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Past Engines

Shown below are some of the previous engines that Marine Power Services have reconditioned or supplied over the years. There is a selection of photos from each engines rebuild showing the progress from start to finish.

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1931 Gardner 3L2

Gardner 3L2 - Year of Manufacture Dec 1931

Arriving with us in November 2012 from Geneva, Switzerland was this 1931 built Gardner 3L2, 28.5hp @ 1000 rpm. Supplied new this engine had powered the motor boat Octavia built for a Mr J H Dunn in Buenos Aires - Argentina (built during the period from 1931 to its commisioning in 1935) and belonged to the same family until 2004. It was then purchased by the present owner and moved to Geneva. Unfortunately over the winter of 2011 it suffered severe frost damage to the cylinder block, resulting in its temporary removal for complete overhaul and repair with MPS.

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER RESTORATION CLICK HERE

Along with the engine came its original Gardner No 2 gearbox. This had come for an overhaul along with the engine as it had become excessively noisy while in use. This noise was found to be due to excessively worn bearings.

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1962 Gardner 6LX & 2UC Gearbox

Gardner 6LX - Year of Manufacture 1962

This engine was removed from a Thames barge to make way for a kitchen conversion after many years laying idle. This Gardner 6LX was a genuine marine unit complete with 2.960:1 ratio Gardner 2UC reduction gearbox. This engine produces 110hp @ 1300rpm and is fitted with 24 volt electric start. It has now left us as a used engine to start a new life powering a freight boat working in the Congo, Africa.  

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1938 Lister JP2

Lister JP2 - Year of Manufacture 1938

Lister JP2. 23hp @ 1200rpm, This engine is an industrial version of the JP range of engines.

Sold As Project Engine

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1962 Kromhout 3TS 117

Kromhout 3TS 117 - Year of Manufacture August 1962

In late 2012/early 2013 this 1962 built Kromhout Gardner 3TS-117 underwent a general overhaul and gearbox adaption. Producing 54hp @ 1500rpm, This model represents where Kromhout Motoren Fabriek went after the licensing agreement with Gardner expired. Gardner moved from the LW series engines to the LX and Kromhout moved to the TS. This engine shares many design features that any Gardner enthusiast would recognise and also shares some internal components.

Being a genuine marine engine this engine has 24 volt electric start, raised hand start, marine engine mounting feet and is also fitted with thermostatic temperature control.

This engine was completed with a 1.09:1 ratio PRM750 gearbox,Twin 24 volt alternators and engine mounting steels.

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1952 Lister JP3M

Lister JP3M - Year of Manufacture 1952

Lister JP3M. 35hp @ 1200rpm, This engine was removed for major overhaul from it narrowboat home where it has lived for many years. It was suffering from excessive smoke and very low oil pressure. This engine is a genuine marine JP3 and was fully reconditioned before returning to its home in february 2012.

This engine during rebuild was also modified to include thermostat temperature control, Alternator drive pulley and Lister JK type oil feed rockers.

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1947 Kromhout Gardner 3LS (LW)

Kromhout Gardner 3LW(LS) - Year of Manufacture Dec 1947

Kromhout-Gardner 3LW (LS). 36hp @1200rpm, this engine type was built under licence from L Gardner & Sons by Kromhout Motoren Fabriek in Holland. This particular engine is a Gardner 3LW with the added feature that it is a true ships diesel engine (scheepsdiesel) with split crankcase specifically designed for marine use to allow all maintenance to be carried out from above. Similar crankcase design to that of the Gardner L2 series engines. This engine was completed with 24 volt electric start and New PRM 260, 2:1 ratio gearbox.

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