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Ruston 12RKC Cylinder Heads Overhaul


The client approached Bartech Marine to overhaul 6 of Ruston 12RKC cylinder heads, with particular attention to some problem areas that were causing the client to scrap complete heads.  The problem was pitting around a water rail connection which meant the connection was not successfully sealing.


After in-house review and discussions with the client it was decided that the best solution to revive these Ruston 12RKC cylinder heads was to machine out the pitted area and fit an insert, basically replacing the damaged area.  This process utilised the skills of our in-house engineering team in concept, CAD design, material selection and completion.

Carbon build up on Ruston 12RKC Cylinder head. One of the issues dealt with on this overhaul.

Carbon build up on Ruston 12RKC Cylinder head. One of the issues dealt with on this overhaul.


The modifications were successfully completed with the heads passing testing and final inspection.  This modification has extended the life of the cylinder heads, reducing the expense for the client.

If you have an issue with your Ruston cylinder heads or any other part of the engine or need advice, give us a call on 01206 673101 or email us at info@bartechmarine.com, we’re more than happy to help.

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