PSA engines in unusual places

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PSA engines in unusual places

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I was just wondering if anyone had come across PSA engines in not so usual places.

I'm thinking of the following scenario's really:

Generator / Pumps / Boat / Canal barge etc

Probably with XUD's to be honest as they are such reliable workhorses and simple to maintain.


I did hear there was a series 2 Landrover with an XUD in it, but I've never seen a picture (and the bay is not that easy to make one fit I would guess)

But anyway any info on unusual places for these engines is always interesting to learn. :D
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Saw one used in a Scrapheap Challenge creation once...

Also, one was used in a very unlikely car once. It was in one of the classic magazines. I fancy it was an Austin A35!
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I discovered a few days ago that PSA engines were used in Lancias, courtesy of a bit of paper contained within the cambelt kit for my Coupe.

Not that unusual I'll grant you, but it surprised me.
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Post by HDI Dave »

Seems popular with off roaders,specially Lada Nivas:

http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.c ... read=61241

Few in boats as well,quick search, xud boat!

http://www.leomagill.co.uk/

^^^ project puggit at left side
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I was seriously contemplating a pair of them in a boat, running WVO, and fish about that need frying ;)
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Post by spider »

HDI Dave wrote: Few in boats as well,quick search, xud boat!

http://www.leomagill.co.uk/

^^^ project puggit at left side
Interesting to see two of them. Must cause a few sync issues maybe. Although they had two meaty looking marine units in before.

I would of (thought) one good XUD9 would of been enough to drive two propellers but I have no real idea really about boats, perhaps just fabricating it to one power source (two props) would of been difficult) although twin engines does seem a lot really.

Interesting to see anyway, although I would of used the later thermostat fuel filter / heater units myself for simplicity and slightly less plumbing, although that's probably me being picky. :D


Would love to hear of any more unusual places for these units too.
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Post by Kowalski »

spider wrote: Interesting to see two of them. Must cause a few sync issues maybe. Although they had two meaty looking marine units in before.

I would of (thought) one good XUD9 would of been enough to drive two propellers but I have no real idea really about boats, perhaps just fabricating it to one power source (two props) would of been difficult) although twin engines does seem a lot really.

Interesting to see anyway, although I would of used the later thermostat fuel filter / heater units myself for simplicity and slightly less plumbing, although that's probably me being picky. :D
The original engines were a pair of marinised BMC 2.5 litre diesels, I'd guess that the XUDs were as powerful if not more powerful, but still you'd need a pair of them to match the old engines.

When you marinise an engine, you've got to replace radiators with some other means of cooling, radiators need big openings in the hull which is a way to get lots of water into your boat in heavy seas. You can either go raw water cooled (run sea water through your engine block) or have a separate cooling circuit and a heat exchanger. Raw water cooling needs an engine made of materials that can tolerate salt water, I don't think the XUD will tolerate raw water cooling so you can't use its thermostat and really you need a heat exchanger.

The other thing you'll see fabricated is a water cooled exhaust, exhausts get hot and glass fibre hulls don't like heat that much! Water cooled exhausts typically just inject water into the exhaust close to the manifold and then have a swan neck or other water trap, they can be fairly quiet without having any silencer at all.
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Post by spider »

I recently heard there's a Willys MB Jeep with an XUD around but I've yet to see any evidence of it as I suspect it might be a bit long.

I suppose it would make sense as its about the same power output compared to its original large-ish sidevalve (!) engine. Not sure how gearing / torque output would be.
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Post by Gibbo2286 »

That old Willis jeep was a thirsty bugger, in work use you were lucky to get 16 mpg out of it.