Category: Parts

What You Need to Know About Aftercoolers and Engine Condensation

What You Need to Know About Aftercoolers and Engine Condensation

May 7, 2020

When you work with a marine engine every day, the most important task is doing everything you can to keep all its components up and running. One of these main components is the aftercooler. This device can manage air temperature on diesel engines for boats. What many operators fail to realize about aftercoolers is that they can fill up with condensation under humid conditions. Believe it or not, this is fairly normal and more harmless than you may think.   What Is an Aftercooler on a Diesel Engine? An aftercooler is a device positioned on a marine engine that controls…
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All About Marine Fuel Coolers

All About Marine Fuel Coolers

April 16, 2020

Marine fuel coolers keep boat engine fuel from getting too hot while it travels between the tank and the engine. They are commonly used in the marine industry, as they can increase boat efficiency. What exactly do diesel fuel coolers do, though, and what purpose do they serve? Most importantly, will these devices offer a significant benefit to your marine operations?   How Do Inline Fuel Coolers Work? Marine operators may add a fuel cooler to their boat for a variety of reasons, and many boats come with this device already installed. Boat fuel can heat up quickly while the…
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Engine Valves — What Do They Do and How to Correct Failure

Engine Valves — What Do They Do and How to Correct Failure

February 24, 2020

Valves are crucial pieces within the valvetrain, combustion chamber and cylinder systems of any engine. When you understand the symptoms of bad valve seals, it can mean the difference between making the correct repairs and further damaging your diesel engine. In this guide, we'll discuss what a valve’s function is, how it affects your entire marine boat engine, how to analyze engine valve failures and how you can correct the faults to keep you moving on the water.   What Is the Engine Valve? Engine valves play a critical role in the performance of all internal combustion engines. They regulate, control…
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diesel fuel and water separator

Diesel Fuel & Water Separator

January 30, 2020

A marine vessel is an important investment, so you want to make the most of its lifespan. Are you doing everything you can to care for and maintain your vessel? There are many factors to take into account when taking care of a boat, which can lead to overlooking simple but crucial maintenance practices. One of the greatest favors you can do for your boat is buying a diesel fuel/water separator. This piece of equipment will help keep the boat’s fuel clean and ensure the safety of your trips. What Is a Diesel Fuel/Water Separator? A diesel fuel/water separator is…
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A Guide to Injection Timing — What It Is and How to Adjust It

A Guide to Injection Timing — What It Is and How to Adjust It

January 24, 2020

You may have heard of injection timing before, but what is it, and how does it relate to your marine engine? Do you even need to bother if your motor runs just fine? Whether you’re looking for a boost in power or your engine is a bit older than you’d like to admit, adjusting the injection timing can affect the entire system. In this guide, we'll discuss how the process works, the benefits of making modifications and how to carry out adjustments on your own.   Injection Timing — What You Need to Know The internal components of a marine…
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Primary vs. Secondary Diesel Fuel Filter

Primary vs. Secondary Diesel Fuel Filter

January 23, 2020

A proper fuel filtration system is essential when you operate a marine diesel engine. Diesel fuel may contain harmful contaminants, such as water, wax, dirt and dust, which can lower the effectiveness of the fuel. For optimal fuel filtration efficiency, you can benefit from having a primary filter and a secondary filter. You may wonder what the difference is between a primary and secondary diesel fuel filter. Once you know how these two pieces of equipment operate, you'll see how they can make your life easier while increasing safety and efficiency aboard your vessel. What Is a Primary Diesel Fuel Filter? In…
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