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Re: How Hard To Push My Perkins
The Perama is not a 'real' Perkins in that it is not one of the heavily built over engineered lumps of cast iron like the 4-108.
It was made by Ishikawajima Shibaura Machinery, Ltd, yup Japanese, and marinised by Perkins.
With almost any diesel the throttle position tells the governor what rpm to run the engine at. That could mean full fuel which usually gives a trace [ or more ] of dark smoke. I avoid running my engine at full fuel if I can because that is max load on the engine.