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Cat C9 Hose failure

Cat C9 Hose failure

Recently, we attended a vessel whilst in dock to carry out services on their Cat C18 and Cat C9 generator sets. Upon arrival we carried out the standard checks including the following work: • Cylinders – Visual Inspection for leaks • Turbocharger – Visual Inspection & Backlash check • Engine Oil Filters – Replace – New (Client-supplied) • Engine Speed/Timing Sensor -Clean/Inspect • Engine Valve Lash –...

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Substandard crankcase

Substandard crankcase

We’ve been overhauling a couple of #Caterpillar #3408 engines for a marine operator recently, and during the initial inspections, we came across something which could easily lead to engine failure if missed. The engines arrived at Bartech already dismantled, on various pallets, and after visually inspecting the crankcases, we found machining swarf in both units. Although we had been informed all components were within tolerance, as always, we...

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Bartech introduces new business…

Bartech introduces new business…

Bartech is excited to introduce our new business dedicated to supporting your critical diesel engines with rapid and reliable spares response. Bartech Parts Supply Ltd is combining the 33 years’ experience of Bartech Marine Engineering, working with major operators covering the globe, and the extensive industry experience of Lee Carter. The new business will extend the engines and products supported, matching your needs to ensure you have the...

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Tooling Solution

Tooling Solution

Following on from last week’s post about the damage caused by incorrect tooling, I thought it would be good to share one way of overcoming this type of problem. We’re currently in the process of overhauling some large conrods, but when we came to replace the small end bushes, the tool wasn’t available from the vessel or even the OEM. Thanks to our experience in major overhauls, our Senior Machinist was able to design and manufacture this tool...

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Incorrect tooling

Incorrect tooling

We were recently on a customer’s site to carry out the 2-year service and injector change on an MTU 12V1163 standby generator and found a couple of issues which had put the engine at risk, yet were very simple to prevent. After the engine was isolated, we removed the rocker covers and injector pipework to allow for the injectors to be taken out. Once the injectors were removed, the injector pockets were found to be in good condition and the new...

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Governor issue limiting power

Governor issue limiting power

No doubt you’re familiar with the function of the governor on your engines. And you might also be aware of what can happen when a governor has been incorrectly set up – we were certainly reminded of it the other day. We had a Deutz BF6M1013 engine on test after a rebuild, where it was producing 230hp, instead of the required 279hp. The engine had been built from a donor unit after the original engine suffered a broken crankshaft along with the...

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