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Recommendations on MTU engine repairs Freeport bahamas

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Matt46post, Nov 11, 2017.

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  1. Matt46post

    Matt46post Member

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    A good friend mine is having his boat shipped to Freeport Bahamas next week and while loading it on the freighter ship he had one of his engines v12 MTu engines go into limp mode and started smoking grey and there is a ticking sound coming from the forward valve train,,I am meeting him in Freeport to take the boat to Atlantis ,can anybody suggest a good desiel mechanic in Freeport hopefully it isn’t a major problem
  2. Capt J

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    What kind of v12 MTU? 12v183??? 12v2000? I wouldn't trust anyone from Freeport and would fly a mechanic in from Lauderdale. It does not sound good.....sounds like a stuck injector.....could be far worse.
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    Thanks capt J for the heads up , it’s 12v183 , he is up in Rhode Island and waiting and idling for the ship to load him and they kept delaying him so he went for run to kill some time and opened it up and ran it at full throttle for awhile and it went into limp mode with those symptons..the boat is a 2000 70’ Johson with 800 hours on the engines hasn’t been ran much in the last few years
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    Fractured ring , ?

    But one has to question the thought processes of WOT ing a 17 year engine which has ( if I understand the op ^^ ) been intermittently used ? Considering it’s about to be shipped to a place with dubious support .
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    My thoughts are it could be a low or dead cylinder also. I also would never WOT an engine that's been sitting a while. Run it slower for a while, then cruise, but not WOT until it has some hours on it.
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    I asked him the same thing...why would you run this WOT?
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    While I would fly (or boat) someone to Freeport from Fort Lauderdale, there are a couple of major yards in Freeport. Grand Bahama isn't into small boats like his but into ships. However, Bradford has a location there. Not MTU certified and not the choice I would make, but it's an option.

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