Woodward SGX governor Component Damage

Woodward SGX Governor Inspection



We’re currently working on a Woodward SGX governor, responding to an operator struggling to start their Detroit 8V71 engine.

Andy has conducted his initial inspection and identified some concerning damage during the strip-down phase.

These issues prevented the pump gear from spinning, meaning there was no oil pressure in the governor, causing the starting issues.

Woodward SGX governor Component Damage

Moving forward, there are now 3 options for the operator, and we are awaiting their decision:

  • Repair the governor
  • Replace the governor for another SGX governor
  • Upgrade to a PSG governor

We understand the pain these operational disruptions cause, so please get in touch if you need our assistance.

Just out of curiosity – how many issues can you see in the picture?

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