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MTU 1600 Fuel Supply Issues

MTU 1600 Fuel Supply Issues

So, here we are, still working through the UK “lockdown”. And while the restriction of movement is having a large impact on lots of things, we have seen an increase in the number of breakdown responses and we had one last week, which may seem straight forward, but still put a client’s contract in jeopardy. The first contact we had was a call to rectify a fuel leak from the right bank high-pressure pump assembly on an MTU 1600 engine. After...

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Damage from wrong Injectors

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, and he told me a story I thought you’d find useful. He’s been working in South America where he had to rectify an expensive error from a previous engineer. The operator is using some Detroit 16v71 engines and was experiencing issues with the engine’s timing, so they called a local company to rectify the problem. As part of their work, they decided to change out the injectors, but unfortunately,...

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Fuel filter causing low fuel flow

Fuel filter causing low fuel flow

As part of an inspection and filter replacement work scope recently completed on two MTU 20V 4000 engines, we noted something that can impact the performance of your engine. We were on-site to replace the airflow restriction indicators, along with the Separ filters, and when changing out the filters we made the discovery: The engine has two fuel filters which were both removed and it was found that the left-hand filter was dry inside,...

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Missing Fuel Pipe

Missing Fuel Pipe

Last week we got a call from an operator facing some major downtime issues, the situation provided a good example of how well-managed strategies can prevent these emergencies. The engine drives a safety-critical pump, and when a fuel pipe failed, they were looking at shutting down the site. I’m sure you have reviewed critical spares holdings and from my experience, there are usually plenty of discussions between technical, operational and...

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Engine Timing

Engine Timing

Last week, we took a call from a client. He was frustrated that some double skin fuel pipes we’d supplied didn’t fit his Dorman engine. We were pretty surprised, as we’d made pipes for them in the past, and they’d worked fine. So right from the outset we felt there was more to this than met the eyes. And as it turned out, it wasn’t anything to do with the pipes. Despite the pipes fitting our jig perfectly (below) before being sent...

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SOLAS compliant fuel pipe savings

SOLAS compliant fuel pipe savings

The saying goes that “you can’t put a price on safety”. But here’s the reality: to comply with the latest safety regulations, there is usually a significant investment, and at times, it can seem pretty extortionate. Take the example of one of the marine operators we work with. He needed to upgrade to SOLAS compliant double skin fuel pipes, and for their inline 6-cylinder engine (375hp) were quoted €6,000. Granted, there would have been some...

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