This is the 3d time I have typed this. Site monitor I hate the n$@n% censor. You have zapped me three times and I ain't never cussed in my life til now! Any way....The DEUTZ air cooled engine is world renown for its fuel efficient, long life, low maintenance and high performance. However it has probably been oversold in the area of it is not a NO maintenance power plant. It must be kept clean and adjusted and kept leak free as All engines. Yes you can overhaul it mostly from the top w_o lifting the eng or removing the pan. You can work on only one cyl. that say gaulds a piston. You will never throw a fan through a radiator to the tune of a couple of thou....like a liquid cooled. Generally a well maintained Deutz will have a life of nearly twice that of a liquid cooled but the cost to overhaul is nearly twice the price so it is a wash so to speak. Speaking of washing...I have a r50 with over 3000 hours on it and have had no eng probs at all. I wash out All coolers between crops, corn - beans- wheat. Takes about 30 mins to do an excellent job. There is a plate behind the turbo that needs to be removed and cleaned behind once a season on the BFl913C 6 cly. The 513 V8 takes a little longer as you need to remove the top air breather and sheet metal to really do it right. There are super success stories and some not so successful stories about,...just like EVERY other eng brand. We once put a new salvage engine in a tractor direct form cummins... now where do you suppose they got a new salvage engine..IJIJIJIJIJIJ These engines especially the 6 cly BFl913C are about at their max hp. Don't turn the pump screw much above the highest r52 factory setting and expect the same engine life..Instead read the posts below and do the mod - uh- upgrades to reduce the required HP and strain to make those old Gleamers run like the new ones can...and you can make them better too.....!!!!!
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