We installed a new Vetus M4.35 in our Dufour
35 last year. So far it runs great (used it for about 200 hours now).
We decided to install a Vetus because of some features that most competitors lack, and because the engine was cheaper than a volvo
. At least the M4.35 with 32hp has:
-Four cylinders instead of three like most other engines of the same size
cooled engine cover which helps to keep the engine quiet and the engine room cool
temperature sensor and alarm
which will go off instantly if cooling
water is missing, long before the engine itself gets too hot.
-as far as i know, there is no thing like a "digital fuel
control" on this engine. But there is an electric fuel pump
. In my opinion that's a very good thing because it makes the engine self-bleeding simply by putting the control switch to the on position. I feel like it is a lot more common to have problems with air in the fuel lines than to have problems with an electric pump
-On our engine, the original Mitsubishi serial
no. is not removed. On the contrary, actually the manual shows where to find this number.
The only thing i dislike is the performance of the "115A"-Alternator. It has no external voltage sensing and charges only to 14V. I've never seen more than 60A charge current
and that goes down to about 30A quickly even when the battery
voltage is still below 14V. Shouldn't be a problem with the wiring
as we exchanged it for 70mm˛.