COMPARISON: 

Internal Combustion Engine - Electric Propulsion System

DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE

HOW MUCH IS YOUR TIME WORTH?

  1. Lubrication - checking levels; changing oil, oil filters; performing oil sampling for trending analysis to optimize oil change intervals and to detect engine wear.
  2. Fuel system – changing fuel filters, fuel injectors; checking water separators; and doing fuel quality analysis to make sure fuel contains proper lubricants and additives.
  3. Cooling system – fluid level checks; coolant sampling for trending analysis; draining, flushing and refilling the system when required.
  4. 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.
  5. Exhaust system – inspecting for leaks, corrosion, wet stacking.
  6. Valves and heads – inspecting, adjusting and recording of valve train wear for trending analysis; inspecting and recording of cylinder head wear for trending analysis.
  7. Emissions systems – inspecting crankcase ventilation systems, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and diesel particulate filters (if so equipped).
  8. Mechanical systems – inspecting resilient engine mounts and torsional couplings; general inspecting for leaks, wear or deterioration.
  9. Operating systems – downloading data from digital engine management system (EMS) to note and review alarm conditions.

WINTERIZATION (Yearly):

Fuel stabilizer

Engine fogging

Drain engine block / exhaust

Fill with anti freeze

Oil & filter change

Transmission fluid change

Grease exposed fittings

Remove battery / trickle charge

Check belts

ELECTRIC PROPULSION MAINTENANCE

MORE TIME FOR SAILING!!


  1. Visual check of battery connection, and motor each time the boat is used.  Turn the key and go! No warming of engine needed. 
  2. Check wear on belt yearly - replace when needed. Belt change approximately every 3000 hours.
  3. Check wear on brushes yearly - replace when needed.  Brushes changed approximately every 4000 hours.

WINTERIZATION

NONE

         Keep batteries charged and use your boat all winter!

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