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Posts in the category of: Engine Maintenance

  • Caterpillar C15 inspection

    Save money on your engine inspection

    June 30, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    We’ve just finished looking over a Caterpillar C15 engine from a concrete crusher, so I wanted to share what we…

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  • Zero Oil Pressure

    Lack of oil pressure

    June 8, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    A while ago we commissioned a couple of Detroit 16V71 engines, along with their gearboxes, when we came across a…

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  • Broken Valve

    Avoid operational downtime

    May 25, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    Our engineers performed a free engine survey for a marine operator recently – there had been reports of fuel reaching…

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  • Coupling weak spots

    Important info

    May 11, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    Generally, if you’ve maintained components to running hours, you’d expect them to be able to spring back into use with…

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  • Cummins KT19 Engine Overhaul

    Valve Clearances

    May 6, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    We recently posted a before and after overhaul collage of a Cummins KT19 engine. During the overhaul, we made this…

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  • Carbon build up from a centrifugal oil filter

    Does your engine have a centrifugal oil filter?

    April 14, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    Does your engine have a centrifugal oil filter? If so, every time your engine has an oil change, the centrifugal…

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  • Wet stacking liquid leak and oil comparison

    Oil leak or wet stacking?

    March 24, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    There’s an issue that comes with the running of backup engines, and not only is it avoidable, but it’s also…

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  • Onsite repair

    Onsite cylinder head repair

    March 2, 2022

    Re-Engineering and Machining

    I attended a locomotive engine recently with our senior machinist, Gary. We were there because the operator had reported water…

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  • Sight glass full on engine

    Important Checks

    February 16, 2022

    Investigation & Rectification

    I recently attended a site to investigate an MTU 12V2000G23 generator engine. The call came in because onsite personnel had…

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  • Pipe work and engine nearly finished 2

    Emergency on the port engine

    February 2, 2022

    Knowledge Base

    Last week I mentioned the parts issue that a marine operator had when their Cummins KT19M portside engine had a…

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