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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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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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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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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
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