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Reasons to Get a Marine Survey

Reasons to Get a Marine Survey

Buying a boat can be a significant investment, sometimes second only to your home. For this reason, getting a marine survey before purchasing or after maintaining the same boat for some time makes sense. Our Marine Diesel Specialists want to make sure you know why you should consider requesting a marine survey. 

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What Are the Basic Types of Boat Engines?

What Are the Basic Types of Boat Engines?

Boat owners have an array of choices when it comes to picking an engine, otherwise known as a motor or drive. The basic mechanical principle of a boat engine is the same as for any interval combustion engine, such as those that power cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Boat engines are an important topic whether you are buying, selling, or maintaining a boat. Our team at Marine Diesel Specialists wants to make sure that you know all there is to know about the basic type of boat engines. 

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How Often To Replace Boat Fuel Filters

How Often To Replace Boat Fuel Filters

The fuel filter on your boat is there to ensure water and other contaminants do not leak into your fuel system. To ensure your marine diesel engine and fuel system continue to work effectively, boat fuel filters need to be regularly replaced. The question then becomes, how often do you change fuel filters on a boat? Typically, you should replace boat fuel filters semi-annually, sometimes more often depending on how much you use your boat.

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New John Deere Marine Engine Ratings Hope to Meet Global Emissions Regulations

New John Deere Marine Engine Ratings Hope to Meet Global Emissions Regulations

In an effort to help customers all over the world sustain new market needs as well as meet global emissions regulations for marine engines, John Deere Power Systems has introduced new marine diesel engine ratings. As the brand continues its expansion in specific global markets, the company wants to ensure John Deere marine diesel engines continue to accommodate customers’ demands and market regulations even as these things change in the coming years.

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Diesel Air System Maintenance Tips

Diesel Air System Maintenance Tips

Marine diesel engines are far more efficient than their gasoline counterparts, and the diesel air system within the engine is credited with a large portion of the engine’s performance. Diesel air systems are so complex on large marine vessels that there are specific starting procedures that must be followed to ensure safe system operation.

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What are Marine Engine Hours?

What are Marine Engine Hours?

So, you’re looking to buy a used boat, but you’re not sure about the hours it has. Or, you’re taking care of your new boat and you have no idea what hours mean in terms of intervals for diesel engine maintenance and repairs. Marine engine hours are the hours your engine has been running since it was new. Many newer engines have a gauge for hours, much like one that shows you miles sailed. For older boats, you will need a computer to pull the marine engine hours.

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