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Understanding and Troubleshooting Marine Diesel Exhaust Smoke
by Peter Compton
This article discusses the different types or colors of exhaust smoke and how it can tell a lot about the condition of a diesel engine. Black smoke warns of too much fuel or insufficient air.
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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 2015
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the 'Yachting Capital of the World' hosted the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which ran from Nov 5-Nov 9, 2015. Featured in this article - marine diesel engines & generators from manufacturer's like FPT, John Deere, MAN, Baudouin, Caterpillar, Cummins, Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Westerbeke, FNM, MASE, Kohler, Northern Lights, Next Gen, Universal.
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Upgrading Tachometers
by Peter Compton
Selecting a reliable and accurate tachometer that prominently displays the all-important engine RPM needs some thought. This is how we did it on our Blackfin fitted with twin Cummins 6BTA's.
Repower of a Uniflite 38C - 'Reel Estate'
by Byron Hendricks
Repowering a 1983 Uniflite - Removing 454 Crusader gasoline engines with Velvet Drive marine transmissions. Installing twin Cummins 6BTA 5.9M 370 HP marine diesel engines with ZF 80 marine transmissions.
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Replacing the Cummins B Series Thermostat
by Peter Compton
Step by step through the simple process of replacing the B Series thermostat on our Cummins 6BTA 330B Marine Diesel Engines.
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MTU Series 2000 plate cooler removal and cleaning
by Gordon Richardson
The plate cooler removal and cleaning procedure detailed in this article was carried out on an 8V cylinder MTU Series 2000 marine diesel engine. The same procedure is typical for the larger 10V, 12V and 16V engines of the 2000 family as well.
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From Bad Vibes to Smooth Operator
by Jim Blaney
Using a thrust bearing to stabilize the propeller shaft alignment to a fixed thrust bearing, the Aquadrive Antivibration System was a perfect match for Northport Yacht Club's Crosby 26 Launch vibration issues.
Detroit Diesel Series 71 Marine Engines - Troubleshooting Tips
General Motors - Series 71 Detroit Diesel Engine - Tips on how to troubleshoot hard starting, abnormal engine coolant temperatures, exhaust smoke,insufficient fuel, high lube oil consumption, low oil pressure and lack of power.
The History of Volvo Penta
by Povl Gade
When talking about Volvo Penta the question sometimes comes to mind, who or what came first Volvo or Penta? Some of the earliest versions of the Penta engine were the B1, B2 & B4 models which were on the market from 1909 until 1921.