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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

Detroit Diesel Engine History

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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What You Need to Know About Your Boat's Transmission and Engine

What You Need to Know About Your Boat’s Transmission and Engine

January 2, 2020

Owning a yacht or large workboat comes with the responsibility of maintaining the marine diesel engine and transmission that drive it. The more you know about how your boat works, the easier keeping up with regular service chores on it will be. Discover everything you have ever wanted to know about your boat's transmission and engine here.   Why Learning More About Your Boat's Transmission and Engine Matters Knowing about your boat's operation and the components that make it run will help you in three primary ways — shopping for a pre-owned or used boat, troubleshooting problems and making repairs. 1. Shopping…
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Boat Maintenance Tips & Care

Boat Maintenance Tips & Care

January 2, 2020

Boating is an excellent way to spend quality time with family and friends or just enjoy a serene day on the water. With a long season of sun and warm weather, you can make the most of every weekend. But if you want to keep your boat running and beautiful for years to come, you'll need to learn proper maintenance routines. But how do you maintain a boat? While it isn't particularly difficult, it does take time and practice. A little knowledge will take you far, and understanding where to start and what tools you'll need is the best way…
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How To Maintain the Cooling System On Your Boat

How to Maintain the Cooling System on Your Boat

January 2, 2020

Your cooling system is an important feature of your boat, and one you probably don’t think about much, especially if you have an open cooling system. After all, the water is keeping your engine cool pretty much all the time, so how hard could it be to maintain a boat cooling system? If you do it right, not very hard. That said, it's still very important to know how to maintain a marine cooling system to make sure it doesn't fail you at a critical moment. Here are some useful tips on maintaining the cooling system on your boat. Marine…
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