Marine diesel services in Port Macquarie

 

 
 
Marine Ship  — Hasting Heavy Vehicle Repairs in Port Macquarie, NSW
 
 
Maintaining your marine diesel engine is a tricky process and one that is best left to the professionals.

At Hastings Heavy Vehicle Repairs, we provide a range of services for marine vehicles that will help keep them running smoothly. We not only offer routine servicing but we also provide complete repairs if your boat is already having problems.

Although boat engines are easier to maintain and repair when compared to heavy vehicle and machine engines, they do require specialised knowledge and tools. Our team has the knowledge, equipment and skills to provide all the services you need in Port Macquarie and surrounding areas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
As with any vehicle, your boat needs routine maintenance to keep it running at peak performance. Your manual should tell you how often you need maintenance, and your boat may come with an hour meter to help you log your maintenance as it's done, so you always know when it's time to bring it back in again.

If your boat doesn't have one, you can buy one aftermarket and have it installed. Knowing how often to bring in your boat doesn't have to be complicated. If you have just purchased it, then you should bring it in immediately. We will run a diagnostic to ensure it is in good working order before you set up a maintenance schedule to keep your engine in top condition. Your manual should include a detailed list of all scheduled maintenance to make it easy. If not, we'll help you determine when your engine needs to be serviced going forward.

Diesel engines require a much more involved maintenance schedule than other types of marine vehicles. You may find the information overwhelming, but we are here to provide all the information you need, as well as provide you with the peace of mind of knowing we’ll create a schedule for you. We are experts when it comes to marine engines, and we'll handle all the details.

The most important aspect of maintaining a boat engine are keeping up with lubrication, fuel and cooling. These are the three issues many of your maintenance visits will be set to handle. You will need to keep the following in mind in regards to these issues:
 
 
 
 
Oil — Hasting Heavy Vehicle Repairs in Port Macquarie, NSW
 
 

Oil changes

 
You may need to have your oil changed every 50 hours of use. Larger engines can often go longer, so it will ultimately depend on the type of boat you own. You should also change it more often if it sits for long periods. If you take it on a long trip immediately after sitting non-operational for any substantial amount of time, it can lead to sulphuric acid build up when combined with the use of diesel fuel.
 
 
 
 
Crude Oil Process  — Hasting Heavy Vehicle Repairs in Port Macquarie, NSW
 
 

Fuel

 
Having clean fuel is one of the best things you can do for your boat. For this reason, you should only add enough fuel to operate it while you plan on using it. If you do not intend on taking it out again within a relatively short period time, as it sits, your fuel filters could become clogged. This has the potential of leading to major trouble down the road. You should also check your filters regularly to ensure they are clear of sludge or debris, and replacing them if they are dirty.

 
 
 
 
Cooling System Repair  — Hasting Heavy Vehicle Repairs in Port Macquarie, NSW
 
 

Cooling

 
Your cooling system is one of the most important components to watch out for. Most engine failures in marine diesel engines are caused by a failure in the cooling system first. Having this system maintained is of the utmost importance to preserve the capability and lifespan of your boat’s engine.
 
 
 
 
 

Get in touch for marine diesel services

 

 
Our team is ready and waiting to help you with all aspects of marine diesel services, whether you have just bought your first boat and need an initial inspection, want to set up a maintenance plan, or if your boat already needs repairs. Get in touch today and we'll schedule a consultation.