Archive - ‘Marine Engines’ Category

How to Pre-Lube Your Marine Engine Before the Initial Startup

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Because of the various engine manufacturing related test such as oil pressure testing, oil flow testing, spin torque testing, etc the assembly lubricant used during the initial assembly of the engine may be totally eliminated by the time you receive your replacement longblock. Therefore to prevent dry-start engine related damage it is crucial to prelube the engine before the initial start up. This short video illustrates a very simple way to perform this.

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How to Determine the Condition of a Marine Engine

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Have you ever looked at purchasing a pre-owned boat but were concerned about the condition of the engine? This article covers the specific engine related items to check out and also what tests can be performed to evaluate the condition of the base marine engine itself.

Engine Evaluation Article (Part 1)

Engine Evaluation Article (Video)

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New Marine Engines versus Remanufactured

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Recent EPA requirements imposed this year on “NEW MARINE ENGINES” now require you to use a more expensive catalyzed engine when repowering your boat. However there are not any such requirements in place for repowering your boat with a REMANUFACTURED MARINE ENGINE. Therefore the following questions have been coming up repeatedly; Is a “rebuilt” engine the same as a factory remanufactured engine? What can I expect regarding the quality of a remanufacured marine engine versus new? What is the warranty on a remanufactured marine engine versus new? Here’s two very good videos that demonstrate why PPT does not handle rebuilt marines engines rather only the factory remanufactured product lines from both Mercury Marine and Firstmate Marine.

Mercruiser Remanufacturing

Local Rebuild Vs. Factory Remanufacture

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