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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Wilesco D3  Reply with quote

Hi I have always been tempted to purchase a D3 but all I hear is bad reports about these engines. Are these engines really that bad and has anyone on the forum got one of these D3s..Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very low end, stick to D10 and above, in my view
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Wilesco D3 Reply with quote

Thanks Mike for your honesty it's nice to have forum members to point us new ones in the right direction..Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The D3 makes a good boat engine Very Happy


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Wilesco D3 Reply with quote

Mamod Collector wrote:
The D3 makes a good boat engine Very Happy



I must admit it does look a nice boat engine along with the wood cladding.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a bit lightweight and flimsy though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one given, the previous owner couldn't get it to run.
I've stuck a bix burner under it and it still only runs for a few seconds but I know of other people who have them and have no problems.
D10's and above are good engines but don't forget, the little D5/6 is also a very good runner,  Very Happy

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