New Diesel Engine, Low Load Charging - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 11-01-2010 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chalfont, Pa
Posts: 64
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
 
New Diesel Engine, Low Load Charging

I was wondering if the newer diesel engines (Beta Marine 25) still preferred to work under a full load as opposed to cruising along under partial load. I have read about carbon build up and condensation if the engine does not achieve adequate operating temperatures. I would prefer to avoid that with my new engine if possible.

Thanks,
george
gbm4th is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 11-01-2010
Courtney the Dancer
 
jrd22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,885
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
All diesels should be run under some load, but generally speaking they will come up to operating temp even at a fairly low throttle setting when in gear. I always run a new engine pretty hard at different rpms for the first 50+ hours to prevent glazing of the cylinders but after that I'm pretty easy on them (I don't adhere to the factory recommendations that you always have to run at 80% of full load).

John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 7 Old 11-02-2010
Senior Member
 
JimsCAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 2,809
Thanks: 2
Thanked 71 Times in 66 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Not a lot of change in the basic design of diesels in the last 30 years. The Beta is a Kubota engine, just like the Universal diesels of the 1970s. Still not a good idea to run the engine at idle for long periods, but as long as it gets a run at load regularly, you will be fine.
JimsCAL is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 7 Old 11-03-2010
Senior Member
 
Stu Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 886
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Excuse me, but you have a brand new engine. What does you MANUAL say to do? I know, it's a guy thing, right?

Stu Jackson, C34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#)
Stu Jackson is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 7 Old 11-03-2010 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chalfont, Pa
Posts: 64
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
 
Thanks for the replies.

I have ordered the engine but have not received it yet and it won't be installed till spring 2011.

George
gbm4th is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 7 Old 11-03-2010
Senior Member
 
Maine Sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,872
Thanks: 20
Thanked 218 Times in 166 Posts
Rep Power: 16
       
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbm4th View Post
Thanks for the replies.

I have ordered the engine but have not received it yet and it won't be installed till spring 2011.

George
Beta has their own forums, HERE. Why don't you ask them and see what they say specifically around warranty and low load engine idling.

______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Maine Sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 7 Old 11-04-2010
Senior Member
 
Stu Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 886
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbm4th View Post
Thanks for the replies.

1. I have ordered the engine but have not received it yet and it won't be installed till spring 2011.

2. I have read about carbon build up and condensation if the engine does not achieve adequate operating temperatures.
1. Can you not ask the dealer for a manual, now?

2. That's usually true for all diesels. Operationally, just run it til it reaches operating temperature, only a few minutes at cruising load will do it every time. If you're planning to run it at only 1500 rpms for charging your house bank, then you need to start thinking about your overall electrical systems, bank capacity and the like, which is a whole 'nother topic.

Stu Jackson, C34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#)

Last edited by Stu Jackson; 11-04-2010 at 12:01 PM.
Stu Jackson is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charging the batteries by running the diesel... SoulVoyage Diesel 16 11-14-2010 11:08 AM
Charging battery from old outboard engine 99miles Gear & Maintenance 8 06-01-2010 03:28 PM
Engine will not crank and required charging time ekenna Electrical Systems 12 05-14-2010 07:50 PM
High Output Alt and Engine Load KindOfBlue Gear & Maintenance 2 03-28-2009 11:13 AM
Diesel stalls under alternator load Pub911 Gear & Maintenance 7 11-27-2007 06:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome