Category: Troubleshooting

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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What Causes A Diesel Engine To Lose Power

What Causes a Diesel Engine to Lose Power

June 3, 2022

Diesel engines are known for their long-lasting abilities over long journeys, whether for industrial or marine-based engines. But even a diesel engine may sometimes experience a power issue. You may find your diesel engine losing power when it's hot or when it's under load, for example. If your diesel engine experiences a sudden loss of power, there are several different things that could be causing the problem. 1. Clogged Fuel Filter The fuel filter removes impurities from the gas so that they don't find their way into the engine. If the fuel filter is clogged, then it won't be able…
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Marine Diesel Troubleshooting: The Low Power Problem.

April 2, 2020

Engine performance problems can be a major headache. One common marine diesel engine problem is low power. Low power may or may not be accompanied by dark smoke, and could be caused by a number of issues. In fact, the issue might not even be the engine. Here's some important information for marine diesel troubleshooting.   Low Power engine, emitting Black Smoke If your engine is producing low power or low rpm and is emitting black smoke, the vessel may be underpowered or overloaded in its current configuration. Being overloaded has a direct effect on the propellers and also causes…
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The Connection Between Fuel Line Size and Fuel Supply Restriction

March 19, 2020

When it comes to fuel line sizes vs. fuel supply restriction — also known as pressure drop — there is a lot of misinformation in the marine industry. And it is essential to have a clear understanding of the relationship between fuel line size and fuel pressure if you are planning a fuel delivery system. When pressure loss caused by fuel line size is not taken into account, the fuel system will end up functioning incorrectly.   Does Fuel Line Size Matter? Fuel line size is an essential factor for marine diesel engines. The diameter and length of the line…
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How to Check Injector on Diesel Engine

March 12, 2020

Proper maintenance of your diesel engine is essential to making sure it functions properly. One important feature is the fuel injector. Fuel injectors keep track of the amount of fuel entering the engine. Without the right level of care, fuel injectors can easily wear out or fail completely, causing your engine not to start or the exhaust to smoke. While it's not always easy to tell if the injectors are the problem, there are some symptoms to look out for and ways to check in order to determine what the issue may be.   What Are the Symptoms of a…
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Excessive Oil Consumption in Diesel Engines

Excessive Oil Consumption in Diesel Engines

March 11, 2020

How much oil consumption is normal for a marine engine depends on many factors, such as the engine model, environment, type of boat, hours, load and application. The best thing you can do is refer to your manufacturer’s manual. When your diesel engine begins to consume more than what’s normal, you’ll want to act fast to keep your commercial engine at optimal operating levels. Diesel Pro Power will take you through what causes excessive engine oil consumption and the impact it has on your operations. The more insight you have, the better you’ll be able to combat the internal issues.   What Is…
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