Forgot your password? Or sign in with one of these services. My search for a replacement boat has led me to look at a boat with a Beta JD3 3 cylinder? My current boat has the modern Beta 43hp 4-cylinder engine.
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Back in the s pleasureboat diesel engine were considered high-revving if they reached rpm. Unlike the current mhp or metric horsepower favoured by European and Japanese engine manufacturers, which equals These produced torque figures closer to what a 30 to 40bhp diesel develops than their stated outputs. The only drawback was their massive weight relative to output, but then an engine should always be judged on its torque output rather than maximum power. UK-based Beta Marine has long been manufacturing a range of naturally-aspirated Beta diesel engines, based on Kubota and Iveco engines. These normally develop maximum power from to rpm depending on the output and are all freshwater heat exchanger cooled with conventional fuel injection systems of no more than bar psi. But the Beta JD3 diesel engine is a throwback to the days when torque was way more important than maximum bhp, something that a nerd like me can really appreciate!
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