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by vkouroub
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Chinese GDF G32 Diesel Engine series
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Chinese GDF G32 Diesel Engine series

Hi JollyJack and thanks for the reply.
I understand what you mean.

The other engine types we're looking at are:

1. CATERPILLAR 8CM 32E and
2. WARTSILA 9L 34.

I imagine the caterpillar engine is a MAK/Cat hybrid.

What do you think?
by vkouroub
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Chinese GDF G32 Diesel Engine series
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Chinese GDF G32 Diesel Engine series

Goodmorning fellows. I was wondering if any of you have experience regarding the chinese G.D.F. G32 diesel engine series. I'm searching for feedback regarding reliability, spare parts, SFOC, common failures-flaws, especially any info concerning the 9G32 engine. Unfortunately there are not many data ...
by vkouroub
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Injection pump sticking problem in Wartsila 32 engines
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

Re: Injection pump sticking problem in Wartsila 32 engines

Hello everybody and sorry for the late reply. Fisrt of all thank you for your answers. Now to the point: Both engines are equipped with automatic viscosity controllers which maintain the fuel viscosity at the desired setpoint (16 cst according to Wartsila's instructions) by controlling a steam valve...
by vkouroub
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Injection pump sticking problem in Wartsila 32 engines
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

Injection pump sticking problem in Wartsila 32 engines

Hello. We are a power plant in Greece operating 2 Wartsila 32 12V engines using HFO 380 as the primary fuel. Ever since we turned to HFO 380 (from MDO) we are facing a very serious injection pump fuel rack stickiness problem. This problem happens randomly at a wide rang of loads but happens more fre...

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