Internal Combustion Engine - Electric Propulsion System
DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE
HOW MUCH IS YOUR TIME WORTH?
- Lubrication - checking levels; changing oil, oil filters; performing oil sampling for trending analysis to optimize oil change intervals and to detect engine wear.
- Fuel system – changing fuel
filters, fuel injectors; checking water separators; and doing fuel quality
analysis to make sure fuel contains proper lubricants and additives.
- Cooling system – fluid level
checks; coolant sampling for trending analysis; draining, flushing and
refilling the system when required.
- Air intake system – inspecting
and changing air filters; inspecting the turbocharger to make sure there is no
fouling of the compressor blades from crankcase gases.
- Exhaust system – inspecting for
leaks, corrosion, wet stacking.
- Valves and heads – inspecting,
adjusting and recording of valve train wear for trending analysis; inspecting
and recording of cylinder head wear for trending analysis.
- Emissions systems – inspecting
crankcase ventilation systems, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and
diesel particulate filters (if so equipped).
- Mechanical systems – inspecting
resilient engine mounts and torsional couplings; general inspecting for leaks,
wear or deterioration.
- Operating systems – downloading
data from digital engine management system (EMS) to note and review alarm
Drain engine block / exhaust
Fill with anti freeze
Oil & filter change
Transmission fluid change
Grease exposed fittings
Remove battery / trickle charge
ELECTRIC PROPULSION MAINTENANCE
MORE TIME FOR SAILING!!
- Visual check of battery connection, and motor each time the boat is used. Turn the key and go! No warming of engine needed.
- Check wear on belt yearly - replace when needed. Belt change approximately every 3000 hours.
- Check wear on brushes yearly - replace when needed. Brushes changed approximately every 4000 hours.
Keep batteries charged and use your boat all winter!