Category: Diesel Engines

Detroit Diesel 6V71, 8V71, 12V71, 16V71 Engine Tune Up

June 30, 2022

Guide To Engine Tune Up Your 71 V Series Engine Engine   There is no scheduled interval for performing an engine tune-up. As long as the engine performance is satisfactory, no tune-up should be needed. Minor adjustments in the valve and injector operating mechanism, governor, etc. should only be required periodically to compensate for normal wear and tear on parts.    To comply with emission regulations, injector timing, exhaust valve clearance, engine idle and no-load speeds, and throttle delay or fuel modulator settings must be checked and adjusted, if necessary, at 50,000 mile intervals.    Normally, when performing tune-up on…
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Detroit Diesel 6V92, 8V92, 12V92, 16V92 Engine Tune Up

June 28, 2022

Guide To Tuning Up Your Detroit Diesel 92 Series Engine In this article we cover a basic tune up for a Detroit Diesel 92 Series engine.  Your 92 series engine has no scheduled interval for performing an engine tune-up. As long as the engine's performance is satisfactory, no tune up should be needed. Minor adjustments to the valve and injector operating mechanism, gover, etc should only be required periodically to compensate for normal wear and tear on parts.    The type of governor used depends on the engine applications. Since the application of the governor has different characteristics, the tune-up…
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Detroit Diesel 271,371,471,671 Inline Engine Tune Up Guide

June 28, 2022

Guide To Tuning Up Your Detroit Diesel 71 Series Inline Engine   In this article we cover a basic tune up for a Detroit Diesel 71 Series inline engine.  Your 71 series inline engine has no scheduled interval for performing an engine tune-up. As long as the engine's performance is satisfactory, no tune up should be needed. Minor adjustments to the valve and injector operating mechanism, gover, etc should only be required periodically to compensate for normal wear and tear on parts.    The type of governor used depends on the engine applications. Since the application of the governor has…
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Detroit Diesel 353, 453, 6V53, 8V53 Engine Tune Up

June 28, 2022

Detroit Diesel 53 Series Engine Tune Up Procedures There is no scheduled interval for performing an engine tune-up. As long as the engine performance is satisfactory, no tune-up should be needed. Minor adjustments in the valve and injector operating mechanism governor, etc should only be required periodically to compensate for normal wear and tear on parts.  The type of governor used depends upon the engine application. Since each governor has different characteristics the tune-up procedures vary accordingly. The following types of governors are used.   Limiting Speed Mechanical  Variable Speed Mechanical   The mechanical governors are identified by a name…
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Why Marine Diesel Engine Loading Is the Key to Long Engine Life

Why Marine Diesel Engine Loading Is the Key to Long Engine Life

April 30, 2020

Water applications put a high level of pressure on diesel boat engines, and these machines have specific requirements you need to follow to maximize safety and overall engine life. The challenge is that many owners without enough experience can wear perfectly capable boat engines down long before their time. One of the most crucial factors to keep in mind while taking steps to improve engine life is diesel engine loading. Boat engines can overload quickly, so it’s important to travel within the necessary parameters to prevent this issue and keep your system components in excellent condition.   What Is Diesel…
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How Old Is Your Marine Diesel Engine, Really?

How Old Is Your Marine Diesel Engine, Really?

April 23, 2020

It’s easy to hear promises of marine diesel engines lasting 8,000 hours and believe they will hold up against any environment or weather any storm. Yet, like with any engine, longevity depends heavily on how well you maintain the equipment. You can take care of all an engine’s standard needs and still lose it in a few hundred hours thanks to one simple factor — water corrosion. More forces are working on your marine engine than regular wear over time. Without the proper care and due diligence, your marine engine could face a premature retirement and force you to invest in…
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