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The Basics of Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance

In our ever-changing economic climate, no detail can be overlooked when performing maintenance on your vessel’s engine. Even if you’re using high quality MTU parts in your marine diesel engine, one overlooked detail can mean the difference between a pleasurable hobby and an economic liability. Making sure that each individual system of your marine diesel engine is performing optimally is the best way to maintain its overall functionality and longevity. It is important know that many components have changed since the clunky diesel engines of years-gone-by. In an effort to both improve performance and lower the level of harmful emissions, most modern diesel fuels now contain…

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MTU Maintenance Concept

The MTU maintenance system for their products is based upon a preventive maintenance concept. With advanced planning, preventive maintenance ensures a high level of equipment dependability. The load profile/load factor of your MTU equipment determines the maintenance schedule to be used. The time intervals at which the maintenance work is to be done, along with the tasks and relevant checks involved are average values based on operational experience and should be regarded as guidelines only. Technical requirements and special operating conditions may require additional modification of the maintenance intervals and /or maintenance work. In order to carry out the individual maintenance, using authorized personnel, such…

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