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Guide to Diesel Engine Maintenance

Guide to Diesel Engine Maintenance

November 6, 2019

Whether it's powering a forklift, a boat or an 18-wheeler, diesel engines are vital to ongoing performance. Regular maintenance can keep it running well for years to come, regardless if it is a new diesel engine or an old one that needs a little more TLC. Being responsible in the care of your diesel engine can save you both time and money. In this guide, we'll offer some maintenance tips for diesel engines, as well as a diesel engine maintenance checklist that you can use throughout the year as you keep up with the needs of your engine. Why Diesel…
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How Do Diesel Engines Work?

How Do Diesel Engines Work?

November 6, 2019

From shipping trucks and school buses to yachts and cargo ships, diesel engines power many of the world's vehicles. Diesel engines in boats, trains and trucks transport goods and products all over the world — roughly 94% of freight is shipped in diesel-powered vehicles. Heavy-duty equipment on farms and construction sites is typically powered by diesel engines. Military vehicles and industrial facilities employ diesel engines, as well. Diesel engines are also common in passenger cars, especially in Europe. What makes diesel engines so popular in these applications? Not that long ago, a major answer to that question was price. Historically, diesel fuel was cheaper…
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Cummins Engine Troubleshooting Guide

Common Cummins Engine Problems & Troubleshooting Guide

November 6, 2019

Owning a diesel vehicle can greatly benefit you or your company, and a Cummins diesel engine is a reliable choice. The Cummins name is synonymous with innovation and quality, providing power for everything from trucks to marine vehicles and mining equipment. However, like any other machine, a Cummins diesel engine has to be regularly maintained and even then, wear and aging may introduce some common issues. Luckily, typical Cummins problems are easy to troubleshoot without too much hassle. You have to be sure you can correctly identify the problem and repair it at the source. This guide will take you…
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Marine Diesel Engine Comparisons

Finding the Most Reliable Marine Diesel Engines

November 5, 2019

When it comes to a large-scale investment, such as a marine diesel engine, you need to carefully consider your options to ensure you choose the right one. You need to keep your requirements and budget in mind and understand the differences in horsepower, engine size and propulsion between various engines. Choosing the right marine diesel engine can be challenging, but at Diesel Pro Power, we simplify the process. We stock top-tier, reliable marine diesel engine parts as well as other boat parts, and our site is designed to make finding the right parts easier than ever. To make it the…
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Top Troubleshooting Tips for Common Yacht Issues

Top Troubleshooting Tips for Common Yacht Issues

November 5, 2019

Like with any vehicle, yachts sometimes have technical issues that require repair. A problem with your yacht doesn't have to ruin your day on the water though. If you know what common boat problems to expect and how to fix them, you can get back out to sea faster. Let's look at some tips for troubleshooting boat issues. Common Yacht Problems and Solutions Yachts and larger boats with diesel engines have concerns smaller vessels that run on gasoline do not. Even if you don't know much about diesel engines, you can still conduct basic troubleshooting of boat engine problems. Many…
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How to Choose a Diesel Engine Rebuild Kit

November 5, 2019

Marine diesel engines have unmatched longevity and durability, rarely requiring rebuilds. Because they are much more efficient than gasoline engines, marine diesel engines can last thousands of hours. If you only put in the average boater's 200 hours a year, your boat's diesel engine could last 40 years. However, even the most well-cared-for diesel motors can wear out, especially if you put in long hours on the water. Instead of replacing the engine, rebuild it to restore it to like-new operation. But how do you tell if your engine needs a rebuild or just one or two parts replaced? And…
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