We were sent a torque converter from an offshore platform’s Detroit 8V-71 engine due to an oil leak inside the bell housing.
The unit was fully dismantled with a full visual inspection carried out to determine if any damage had been sustained to the item.
Upon arrival at the workshop, the unit was placed on a transport stand for an initial inspection to be conducted prior to dismantling. Rust deposits were found to be contaminating the output shaft due to no inhibitor having been placed on the exposed surfaces. This had also caused pitting damage.
The torque converter was fully dismantled and all internal components were thoroughly inspected. The following faults were found during this process:
In order to lift the cover to expose the inner stator, special extended lifting eye studs were manufactured. No signs of wear or damage were found to the stator. The oil that had still remained within the unit was clean.
All of the internal components were thoroughly cleaned and inspected. No other issues or faults were identified.
Work carried out:
The following items were replaced:
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