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  1. #1

    Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    Just curious there is a boat we may be interested in that has a pair of them.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    Italian luxury car manufacturer founded in 1900......

    I would make sure parts are readily available.
    1978 53' Motor Yacht "LADY KAY V"
    Hull number 524
    Chesapeake Bay
    https://ladykay.blog/lady-kay-v/

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    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    There were quite a few sportfish repowers done in Delaware/Maryland awhile back with those things, don't think they worked out for anyone. What I remember is they made tons of HP, leaked oil worse than a 2 stroke DD. What I don't remember is if they were reliable, bu I doubt it. .

    After the Italian diesels came the Korean MANs, can't remember what they're called, recollection is they were okay.
    CRICKET
    1966 HAT50C101
    Purchased 1985 12v71Ns
    Repowered 1989 with 8v92TI
    Repowered 2001 with 3406E

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    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    Quote Originally Posted by oscarvan View Post
    Italian luxury car manufacturer founded in 1900......

    I would make sure parts are readily available.
    I found their website, I guess a good test is to email them and ask about their engines.

    There motto plastered all over the website is "customer satisfaction" so I will email and see if they can provide some fuel consumption spec's etc. Should be a good test of "customer satisfaction"!

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    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket View Post
    There were quite a few sportfish repowers done in Delaware/Maryland awhile back with those things, don't think they worked out for anyone. What I remember is they made tons of HP, leaked oil worse than a 2 stroke DD. What I don't remember is if they were reliable, bu I doubt it. .

    After the Italian diesels came the Korean MANs, can't remember what they're called, recollection is they were okay.
    That doesn't sound good, maybe why their were no pic's of the engine room.... hmmm

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    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Quinn View Post
    I found their website, I guess a good test is to email them and ask about their engines.

    There motto plastered all over the website is "customer satisfaction" so I will email and see if they can provide some fuel consumption spec's etc. Should be a good test of "customer satisfaction"!
    I just sent an inquiry to them regarding the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 engines. Tick Tock I will post any reply.

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    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    you might want to check into service and parts availability
    Mis b' havin
    1972 58 yachtfish
    58yf352
    pass christian, ms.

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    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    you might want to check into service and parts availability
    I sent an email to the company in Italy, should be interesting if I get a reply!

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    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    Sometimes it hard to get parts for current mainstream marine diesel engines. Is Alitalia still flying??
    CRICKET
    1966 HAT50C101
    Purchased 1985 12v71Ns
    Repowered 1989 with 8v92TI
    Repowered 2001 with 3406E

  10. #10

    Re: Has any one heard of the Isotta Fraschini VD800/1800 diesel engine (1600 hp)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket View Post
    Is Alitalia still flying??
    After they peed away all the money Etihad dumped in to them they were re-nationalized by the Italian government last March so as not to leave the country without an airline as Italy Air, in spite of investment by Qatar, has stopped flying.

    Damn shame to see two out of the ME3 lose money here. Not.
    1978 53' Motor Yacht "LADY KAY V"
    Hull number 524
    Chesapeake Bay
    https://ladykay.blog/lady-kay-v/

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