I work at a welding supply store and we carry or welders to Atlanta to be worked on. We I was up there last Friday I seen a engine drive welder with a tiny two cylinder diesel...it was something that started with a r and was italian but made by Deutz. Tim
I had one on an irrigation well and it got retired at about 20,000 hours. By then it was shot. But that is a lot of hours to run. I have a 4 banger in a tractor and it runs cheap. They will use some oil all through out there life. They say about 1% of the fuel, and that is about right. If you were getting a new one nothing to be afraid of. Used ?????? All you need to do is keep the cooling fins clean. They are a bit expensive to work on. Kurt
I have driven a couple of Deutz aircooled vehicles (MAN KAT 4x4, 6x6). The larger engines (12L and up) are pretty tough. I think working on them is pretty simple as well. The noise is an issue, it sounds a bit like an APU on a Jet, scares the heck out of pedestrians.
Technically they are all oil cooled as they have an oil cooler, however that's just a small radiator. I know the small engines are known to be bullet proof and you can even buy some filters in your local NAPA store (I have purchased filters for a 17L Tatra 930 at my local NAPA store using a cross reference). You just have to shop a little more and be persistant. Most people are like Who is Deutz ? not knowing they make diesels for everything from equipment to Gensets, trucks, to marine.
I think Ford had an air cooled Deutz in the 70's and 80's. I didn't know GM had one as well. Too bad they hadn't stuck with it instead of the worthless 6.2L of the 80's with the two bolt main. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bleh.gif[/img] Too bad this one is such a wreck, would make an interesting collectors piece.
The air cooled Deutz's (912-913 series being the most common) are noiser than an oil or water cooled one due to no jackets. They are tanks though, and will run forever when maintained properly.
The oil cooled ones (1011 series most common) had some issues early on, mostly timing belts and head gaskets, but in the long run have proven themselves to be a pretty good engine.
Over the past 20 yerars we have had thousands in our fleet. It is still the engine of choice when we can get it in equipment, and will be for a long time. Parts are easy, your fiendly local Deutz dealer can help you, and if not we ship [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
99 F250/PSD/SC/6Spd/chipped/K&N Lovin life
2004 F250/6.0/CC/Auto... Not exactly loving life anymore, gave back to momma ford..
2005 F350SRW/6.0/CC/Auto/FX4... OOPS, I left it on his lot. NO tolerance for stealers that try and screw me..
06 F350SRW/6.0/Auto.CC/LWB/4x4 ordered 5/4/05.. VIN recieved 5/17/05. Truck on the dealers floor 6/15/05
5/18/07 49k FLAWLESS miles.. I love this truck
11/17/07: 59k miles: EGR hiccup.. Still love this truck
12/14/09: 95k HARD working Miles.. Front cover puked water, dropped off at dealer, part backordered.. Still love this truck
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