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  • Cracked turbo heatshield

    Cracked turbo heatshield

    June 1, 2023

    Turbo Chargers

    We’ve recently been sent 3 ABB VTC 254 turbochargers to overhaul. The operator reported that the heatshields on some of…

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  • Free Volvo Surveyimage

    Free Volvo Survey

    May 25, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    A few weeks back we made the offer of a free survey to our UK-based subscribers. One of the operators…

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  • Update from Bartech ABZ...

    Update from Bartech ABZ

    May 3, 2023


    Bartech ABZ has been growing from strength to strength since opening. The unit is a great extension of Bartech, working…

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  • Paxman VP185 Failure-1

    High crankcase temperature

    May 2, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    We were recently asked by a cruise liner operator to attend one of their vessels and investigate the failure of…

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  • Caterpillar 3412 Cooling system swap-1(1)

    Caterpillar Engine Conversion

    April 19, 2023


    We are working on converting a Caterpillar 3412 engine at present for an operator. The engine is currently heat exchanger…

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  • Exploded Cylinder Head

    Practical engineering vs theory

    March 30, 2023

    Knowledge Base

    Recently, in the workshop, we were overhauling a 12-cylinder engine, and it led to us creating a technical update due to…

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  • Rusty Liner and Gear Teeth-1

    Tips for looking after a dormant engine

    March 27, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    We were recently contacted by a vessel owner whose engines had not been started for 3 years. Sensibly he had…

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  • Vibration issue - Single Point of Contact

    Multi Skilled Projects

    March 8, 2023

    Investigation & Rectification

    We recently we had a call from one of our operators who picked up vibration issues on one of their…

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  • Paxman 12VP185 Top End Overhaul

    Paxman VP185 Top End Overhaul

    February 14, 2023


    Bartech carried out a top-end overhaul on a Paxman 12VP185 MK1 standby generator set. After arriving on-site, signing in and…

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  • Caterpillar G399 Fan belts-1

    Experience vs the manual

    February 2, 2023

    Engine Maintenance

    One of our offshore operators contacted us recently requesting a spares list for a 12-month service on their Caterpillar G399…

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