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Warped Woodward 3161 governor

We were called by a marine operator seeking rectification for a failed Woodward 3161 governor. Immediately after the start-up of the engine, the engine made a loud noise and stopped. When the engineers on board went to investigate they found oil everywhere – (unbeknownst to them, it was due to the governor blowing oil out at 250 psi!) They refilled the governor and tried to restart the engine, but of course, they had the same issue. After...

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Deutz generator – solidified antifreeze

Deutz generator – solidified antifreeze

Last week, I mentioned the Deutz generator package we have in for an overhaul due to damage found during a borescope inspection following reported excessive smoking. (Click here if you missed it.)The generator is in the workshop now and the engineers are busy on the overhaul process, beginning with inspection and dismantling.During this stage, the ability to dismantle for inspection has highlighted further issues including 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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Generator failure

Generator failure

Just the other week we felt the pain caused when backup generators are called into action but fail! When our internet provider’s generators failed, Bartech (and I’m sure many more of their clients) were without online access for the whole day, and as we are more reliant than ever on remote working, our effectiveness suffered. Now some of us were able to use our phones to deal with urgent emails etc but this is not a situation you want to be in,...

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Heritage engine support

As you know, we look after critical diesel engines, and over the past 30 plus years, we have seen many that have been in service since the 1970s and earlier! Our engineers know the difficulties that can arise with these older heritage engines and will be able to solve 99% of them. Take a recent NHS job – we were called to the hospital to rectify electrical issues with their Mirrlees Blackstone ERS8 emergency generator. The operator had no...

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Here to keep your critical engines running in 2 easy steps during COVID-19 outbreak

  1. 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
  2. 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

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