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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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Find My Detroit Diesel Engine

Where to Find My Detroit Diesel Engine Serial Number

March 5, 2020

When you need to order replacement parts and supplies, or you're talking to a technician about repairs, it's essential to be able to provide your accurate Detroit Diesel engine serial number. The items you are ordering are specifically made for your particular engine and can not only vary by make and year but also within the same models. Knowing where to find Detroit Diesel engine serial numbers is the best way to ensure you get the correct information and the right parts every time. While the engine ESN is commonly on the data plate of newer models, the process of finding where…
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How to Detect If Your Fuel Pump Has Gone Bad

How to Detect If Your Fuel Pump Has Gone Bad

February 27, 2020

Your boat's fuel pump moves fuel to a cylinder to generate energy in the engine. When this part breaks or begins to fail, it can cause problems with running or starting your boat. Learn how to identify a failing diesel fuel pump so you can replace it. Causes of a Failing Fuel Pump of a Diesel Engine A broken fuel pump can have causes like: - Too much water getting in your diesel fuel, making its way to your cylinder and overwhelming the filter - Algae or fungi growing in your fuel tank - Dirt, water or microbes in your fuel tank getting churned…
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Oil Pump Failure and What Causes It

Oil Pump Failure and What Causes It

February 24, 2020

In the early days, oil was delivered to an engine's components much differently than it is today. The first engines were lubricated with drip feed systems, which dropped oil into all its moving components, and on ships, there were workers known as "oilers" who filled up pots of oil above the moving parts. Since the beginning of the 20th century, however, internal combustion engines began using a force-feed system, in which oil is pumped around, or forced, to the engine's many parts. Engines today use a completely forced-feed lubrication system, and a critical component of this system is called an…
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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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