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MaK Heads

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:39 pm
by JK
Anyone else having trouble sourcing 6M282 heads? I think I might have just bought one of the last ones on the East Coast. I'm being quoted 3-4 month deliveries on new ones-maybe more.

And word is no more complete heads. MaK will only be supplying bare heads.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:48 am
by ArkSeaJumper
We are being warned of very long deliveries of all Engine parts, have a load of 6M25's, ( about 24), to the point MAK have asked if we would like to pre order a crankshaft, in case one gets fecked.

Also having problems with large purifier parts, fuel booster units and the like.
Two reasons we are told, the huge amount of new building ongoing, and as the price of fuel goes up, ship owners are converting MDO only ships to HFO.


Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:24 am
by JK
They blow another crankshaft on the ship, I'm retiring. Once was enough for me.

Have you ever sourced titanium Alfa Laval cooler plates deliveries and costs? You will get them about the same time as the 2nd coming of JC.
All titanuium is being bought up by China. (Though I hear there is a museum somewhere in Europe completely sheathed in the stuff.)

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:12 am
by ArkSeaJumper

Dont think they would be happy to donate.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:03 pm
by JK
That's the place! For the life of me I couldn't remember where it was, just that it was (dare I say ) ugly. Here is a Canada they did a show on Frontiers of Construction about it being built and how the USSR was dumping titanium on the world market to bring currency into the country when the museum was being built.

Separator Parts

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:04 pm
by TxMarEng
While not a fan of after market parts for separators SOTECO did offer quality parts for AlfaLaval and Westfalia I don't know if they are still in business. Here is a link for one of their agents.

Mak Heads

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:09 pm
by TxMarEng
Just got back from a trip to Kiel and the MaK engine works. PLant has mysteriously changed from the old red to yellow. They claim to be able to turn around reman heads. Here is a newsletter regarding same. ... 0Parts.pdf

Another Mak Parts Source

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:11 pm
by TxMarEng
Here is German supplier of many parts for both Mak and others and also separator parts.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:19 am
by JK
I was just sent an email that says 5 weeks delivery on a firm order for MaK heads. The local company suggests adding another 3 weeks.
I checked up on the crankshaft issues and it is about the same length of time for delivery. Thanks for the heads up on that one, ArkSeaJumper. When I did some checking we didn't have a spare at all.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:37 am
by ArkSeaJumper
Your Welcome JK

I would say you would be lucky to get a crankshaft that quick.

We are hearing some diferences on orders if you are inland vessels, different part of the company. Very short delivery times.

Don't try and buy any engines for new builds at the moment.


Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:59 am
by JK
LOL on the engines.
They are on a vessel life extension program here. But....the way the funding is running, I don't know how anyone can expect us to procur parts and machinery one year and do the work the following. T'ain't going to happen.

Re: MaK Heads

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:03 am
by SeattleShrimp
Hey guys,

I am about to go on my first shipping run and found this thread to be a bit troubling. Is this kind of thing still an issue? It seems to be quite a pain as far as slowing down the maintenance process quite a bit. I wasn't really looking forward to having hurdles to jump as soon as I came aboard. I am already responsible for checking moisture levels on the vessel with my moisture detector.