While Cris – our engineer – was visiting a client’s site last week he was asked to look at an Iveco 8281SRI25 engine.
The engine was started, and straight away, thick plumes of black smoke were emitted.
The client explained that this was normal on startup, but after 5 minutes of running, there was no change to the colour of the smoke.
Talking to the client, they were unaware of the significance of the smoke colour, and that the black smoke they were witnessing suggested the engine is burning more fuel than air.
Smoke colour is a great indicator of engine performance, helping to diagnose problems, pinpoint and resolve issues before significant damage occurs and avoiding costly downtime.
To help understand what may be happening in your engine, we have put together a smoke troubleshooting guide, you can download it here.
If you have any concerns over engine performance, hit reply and let me know what they are.
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Here to keep your critical engines running in 2 easy steps during COVID-19 outbreak
Call 01206 645070 anytime to speak to an engineer to help you resolve issues yourself. This is a free service, intended to minimise downtime and stop the need for a visit
If things cannot be resolved on the video call, our service engineering team are ready to attend your site. They are home based with stocked vehicles ready to deploy.
All our usual support is still available on the general number and email address