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2003 Engines Preview - Nissan/Tohatsu
Engines — Capt. Ken Kreisler, Capt. Patrick Sciacca, and Elizabeth Ginns

2003 Engines Preview

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The news from Nissan/Tohatsu, which offer the same marine motors but just under different brands, is that a pair of direct-injection 40-hp two-strokes is joining their lineup of TLDI (Two stroke, Low pressure, Direct Injection) 90-, 70-, and 50-hp models. According to Nissan/Tohatsu the TLDI system breaks up the fuel into microscopic droplets and positions the resulting plume in the right location inside the combustion chamber. The result is said to be an optimized burn and reduced emissions. All three-cylinder engines weigh 210 pounds and have power trim and an 18.5-amp alternator. Phone: (972) 323-6003.,

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