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  • Caterpillar 3516 Gas Engine

    Unseen Catastrophic failure part 2

    September 15, 2021

    Engine Maintenance

    Back in June, we attended a Caterpillar 3516 gas engine for a straightforward job – changing the rear main oil…

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  • Rust damage from engine storage

    Critical circulation

    September 2, 2021

    Engine Maintenance

    We currently have a Caterpillar 3508 engine in the workshop from a dredging vessel. The engine in question was removed…

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  • Serious problems with sparesimage

    Serious problems with spares

    August 25, 2021

    Fuel Pipes and Fuel Injection

    One of our operators recently had a Simms in-line 6 element fuel injection pump of theirs overhauled and installed by…

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  • Are your engines feeling the heat?image

    Are your engines feeling the heat?

    August 19, 2021

    Investigation & Rectification

    While attending a site recently, we found two inoperative engine jacket water heaters and having organised the spares required, we…

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  • Replacement governor in operation

    Governor swap

    August 11, 2021


    I recently attended a dredging vessel. My brief? To change out the governor on the Caterpillar 3508 starboard generator engine.…

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  • pitting and delamination

    Overhaul Issues

    July 28, 2021


    We currently have a Caterpillar 3412 engine in for overhaul for a marine operator, and we’ve found numerous issues. I…

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  • Oil in the manifoldimage

    Oil in the manifold

    July 21, 2021

    Engine Maintenance

    This week I’ve been onsite to change two low-pressure turbo cores and replace the core o rings on a Paxman…

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  • Caterpillar 3508 engine installation

    Tricky Workspace

    July 8, 2021


    During a recent vessel attendance to carry out an engine exchange, we came across what could have caused major issues!…

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  • Jenbacher 620 Engine Support

    Gas escaping

    June 30, 2021

    Engine Maintenance

    We attended a power generation site in London recently to perform a 30,000hr service on their Jenbacher 620 engine. And…

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  • Governor fitted to left hand side of engine

    Governor repositioning

    June 17, 2021


    The other day, we received a newly overhauled Caterpillar 3508 engine from a marine operator. The work scope was to…

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