Category: Maintenance

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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twin disc marine transmission troubleshooting

Diagnosing Twin Disc Common Problems and Fixes

June 10, 2022

Twin Disc® marine transmission problems are rare, given the manufacturer's track record of producing reliable components. However, a lack of proper maintenance, long duty cycles and heavy workloads can require the replacement of your Twin Disc® marine transmission parts to keep your vessel in good working condition. Learn more about Twin Disc® marine transmission troubleshooting and how to diagnose common problems. How Does a Twin Disc Marine Transmission Work? Unlike automotive transmissions for road vehicles, Twin Disc® marine gears have three major functions when it comes to the operation of your boat. 1. Engage The Engine Marine transmissions are used…
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Marine gauges

Mechanical Gauges Vs. Electric Gauges: A Purchasing Guide For Marine Gauges

June 3, 2022

Marine gauges are designed to give boaters an overview of the boat's operations at a quick glance. Typically, gauges show information such as engine temperature, water depth, fuel level, oil pressure, water temperature and other important levels. When you're looking to replace gauges for boats, you have two options: mechanical gauges and electric gauges. Which one is best? In this article, we will take a look at both types of boat gauges and explain why mechanical gauges from Diesel Pro Power are your best choice. How Mechanical Gauges Work There are different types of mechanical gauges but the most common…
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