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The Cummins QSK95: One of the Most Powerful Diesel Engines in the World

September 5, 2020

The Cummins QSK95 rules the seas. It's one of the world's largest diesel engines available, and many marine boats around the globe are already using the engine's incredible Cummins power for various applications. Alongside its power, the QSK95 is designed for minimized environmental impact, making it attractive to many environmentally conscious companies. Want to know more about what makes the QSK95 the most powerful diesel engine? Keep reading to find out the immense Cummins power this engine carries, as well as the many features that make it so impressive.   The Most Powerful High-Speed Diesel Engine for Marine Vessels If…
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Why You Should Never Idle Your Detroit Diesel Engine

August 12, 2020

Common misconceptions about marine diesel engines have led to many boaters acquiring bad engine idling habits. A marine diesel engine is not meant to idle before going under power, but unfortunately, it happens often. The outcome is wasted efforts on the boat owner's part at best, and at worst, behavior that puts your diesel marine engine at risk. All boaters need to know the specific practices that apply exclusively to marine engines and avoid believing misconceptions about letting their engines idle to warm up. Ultimately, it is bad to let your diesel engine idle, but perhaps not for the reasons…
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Detroit Diesel Injector Failure — What You Need to Know

July 26, 2020

One of the most critical parts of a diesel engine is the fuel injection system. This system pressurizes and injects fuel into the air that the combustion chamber has compressed. A fuel injection system causes the fuel quantity to adjust, the fuel to atomize, the injection timing to change and the fuel to feed into injectors. Overall, fuel injectors ensure the fuel gets into the engine optimally. They also ensure the fuel is in the right form for an engine's combustion process. Fuel injectors are regularly used in engines to keep their emissions cleaner, reduce the need for fuel system…
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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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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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