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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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Servicing Your Marine Raw Water Pump

Servicing Your Marine Raw Water Pump

January 16, 2020

It's more than likely that your marine engine uses a raw water system to help keep itself cool. This system is simply a pump that pumps seawater to the engine to help diffuse some of the intense heat the engine generates. A marine raw water pump is a very simple mechanism. So simple, in fact, that you probably won’t give it a second thought until it fails. This is an issue — if your engine overheats on the open water, it can create a very problematic situation. For this reason, servicing the marine raw water pump at regular intervals is…
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Types of Marine Engine Fuel Pumps

Types of Marine Engine Fuel Pumps

January 9, 2020

If you are responsible for the care and maintenance of a boat, you're probably aware that part of your marine engine system is the fuel pump. What you may not be aware of is that there are different types of fuel pumps that work in slightly different ways. In case you ever have to repair or replace your fuel pump, it’s important to understand what the different types of marine engine fuel pumps are and how they work. In fact, you're likely to find two main types of marine fuel injection pumps in your fuel injection system: Bosch jerk pumps…
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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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