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2001 Engine Preview Page 22

Engine Overview
Engines — By the PMY staff

Diesels —
Yanmar
2001 Engine Preview


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The midrange diesel market just got more interesting, thanks to the addition of Yanmar's 6CXM-GTE3, an uprated version of its 465-hp 6CXM-GTE. Rated at 500 hp at 2900 rpm (the 465-hp version is rated at 2800 rpm), this 7.4-liter in-line six weighs just 1,852 pounds without gear, providing a weight-to-horsepower ratio of just 3.7 lbs/hp. It's also compact, coming in at about 4'11" L by 2'10" W by 3'3" H. As with the less-powerful version, which will remain in the line, the GTE3 has a dry Holset turbocharger and 14.7:1 compression ratio. In fact, the only significant differences between the two engines are cylinder head and exhaust valve alloys,  intercooler, fuel-transfer pump, and injection nozzle orifices. Oh, and despite the photo, the GTE3 will be the first Yanmar painted white, instead of the familiar gray. Yanmar has also just announced that its warranty will be fully transferable.

Yanmar (847) 541-1900. Fax: (847) 808-6968. www.yanmar.com.

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This article originally appeared in the May 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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