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Efficiency in Diesel Engines

Efficiency in Diesel Engines

February 13, 2020

Is your diesel engine as efficient as it can be? The word “efficiency” has many connotations, and its meaning in terms of marine diesel engines can be tricky for some boat owners. Having a solid understanding of diesel engine efficiency will help you stay safe while extending your boat’s functional longevity. What Is Efficiency in Diesel Engines? Efficiency refers to the level of effectiveness of your boat engine’s filtration system. If your filtration is highly efficient, the filter can remove incredibly small particles from the fuel. A less efficient system may allow more particles and contaminants to escape, which can…
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Reaching the Cloud Point

Reaching the Cloud Point

February 6, 2020

When you operate a boat, it’s important to keep a close watch on conditions and factors that could compromise its efficiency, safety or service life. Just as many components can have an impact on the functions of your marine diesel engine, the cold weather can take its toll as well. Colder areas of the world make diesel engines especially susceptible to these effects. If you live in a region where the temperatures drop significantly, there’s a critical condition you’ll need to keep in mind — the cloud point. What Is the Cloud Point of Diesel Fuel? The cloud point of diesel…
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Cummins ISX — History, Specs, Common Issues and Featured Products

Cummins ISX Engine Specs, Reviews & Problems

February 5, 2020

Cummins has built a reputable name for itself over the decades, but how did it get to where it is today? This guide will discuss how Cummins started as a strong partnership that transformed into an impressive engine manufacturing company. Diesel Pro Power will take you through the Cummins ISX series’ specs, some of its most common issues and featured products. This guide applies to both original units or modern versions of the Cummins ISX Engine. When you know the ins and outs of your engine system, you can better prepare your marine or generator applications to make functional repairs…
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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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