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Deutz BF6M 1013E Catastrophic Piston Damage

Deutz BF6M 1013E Catastrophic Piston Damage

We’ve just received a Deutz BF6M 1013E backup power generator in our Colchester workshop for a full overhaul. Nothing unusual there, after all, that’s what we do! However, this one is a little bit different. You see, the reason for the overhaul isn’t because the generator’s been running for a set amount of hours and now needs looking at. Unfortunately, it’s damaged.  A while back we were asked to attend the...

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Cat 3208 Gearbox Noise

Cat 3208 Gearbox Noise

We were recently on a vessel carrying out some servicing and repair operations on a Caterpillar 3208 engine, and one of the tasks was to clean the engine mounted gearbox oil cooler. Whilst we were doing that, we found that on the entry port the sacrificial anode was no longer in place, having travelled into the cooler and restricting the water flow. This transmission oil cooler is located at the rear of the engine above the gearbox and is...

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Bearing cap cavitation on Wartsila engines

Bearing cap cavitation on Wartsila engines

As you might know, we’ve got multiple ex-Wartsila Senior Service Engineers on the Bartech team. And as a result, we’ve got some fascinating case studies showing how issues experienced on-site can be resolved or prevented on various engine types. During planned maintenance on one of the first Wartsila dual fuel 9L 50DF engines, our engineer came across a very unusual issue that – at the time – had never been recorded...

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Engine failure root cause

Engine failure root cause

If you’re following us on social media (you can do so HERE if not), you probably saw our post earlier this week showing a John Deere emergency fire pump engine in our workshop that needed urgent attention: The water hose had failed (which is a common fault on these engines), so the operator called in their service company for a replacement. The hose and thermostat were replaced as expected, but no other investigation was carried out on...

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Engine Idling Issues

Engine Idling Issues

We are currently overhauling a Napier MS90 turbocharger from a marine operator’s Mirrlees Blackstone engine. The engine has just over 12.5k hours on the clock and is in good condition, however, the turbo was on the radar as needing some attention. Once our engineers had removed it and sent it to the workshop, the overhaul started with the usual inspection, dismantle and clean. As part of the overhaul, we knew the labyrinth seals and...

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Generator water leak

Generator water leak

Last week I sent out some information about the pain we experienced when our internet provider’s generator failed. (It’s here if you missed it). Well, one of our MTU trained engineers has just come back from attending another back-up generator issue! This time the operator reported water coming out of one of the fuel injectors on their MTU 12V4000 engine.On arrival, our engineer walked around the set and the engine...

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