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Old 07-10-2016, 11:46   #31
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Re: Common Rail Diesels Revisited

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Any thoughts bout spares and the ability to use them?
A spare you can't use is equivalent to no spare.

Having both an engineering and mechanical background I always aim to be self sufficient. The holy grail is to be able to make and repair everything.

Reality is something less than everything. Redundancy is also key to being able to keep systems functional even when they are in a degraded state.

I have the knowledge, experience, tools, materiel, parts and test equipment to do everything to our perkins. The only thing not on the boat is a full rebuild kit.

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Old 07-10-2016, 14:50   #32
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Re: Common Rail Diesels Revisited

Originally Posted by a64pilot View Post
First thing your going to need is diagnostic software as I assume these won't have OBDII connectors, but they will have something, so will Yanmar sell you the software and connector?
That is new and additional (diagnostic) equipment. Not spares or the ease/ability to use them.

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Re: Common Rail Diesels Revisited

Dockhead I agree with you,that the Commen Rail Injection is the system of the
future diesel engine.The way it works is great and it is easier to fix by replacing
components ,which are very -very exspensive and the injectors for example are
very easy to damage by water in the fuel.
I for one I would never use a turbocharger on my diesel engine in my boat, one more thing to fix,easy to damage and it cuts down the lifespan of the engine

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