Category: Diesel Engines

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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Engine Oil Myths

Engine Oil Myths

April 9, 2020

When it comes to marine diesel engine oil, there are plenty of myths about which types of oil are best for which engine. Here are some of the most common marine engine oil myths and the truth behind them.   1. Synthetic Oils Are Better Synthetic oils are made from synthesized chemicals, sometimes derived from petroleum, which eliminates crude oil. When you remove crude, you eliminate naturally occurring contaminants such as wax, making the oil molecules smaller and more uniform in size. This consistency can result in a slight decrease to engine wear. However, synthetic oils are at least twice…
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Efficiency in Diesel Engines

Efficiency in Diesel Engines

February 13, 2020

Is your diesel engine as efficient as it can be? The word “efficiency” has many connotations, and its meaning in terms of marine diesel engines can be tricky for some boat owners. Having a solid understanding of diesel engine efficiency will help you stay safe while extending your boat’s functional longevity. What Is Efficiency in Diesel Engines? Efficiency refers to the level of effectiveness of your boat engine’s filtration system. If your filtration is highly efficient, the filter can remove incredibly small particles from the fuel. A less efficient system may allow more particles and contaminants to escape, which can…
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History of Detroit Diesel Engines

History of Detroit Diesel Engines

January 2, 2020

The rich history of Detroit Diesel includes over 75 years of evolution and development. They're known today as one of the world's leading diesel engine producers, alongside the products of top-name companies like Cummins. While the story of the diesel engine starts in the late 1800s in Europe with a man named Rudolf Diesel, the Detroit Diesel timeline begins in the U.S in the 1930s. This guide will teach you about Detroit Diesel engines, from their inception to their influence in the current day.   The Beginning Stages At its earliest stages, Detroit Diesel began with an experiment run by the…
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3 Common Diesel Engine Myths Debunked

3 Common Diesel Engine Myths Debunked

December 26, 2019

At Diesel Pro Power, we love to see everyone get the most out of their maritime activities. If you're a boater, you may have certain beliefs about your diesel engine that are false or misunderstood and that may actually be harmful. Here are three common marine diesel engine myths along with the reality on each topic. 1. I Can Let My Diesel Engine Idle as Long as I Want Do you let your diesel engine idle or turn off the engine whenever possible? Diesel engine idle myths are some of the most pervasive ones out there, likely because the idea…
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