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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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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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Running oil on high PSI

Running oil on high PSI

We recently completed the overhaul of a Baudouin P15 pump engine, and when it came to the 24hr FAT (Factory acceptance test) we noted something worrying, leading us to perform an RCA. There were no issues to start, with the engine test being carried out as usual: Engine installed onto testbed and all connections were made The engine was then primed by turning the engine over All rocker covers were removed, and it was checked that oil was at 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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