How Old Is Your Marine Diesel Engine, Really?

It’s easy to hear promises of marine diesel engines lasting 8,000 hours and believe they will hold up against any environment or weather any storm. Yet, like with any engine, longevity depends heavily on how well you maintain the equipment. You can take care of all an engine’s standard needs and still lose it in […]

Understanding Low Power Troubleshooting

Engine performance problems can be a major headache. One common marine diesel engine problem is low power. Low power may or may not be accompanied by dark smoke, and could be caused by a number of issues. In fact, the issue might not even be the engine. Here’s some important information for marine diesel troubleshooting. […]

Engine Oil Myths

When it comes to marine diesel engine oil, there are plenty of myths about which types of oil are best for which engine. Here are some of the most common marine engine oil myths and the truth behind them. 1. Synthetic Oils Are Better Synthetic oils are made from synthesized chemicals, sometimes derived from petroleum, […]

Marine Diesel Engine Comparisons

When it comes to a large-scale investment, such as a marine diesel engine, you need to carefully consider your options to ensure you choose the right one. You need to keep your requirements and budget in mind and understand the differences in horsepower, engine size and propulsion between various engines. Choosing the right marine diesel […]

3 Common Diesel Engine Myths Debunked

At July Cummins, we love to see everyone get the most out of their maritime activities. If you’re a boater, you may have certain beliefs about your diesel engine that are false or misunderstood and that may actually be harmful. Here are three common marine diesel engine myths along with the reality on each topic. […]

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Diesel Engine?

Marine operations can be brutal on engines. Between the inconsistent environments and the constant presence of water, a motor operating in this scenario needs incredible resilience. Fortunately, resilience is one of the defining features of a diesel engine. Even in this challenging environment, the life expectancy of a diesel engine is an impressive 5,000 hours […]

The History of the Diesel Engine

The diesel engine has a rich and storied history. While you may or may not know the name Rudolf Diesel, you’re likely familiar with his namesake invention. From the 1900s to the current day, diesel engines have been essential in many industries and have provided increased fuel efficiency in various applications. What began as a […]

Caring for Your Aging Marine Diesel Engine

Wondering how to maintain your marine diesel engine as it ages? You’ve come to the right place. Diesel engines boast impressive durability, efficiency and longevity, but as they get older, they require more care and attention to continue providing reliable service. Keep reading for useful advice about caring for and prolonging the life of an […]

Common Diesel Engine Fuel Problems

Diesel engines are efficient, durable and the engine of choice for heavy equipment and boats. If you’re a boat operator, you’re probably no stranger to diesel engine fuel problems. It’s important to know the signs of trouble as soon as they begin. How to Spot a Problem in Your Boat’s Diesel Engine Fuel Here are […]

Marine Diesel Engine Comparisons

When it comes to a large-scale investment, such as a marine diesel engine, you need to carefully consider your options to ensure you choose the right one. You need to keep your requirements and budget in mind and understand the differences in horsepower, engine size and propulsion between various engines. Choosing the right marine diesel […]