Hats off to Eliminator and your deep pocket customer who's bankrolling this project. It will be interesting to see if the trannies and NXT drives can take the torque and survive.
The real problem in performance boats with high performance diesel power will be costs versus benefit.
Would you give us thread readers a rough ball park of what this boat is going to cost the owner when finished, it will probably make most performance boaters reading these threads fall out of their chair!
If and when the truck and automotive industry come up with lighter more cost effective diesels there will may be a place in the industry for performance diesel boats. In the mean time its just a very select few who will want to step up for the huge dollars it takes to make these boats a production reality. Glad someone is going deep into their wallet here, it becomes a wealth of information for the rest of the industry on how it may become a production reality!
Keep the info info coming as well as some facts like the weight of the engines and such, and of course the approximate price realm of this beauty!
Ray @ Raylar
Second! pyrometer probes can handle temperatures of over 1500F. If it ever got hot enough to destroy the probe the engine would've had a meltdown first.
Third! diesel engines are real easy to destroy by over boosting or over loading. That is why a pyrometer is just about always installed. The pyrometer will give you a heads up before anything else that your heading for something bad.
I havent found much info about the max temp range for the 440,s , What temp did you have on the 440,s ?
Were the 440,s you used then ,relaiable ?
Did you broke stuff ?
What rpm did you run for long periods ?
On my old Ford F 250 ,I repaced the probe from after the turbo to pre turbo ,and saw a 250 degrees difference in temp
Before the turbo its a little hotter,its not something to overlook when on the edge.
The bolt that can be removed to install the pyro on my Yanmars are pre turbo as well.
I run the probes in my outboards powered catamaran also all the time ,and I have never lost a piece probe .
Even when I had a #5 cilinder meltdown and the piston came out the exhaust port in liquid form the molten ali sat into the exhaust port right on top of the probe .
how about a pre and a post turbo gauge?
And whatever became of the Eliminator/Audi diesel program?
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