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Jeeez! Is it maritime?
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Yes, it's for tankers or container ships I think. There's a 14 cylinder version as well. I love the torque and hp figures........that's just huge engineering!!!
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'Even at its most efficient power setting, the big 14 consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour'

So just like a TZD then? :D


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I do love that.
A proper oil burner!

Detroit made some fantastic engines, our old Scammell and later the Bedford wreckers has the V10 two-stroke, sounded like the devil belching!
Fuel consumption was appaling, but jeez it was awesome.
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The whole thing is bigger than a turbine in a power station. It's bloomin huge! I mean, does it have 'injectors' or funnels? A fuel pump or just a header tank???

And Billy my man, even a TZD doesnt drink that many gallons! In fact, being in 'very sad' mode, (and I really mean pathetic type sad) it'll take nearly 13 years to use as many gallons in a TZD at average yearly mileage as that thing does in an hour!

It's just madness!!!
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