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The Ultimate Guide to Marine Engine Surveys

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to inboard & outboard engine surveys. This guide is for anyone planning to survey an engine, or hire someone else to do it. We’ll answer the who, when, where, why, and what of engine surveys. If we did miss your question, please let us know by e-mailing us, so we can get you an answer, and add it to the guide!

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Quickly Check Mechanical Diesel Idle Speed with the GTC605

This video shows how you can use the GTC605 to quickly check idle RPM on a small indirect injection diesel. Transcript (0s) Narrator: Checking governor settings on small diesels, like this Yanmar 2GM, is easy with the GTC605.(6s) Narrator: After a quick setup, you just press the sensor against an injector, and let the Fuel

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The Different Types of Ignition Systems

Gasoline-fueled piston engines require an ignition source to set off the explosion that converts the chemical potential energy of the air-fuel mixture into thermal energy which the engine can convert into mechanical energy. Each type of ignition source has advantages and disadvantages (which we’ll get to soon), but all have the same basic objective, which is to efficiently set off a quick explosion that burns all the fuel in the cylinder. There are four ignition systems commonly used in 4-stroke, 2-stroke, and rotary engines, along with an oddball only used in small 2-strokes.

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