on the 3AB1 but nothing on the transmission or heat exchangers)?

A source of parts would also be nice.
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Re: Source of Pisces/Isuzu manuals and parts?

Have you tried Isuzu?
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Re: Source of Pisces/Isuzu manuals and parts?

Isuzu Pisces Diesel Engine Manuals:

Operators ➥ http://www.fujiyachts.net/manuals/Pi...r%20Manual.pdf

Workshop ➥ http://www.fujiyachts.net/manuals/Is...p%20Manual.pdf

Partshttp://www.fujiyachts.net/manuals/Pi...%20Catalog.pdf
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:01   #4
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Re: Source of Pisces/Isuzu manuals and parts?

I was given name of Isuzu shop in SoCal, but he's strictly Isuzu on the industrial side; I will be in touch for filters, gaskets, etc.

What I really need is more info on the Pisces marinization side. The factory-authorized types seem leery of marine conversions.
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Re: Source of Pisces/Isuzu manuals and parts?

Also looking for the parts manual for this engine Isuzu diesel 3AB1.

It mas Marinised by Pisces but the numbers quoted in the Pisces parts manual are not recognised by Isuzu.

The local Isuzu dealer wants over $100 for the manual so I thought I would see if anyone has a copy they were willing to part with.

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Re: Source of Pisces/Isuzu manuals and parts?

Update on this thread:

When we were in the yard in San Diego, I was referred to a diesel mechanic (Vince Balch) who estimated $5000 for a new transmission plys labor, and sold me a "sweet little Volvo" he had in his shop, a 2003T. It failed by Ensenada; I went on craigslist and found a tired 2003 (30hp) to drop in. Nothing but trouble since.

A mechanic in La Paz later informed me that while he hated Volvo's for their parts cost, the ZF/Hurth transmissions used by Pisces were notoriously weak and troublesome, and now that I am preparing to install a Perkins 4-108 he suggests I use the transmission from my Volvo. He prefers their 'cone' clutch mechanism, and the overall quality.

The other issue is that my problems started when previous owner replaced the 7-degree angled transmission with a straight (off-center) unit, and failed to mount it correctly; the Volvo also required some cutting/shaping of the mounting frames to make it work. Apparently down-angle transmissions are rare, and most installations accept an amount of tilt; this seems wrong, in terms of oil starvation in large seas. I guess you just keep it topped off.
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