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Posts in the category of: Engine Maintenance

  • 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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  • Cummins broken piston

    Swing set?

    January 19, 2023

    Knowledge Base

    One of our engineers recently attended an operator’s offshore crane to assess a poorly running Cummins 6CTA8.3. The problem? It…

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    Can you rely on your standby generator?

    November 10, 2022


    With warnings of potential blackouts across the UK and politicians stating, “We need to make sure that all those hospitals…

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  • Caterpillar C18 engine - reducing emissions

    Setting injector trim codes to improve emissions

    October 19, 2022


    Last week we attended a vessel in Kent to upload injector trim files for their Caterpillar C18 engine after we…

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  • Crack in cylinder head

    Cylinder head checks

    October 12, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    We were recently asked to pressure test eight cylinder heads. The operator reported diesel in the coolant system, and sensibly…

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  • 7 Tips to ensure your engines are ready for winter...

    7 tips to ensure your engines are ready for winter

    September 21, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    Bartech’s top tips to ensure your engines are ready for winter...   Use an antifreeze tester to check the specific…

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  • Damage to screw slot

    Avoid damaged push rods

    August 19, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    We recently attended a land-based power generation engine – a Cummins KTTA50G to change three damaged injector push rods. In…

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  • Engine Radiator Damage

    How to check for Engine Radiator Damage

    August 3, 2022

    Engine Maintenance

    We’re in the middle of an overhaul of two power generation engines and we just came across something that is…

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  • 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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