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VM 3.0 V6 Ecodiesel

This remarkably powerful and smooth engine is fitted into a wide range of European passenger cars, SUV’s and American 4 wheel drive trucks.  There are some reports of early rear main bearing  failure which damages not only the crankshaft but also the …
VM Motori SUN 2105 Flygt

VM Motori SUN 2105 FLYGT Pump

The VM Motori SUN range of air-cooled engines has endless industrial applications and one is Flygt Pumps which move large quantities of naturally draining water that accumulates in quarries or flooding etc.  The engine was collected from a quarry in Leicestershire to …
VM Motori MD704 LS

VM Motori MD704 LS Engine

This VM Motori MD704 LS engine was sent to our workshop after it was fitted into a boat and it would not start.  It transpired that the engine had been in storage for 10 years and had not been started in that …
Bucher Military Vehicle

Bucher Duro with VM Engine Problems

The vehicle came into our workshop with 2 problems. The first problem was cooling system pressurisation, the second issue was uneven running and smoking on cold start up. To determine what the problem was regarding the engine cooling problem, the cylinder heads …
VM Motori HR492 H.HT Marine Diesel Engine

VM Motori HR492 H.HT Marine Diesel Engine

After the engine pictured below suffered a major overheating situation we were asked to estimate the cost of completely overhauling this early model of a four cylinder VM marine diesel engine.  Taking into account the components that suffer damage from the severe …

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