Megagen DPR45
RENTAL SERIES ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
WELCOME ................................................................................................................................ 2
1
BASIC SAFETY RULES ................................................................................................... 3
2
INSTALLATION OF THE ELECTRICAL GENERATOR................................................... 5
2.1
SOUND INSULATION.............................................................................................. 7
2.2
CONTROL UNITS .................................................................................................... 7
2.2.1
GPM-2 ANALOG CONTROL MODULE .......................................................... 9
2.2.2
DEEP SEA DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE .................................................. 10
2.2.3
INTELIGEN DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE ................................................. 11
2.3
TRAILER ................................................................................................................ 12
3
INSTALLATION OF THE ELECTRICAL GENERATOR................................................. 13
3.1
UNLOADING AND TRANSPORT .......................................................................... 13
3.2
INSTALLTION OF PORTABLE UNITS................................................................... 15
3.2.1
PLACEMENT................................................................................................. 15
3.2.2
FUEL.............................................................................................................. 15
3.2.3
PRIOR TO STARTING GENERATOR .......................................................... 16
3.2.4
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ....................................................................... 16
3.3
STORAGE.............................................................................................................. 17
4
STARTING AND STOPPING THE UNIT........................................................................ 18
5
OPERATION MANUAL................................................................................................... 19
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
6
ELECTRICAL PANEL COMPONENTS.................................................................. 19
GPM-2 ANALOG CONTROL MODULE ................................................................. 21
DEEP SEA 5210 DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE ........................................................... 26
DEEP SEA 5310 DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE ........................................................... 35
INTELIGEN DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE .................................................................. 46
MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL GENERATOR......................................................... 50
6.1
6.2
6.3
PRIOR TO MAINTENANCE ................................................................................... 50
DURING MAINTENANCE ...................................................................................... 50
MAINTENANCE CHART........................................................................................ 53
7
TROUBLESHOOTING.................................................................................................... 55
8
PROTECTION FROM THE ENVIRONMENT................................................................. 56
9
WARRANTY ................................................................................................................... 57
10
NOISE LEVEL................................................................................................................. 58
11
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ............................................................................... 59
12
APPENDIX 1: FIGURES................................................................................................. 60
13
APPENDIX 2: IMAGE INDEX ......................................................................................... 62
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WELCOME
Thank you for purchasing a SE POWER Electrical Generator
The purpose of this manual is to familiarize the user on how to use and work with the
Electrical Generator, its components and maintenance.
We recommend carefully reading the manual prior to working with the equipment in
order to ensure proper use.
Save this manual for future reference and if you ever decide to sell the Electrical
Generator, be sure to include the manual along with the unit.
The following is a general description of the unit and the necessary information for
installation, operation and preventive maintenance.
Additionally, you should have received a specific user manual for the Engine and
Alternator, electrical setup and a set of keys.
Should you have any problem with the equipment provided, please contact the
distributor directly.
SE POWER, as a part of its dedication to constant product improvement, will revise its
manuals and incorporate the improvements made to supplied units. Thus the
information contained in this document is subject to change without prior notice and
without obligation to update.
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1 BASIC SAFETY RULES
Safety precautions and recommendations for handling the Electrical Generator
supplied by SE POWER.
1)
Do not allow the unit to be used by non-authorized personnel or by minors
without adult supervision.
2)
Use the necessary Individual Protection Equipment.
3)
Ground the machine.
4)
Make sure there is sufficient lighting on the control panel.
5)
Do not install the open-skid Electrical Generator outdoors: risk of
electrocution and inoperability.
6)
The connection should be made by a qualified electrician in accordance
with current norms and regulations. An improper connection can cause
electrical feedback with electrocution hazards for anyone working with the
mains power supply.
7)
The supply line between the Electrical Generator and the consumers
should be protected by means of a circuit breaker for protection against
earth leakage (ELCB).
8)
Do not operate the unit with the doors open. Risk of electrocution, burns or
entrapment.
9)
The exhaust system produces enough heat to ignite certain materials.
10)
Do not inhale exhaust gases produced by the unit.
11)
Do not touch the Engine nor the Exhaust while the Electrical Generator is
operating as this could produce severe burns.
12)
Ensure proper ventilation in the area where the Generator is installed in
order to guarantee sufficient flow of coolant air.
13)
Do not refuel while the engine is running or in poorly ventilated areas.
14)
Know how to stop the unit in case of emergency.
15)
The fuel used is flammable and volatile.
16)
Do not overfill the tank and make sure it is closed properly after filling. Use
extreme precaution if fuel is spilled: the vapors and the fuel itself are
flammable. Clean the area completely before starting up the unit.
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17)
Do not smoke or bring any flames or sparks in the vicinity of the Electrical
Generator: risk of explosion.
18)
If you notice abnormal behavior by the Electrical Generator, stop the unit
and locate, examine and resolve the potential failure of the unit prior to
restarting.
19)
Keep the unit at least one meter away from buildings or other units.
20)
Be cautious when switching or installing batteries as they contain acids
which are highly hazardous. Avoid spills and use protection to avoid
contact with the skin and eyes. In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with
water and contact a doctor immediately.
21)
In case of ingestion of battery acid, drink large amounts of water and milk
and contact a doctor immediately.
22)
Use only distilled water in the battery: tap water reduces its life cycle.
23)
If a battery is filled above the maximum level, the electrolytes will spill out;
if this happens, clean the area quickly to avoid corrosion of the parts it has
come in contact with.
24)
Frequently clean the unit to avoid obstructions or the entry of foreign
elements into the unit (dust, moisture, etc.).
25)
Regularly inspect the unit’s electrical cords.
26)
Prolonged contact with the used oil can cause skin cancer. Wash your
hands after working with the generator.
27)
Avoid oil spills on both the inside and outside of the generator. In case of an
oil spill on the inside of the unit, clean it properly as it could potentially
become a flammable material.
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2
INSTALLATION OF THE ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
General overview of the Electrical Generator and its different configurations
manufactured by SE POWER
Note: this image corresponds to the detailed view of Image 2
Image 1 - ELECTRICAL GENERATOR WITH CANOPY
AND OPTIONAL TRAILER FOR UNITS WITHOUT DRIP PAN
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Image 2 - Detailed view of Image 1
1)
Coolant
tank refrigerante
hatch
1.- Trampilla
llenado
2.- Puerta de acceso lateral
2)
Side access door
3.- Tapón
llenado
depósito
combustible
3)
Fuel tank cap
4.- Escape de humos
4)
Smoke exhaust
5.- Motor
6.- Tacos antivibratorios
5)
Engine
7.- Bancada
8.- Apoyo
yAntivibration
base
6)
feet
9.- Carrocería
7)
Base frame
10.- Capot
8)
Capot
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9) de
Electrical
Door
11.- Puerta
cuadroPanel
eléctrico
12.- Rejilla de ventilación
10) Ventilation grill
13.- Pórtico de elevación y
cáncamo11) Lifting frame and eyebolt
14.- Cuadro eléctrico
12) Electrical Control Panel
15.- Alternador
16.- Cuadro de fuerza
13) Alternator
17.- Batería
18.- Depósito
de combustible
14) Electrical
power panel
19.- Bandeja de retención de
líquidos 15) Battery
16)
Fuel tank
17)
Retention bath
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2.1
SOUND INSULATION
The supplied unit is soundproofed and includes sound-insulating canopy. See details
on part 11
Image 3 - INTERIOR OF A SOUNDPROOFED ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
2.2
CONTROL UNITS
The unit provided may be controlled by different modules depending on the type of
function it has been designed to perform.
The following is a generic control panel, which contains all of the electrical and
mechanical options available.
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AMMETER
VOLTMETER
FREQUENCY METER
LOCK
HOUR METER
AUTOMATIC
CONTROL
UNIT
EMERGENCY STOP
LOCK
EARTH
LEAKAGE
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
OIL
PRESSURE
GAUGE
AUTO FUEL
REFILL SWITCH
BATTERY
VOLTMETER
(OPTIONAL)
ENGINE TEMP.
GAUGE
FUEL GAUGE
Image 4 - GENERIC CONTROL PANEL
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2.2.1
GPM-2 ANALOG CONTROL MODULE
If you purchased a generator unit with a GPM-2 control module, the electrical panel
will look like the following diagram:
AMMETER
VOLTMETER
FREQUENCY METER
HOUR METER
LOCK
VOLTMETER
SWITCH
HOURS ---->
EMERGENCY
STOP
LOCK
EARTH
LEAKAGE
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
TEMP AND
FUEL GAUGE
OIL PRESSURE
GAUGE
(OPTIONAL)
BATTERY
VOLTMETER
(OPTIONAL)
FUEL GAUGE
ENGINE TEMP.
GAUGE
Image 5 - CONTROL PANEL FOR THE GPM-2 CONTROL MODULE
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2.2.2
DEEP SEA DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE
If you purchased a generator unit with a DEEP SEA control module (models 5210 and
5310), the electrical panel will look like the following diagram:
AMMETER
VOLTMETER
FREQUENCY METER
HOUR METER
EMERGENCY
STOP
LOCK
DIAGNOSTIC
BUTTON
FUEL GAUGE
EARTH LEAKAGE
CIRCUIT BREAKER
Image 6 - CONTROL PANEL FOR THE DEEP SEA CONTROL MODULE
Note: The
Button on the control module performs the same function as the Diagnostic Button (while
in OFF/AUTO mode).
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2.2.3
INTELIGEN DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE
If you purchased a generator unit with an INTELIGEN control module, the electrical
panel will look like the following diagram:
AMMETER
VOLTMETER
FREQUENCY METER
LOCK
EARTH LEAKAGE
CIRCUIT BREAKER
HOUR METER
ENGINE BLOCK
HEATER PILOT
(YELLOW)
GREEN FUEL
BUTTON
AUTO FUEL REFILL
SWITCH (OPTIONAL)
EMERGENCY STOP
ON: GREEN
LIGHT
SLAVE/MASTER
SWITCH (OPTIONAL)
LOAD AMMETER
FUEL GAUGE
Image 7 - CONTROL PANEL FOR THE INTELIGEN CONTROL MODULE
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2.3
TRAILER
The generator can be supplied with a trailer for transporting the unit.
•
Site Trailer: for private-use areas only. Includes DIN hitch ring, safety brake
and jockey wheel.
* Note: Ask about the possibility of using trailer with drip pan.
Image 8 - TRAILER
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3 INSTALLATION OF THE ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
3.1
UNLOADING AND TRANSPORT
The unloading and transport of the unit should only be done by qualified personnel,
observing certain minimum safety conditions.
•
The ground must be capable of supporting the full weight of the Generator and
the forklift.
•
Make sure that the battery is disconnected.
•
Make sure that the fuel tank is empty.
•
Place the open arms of the forklift below the chassis at an equal distance with
respect to the lifting frame.
•
With a hoist, raise the unit using the lifting frame eyebolt.
The image below shows a generator unit that which includes a frame with a single
lifting point.
Image 9 - LIFTING FRAME
If your unit includes a trailer, one of the following may apply:
•
Trailer 1 - Site trailer: Connected with a DIN hitch ring and safety chains to the
rear of the towing vehicle. Use of this Trailer is not authorized on public roads.
Use the safety brake whenever necessary.
•
Trailer 2 - Road trailer: Keep in mind the legal considerations detailed in point
3.3.
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Always perform the following precautionary steps:
•
Make sure the hitch ring and coupling connecting the towing vehicle to the
Trailer have the adequate towing capacity supporting a weight equal to or
greater than the gross trailer weight.
•
Make sure there is no wear or damage to the hitch system or coupling; never
tow the generator if there is excessive wear or if any piece is damaged.
•
Make sure the coupling is properly fastened to the towing vehicle.
•
Check the condition of the trailer’s tires.
•
Connect the safety cable to the bumper or rear part of the towing vehicle;
never attach it to the generator unit or to the hitch ring itself.
•
Check to make sure the brake systems on both the Trailer and towing vehicle
are in perfect condition.
•
Make sure the trailer’s turn signal indicators and brake lights are correctly
installed and functioning properly.
•
After each transport, apply a light coat of grease to both the towing vehicle’s
coupling and the trailer’s hitch ring. Before towing again, repeat de process
•
Install safety chains on units with Site Trailer.
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3.2
INSTALLATION OF PORTABLE UNITS
Portable units are defined as those moved to different work sites at least twice yearly.
3.2.1
PLACEMENT
This type of unit must be installed in well ventilated areas in order to ensure sufficient
flow of coolant air and preventing combustion smoke from sitting in the Engine’s
exhaust.
The unit must be placed in a location that can safely bear the full weight of the
generator unit and guarantee its stability both horizontally and vertically.
It should always remain at a distance that allows access to the interior of the
Electrical Generator (at least 1 meter away from any building or wall).
Avoid installing in areas with moisture or locations where water could get into the
interior of the unit.
* Note: Exhaust can be supplied with optional spark arrester in the exhaust tube
3.2.2
FUEL
As diesel fuel is used, keep in mind the safety instructions previously mentioned in
point 2 - BASIC SAFETY RULES.
Before operating, check the fuel level to ensure that the tank has the amount needed
by the generator unit for an entire work day.
There is a optional of quick connectors for external fuel tank. We can connect them
with conductors through canopy fuel point for replenishing the generator base tank.
You should consider this series of points:
•
In order to connect or disconnect, you should move backwards the female
lock fitting.
•
Make sure that the external tank aspiration circuit does not contain air.
•
In the external tank, the aspiration connector should be male and the return
connector female, both are 3/8 BSP connectors.
•
Return should be correctly connected
•
Connectors have to be watertight; they lock when they are disconnected.
•
The distance between tank and genset has to be as shorter as possible. If you
observe engine anomalous behaviour (lack of power for aspiration problems),
you should have to reduce distance or increase the hose diameter.
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3.2.3
PRIOR TO STARTING GENERATOR
Before starting up the generator, inspect the consumer power supply conductors to
make sure they are in perfect condition and that the consumers are disconnected; the
unit should always be started up at no load.
Make sure that there is nothing obstructing the ventilation ducts and that there are no
foreign objects inside the unit.
Make sure the fluid levels of the Electrical Generator are adequate for the service the
unit will be providing and that there are no leaks or spillage.
3.2.4
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
The connecting of cables that supply consumers must be performed by qualified
personnel; these conductors should be connected to terminals U V W and N or L1 L2
L3 and N or to the socket panels.
The four-pole circuit breakers have copper bus bars to facilitate the connection with
conductors and prevent deterioration produced by repeated connecting.
Depending on the options selected, sockets may or may not have individual
protection, which is distinguished from the general unit protection by the use of an
individual circuit breaker for each socket.
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3.3
STORAGE
If you think your generator will be inactive for a long period of time, follow these
instructions:
1) Press STOP on the control module.
2) Press the emergency stop button to avoid future involuntary startups when
connecting.
3) Empty the fuel tank. Make sure the internal protection valve is in the correct
position.
4) Leave the battery disconnected.
5) Avoid storing the unit in areas with high dust accumulation or excessive
moisture.
6) Do not use pressurized water when cleaning the unit.
7) Check your Engine manual for care instructions; the manual has been
provided along with this booklet.
8) For Alternator care instructions, please check your Alternator’s manual,
which has been provided along with the document you are now reading.
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4 STARTING AND STOPPING THE UNIT
To start up the Electrical Generator, follow the steps listed below:
1)
Check the levels of oil, coolant and fuel.
2)
Close the battery isolator.
3)
Release the emergency shutoff switch if it has been pressed.
4)
Check the Electrical Generator’s automatic switch (levers should be in the
lowered position).
5)
To perform the startup of your Electrical Generator, please refer to point 6
- OPERATION MANUAL, taking into account the control panel model of your
unit.
6)
Once the unit has been started, connect the Electrical Generator’s
automatic switch.
7)
Make sure the earth leakage circuit breaker (ELCB) is functioning properly
by pressing the TEST button.
8)
Turn on the electromagnetic circuit breaker once again and use the
Electrical Generator normally.
To stop the unit:
1)
Disconnect the loads.
2)
Turn off the electromagnetic circuit breaker.
3)
Leave the engine running at no load for 2 minutes to cool down the
generator unit.
4)
Stop the Engine completely by switching the control module switch to the
OFF position.
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5 OPERATION MANUAL
The generator you purchased has been designed for manual service and thus starting
and stopping the unit will be done manually.
The following is a description of the different elements, according to the Electrical
Generator chosen.
5.1
ELECTRICAL PANEL COMPONENTS
AMMETER:
Measures the Intensity (A), by means of a switch, of the different phases
of the Electrical Generator.
FREQUENCY METER:
Indicates the Frequency of the Electrical Generator (Hz).
VOLTMETER WITH ATS:
Indicates the Voltage (V), by means of a switch, of the different phases of
the Electrical Generator.
HOUR METER:
Indicates number of hours worked by the Electrical Generator.
The two digits in red on the right indicate hundredths of hours. Hours are
indicated in white from the third digit on.
EMERGENCY STOP BUTTON:
Pressing this button brings the Electrical Generator to an immediate stop.
To cancel, turn to the left, when the end of the emergency situation has
been confirmed.
On soundproofed units the emergency stop button is installed apart from
the electrical panel (built into the canopy).
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GAUGES INDICATING ENGINE PARAMETERS:
•
•
•
•
Oil Pressure
Intensity of Battery Voltae
Engine Temperature
Fuel Level
DIAGNOSTIC BUTTON:
Allows Engine parameters to be checked when Electrical Generator is
stopped (electronically controlled Engines). Also gives a readout of the
generator’s different alarms
EARTH LEAKAGE CIRCUIT BREAKER (ELCB):
Protection against earth leakage of one phase, setting off the Electrical Generator’s
primary protection switch.
Configured to be activated when voltage is exceeded by 3 mA, with a time delay of 0s.
Includes a TEST button for checking the state of the ELCB.
It is the installer’s responsibility to adjust and seal the ELCB according to the current
regulations.
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5.2
GPM-2 ANALOG CONTROL MODULE
15
1
8
2
9
3
10
4
11
5
6
7
17
16
14
13
12
Image 10 - GPM-2 CONTROL MODULE
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NUMBER
SYMBOL
DESCRIPTION
IDENTIFICATION
Flashing red light: three failed
startup attempts.
Continuous red light: Voltage
failure or low Frequency.
Flashing red light: Battery
charge Alternator failure
Continuous red light (unit
stopped): Indicates Contact
Flashing red light: Low oil level
Continuous red light (unit
stopped): Indicates Contact
Flashing red light: High
temperature. Continuous red
light: Low coolant level.
Flashing red light: Unit
overload.
Red: Low fuel level.
(Continuous/flashing red light:
Stopped/warning).
Flashing red light: Emergency
Stop.
Continuous red light: Engine
overspeed
(1)
Unit startup failure /
Alternator failure
(2)
Battery charge
Alternator failure
(3)
Low oil level
(4)
Low level / High
Coolant Temperature
(5)
Overload
(6)
Low fuel level
(7)
Emergency Stop /
Overspeed
(8)
Remote Startup Mode
Green LED
(9)
Unit heating
Yellow LED
(10)
Stop signal
Flashing red light: imminent
stoppage. Continuous red light:
stop command.
(11)
Maintenance Signal
Flashing blue: see maintenance
section.
(12)
Maintenance reset
button
Button
(13)
Unit startup button
Button
(14)
(15)
Manual Mode
Key position for
stopping unit
MAN
(16)
Automatic Mode
AUTO
(17)
Programmable alarm
Flashing or Continuous red
light; user-defined.
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The GPM-2 control module has three positions: STOP, Automatic (AUTO) and Manual
(MAN). Key selectable (numbers 14 through 16 of the descriptive chart for the control
module)..
STARTUP:
When the key is turned to
for low oil level
Manual Mode position, LED indicators
(3), battery charge alternator
(2), and preheating
(9) will be turned on and after 10 seconds the LED indicator (9) will be
turned off, at which point the START button
(13) can be pressed to start up the
unit.
Follow the instructions detailed in point 5 - STARTING AND STOPPING THE UNIT.
Note: While the key is in the MAN position, if the button (13) is not pressed within 20 seconds the control
module will shut down the system.
STOPPING THE UNIT:
Follow the instructions detailed in point 5 - STARTING AND STOPPING THE UNIT.
Turn the key to the central STOP position.
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INDICATOR LIGHTS:
(8)
Indicates Remote Startup; continuous green light turns on when unit is operating
remotely.
(9)
Indicates Heating of the unit; continuous yellow light turns on when unit is being
heated. Wait before starting up the unit.
(10)
Indicates Stop Signal.
Flashing: Indicates Engine cooling period.
Continuous: The control module issues a stop command to the Engine; stays lit for 20
seconds following the complete stopping of the Engine.
(11)
Indicates Maintenance; flashing light; the first time the light turns on after 50
operating hours and afterwards every 150 hours.
To reset the Maintenance hour meter, the Electrical Generator must be running. Turn
the key to the STOP position while pressing the button
(12) until the control
module becomes completely deactivated.
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ALARMS:
The following is a chart describing the possible alarms of the GPM-2 module:
NUMBER
SYMBOL
DESCRIPTION
Unit startup failure
(1)
Alternator failure
Contact
(2)
Battery charge
Alternator failure
Contact
(3)
Low oil pressure
Low level
(4)
High coolant
temperature
(5)
Overload
(6)
Low fuel level
Emergency Stop
(7)
Overspeed
Programmable
alarm
(17)
IDENTIFICATION
If the light is flashing, an audible signal
will be given and generator is shut
down.
If light is continuous, indicates low
frequency. If it runs below nominal level
for over 30 seconds, unit is shut down.
If light is continuous and the engine is
stopped, indicates “contact” (not an
alarm).
If light is flashing, indicates failure and
the control module issues unit stop
command.
If light is continuous and the engine is
stopped, indicates “contact” (not an
alarm).
If light is flashing, indicates failure and
the control module issues unit stop
command.
If light is continuous, indicates low
Coolant level and module issues unit
stop command.
If light is flashing, indicates High
Coolant Temperature and the control
module issues unit stop command.
Light will flash and indicate that the
protection switch is open; module
issues unit stop command.
If light is flashing, indicates WARNING.
If light is flashing, module issues unit
stop command.
If light is continuous, module issues unit
stop command, indicating an
Emergency Stop (emergency button
activated).
If the light is flashing, module issues
unit stop command, indicating Engine
High Speed.
If the light is continuous, indicates
WARNING.
If light is flashing, module issues unit
stop command.
Note: If at any point 3 or more LED indicators turn on, it could indicate low battery level.
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5.3
DEEP SEA 5210 DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE
Image 11 - DEEP SEA 5210 CONTROL MODULE
MODULE 5210
Image 12 - DEEP SEA 5210 CONTROL MODULE
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NUMBER
SYMBOL
(1)
DESCRIPTION
Stop button.
Control module connection.
MANUAL mode button
(2)
(3)
Red LED
Settings +
Red LED
Settings: ENTER
(5)
Startup button for Electrical
generator.
(6)
When lit, indicates correct
readings for Electrical
Generator
(7)
Configurable LED indicators.
(8)
Screen indicating the status of
the Electrical Generator.
(9)
Down button on the screen
menu.
(10)
Event Log button.
(11)
LED lit: Electrical Generator is
supplying consumers.
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Settings -
AUTOMATIC mode button.
(4)
IDENTIFICATION
Red LED
Red LED
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STARTUP:
If the LCD screen is off, press
(1) to connect the control module and the LCD
screen will turn on.
Press the button
(2) and the LED in the top part of the button will turn on,
indicating that the unit is operating. Press
(5) briefly to start up the unit.
Follow the instructions detailed in point 5 - STARTING AND STOPPING THE UNIT.
There is a maximum of 3 startup attempts, after which the flashing stop symbol
will be displayed along with the startup failure indicator
.
The status screen of the Deep Sea 5210 Control Module will indicate all of the
possible events of the Electrical Generator.
This image shows all of the symbols displayed
on the LCD screen (8).
The LCD display (8) will normally look similar to this:
Example of the screen indicating the voltage readings for
each phase of the Electrical Generator.
STOPPING THE UNIT:
Follow the instructions detailed in point 5 - STARTING AND STOPPING THE UNIT.
Press
(1) to stop the unit. The unit will be stopped immediately.
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ICON
DESCRIPTION
Indicates that the screen display information
refers to the Electrical Generator.
Indicates that the Event Log reading is being
accessed (Flashing).
Indicates that the Programming Mode is being
accessed.
Indicates that the Electrical Generator is idle.
Indicates that the Electrical Generator’s
system date and time is being shown.
This icon indicates a stoppage or alarm:
Warning =
, Stoppage =
Indicates the percentage of fuel remaining in
the generator’s tank.
Indication related to the Battery.
Indicate Battery level outside established
limits.
Indicates keypad is locked.
kW and kVAr indicate units of current power.
CosØ: Indicates power factor.
º C: Measurement given in degrees Celsius.
º F: Measurement given in degrees Fahrenheit.
~: Measurement related to Alternating Current
V: Measurement of Voltage
A: Measurement of Intensity (Amperes)
.... : Indicates Direct Current
If Lx-Lx is displayed:
Indicates measurement of phase-phase
Voltage
If Lx-N is displayed:
Indicates measurement of phase-neutral
Voltage
Bar, rpm, PSI, Hz, kPa: indicate measurement
units for the corresponding parameter.
The lock icon indicates keypad is locked.
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To view the different parameter readings, press
and the LCD indicator (8) will
display these readings in the following order:
• RPM of generator / frequency (Hz)
• Line-Neutral AC Voltage of generator
• Line-Line AC Voltage of generator
• Oil pressure
• Coolant temperature
• Fuel level (%)
• Engine operating hours
• DC voltage of battery
• AC line current
• Total kW
• Voltage (V)
• Phase angle (cos)
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The following is an example of what the LCD screen (8) will look like when the various
parameters are displayed:
SCREEN SEQUENCE
DESCRIPTION
Initial screen in which Engine speed and generator
Frequency are measured. To measure the next parameter,
press
Then the second measurement screen appears, indicating
the Voltage readings between each Phase and Neutral. To
measure the next parameter, press
The third measurement screen will appear, indicating the
Voltage readings between Phases. To measure the next
parameter, press
Pressing
afterwards, we move from one parameter to the next in the order
specified on the previous page.
WARNING/STOPPAGE
DESCRIPTION
Turns on to indicate a set alarm; displayed along with
the icons detailed on the preceding page.
Warning state =
; Stoppage =
.
LCD screen will appear as follows when a configurable
alarm is activated.
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ALARMS:
The following chart describes each alarm:
NUMBER
SYMBOL
DESCRIPTION
Z
Fuel level below minimum.
Y
Low battery voltage.
X
Emergency Stop.
W
Engine overspeed
V
Low oil pressure
U
High Engine temperature
T
If Engine does not start after 3 attempts, the unit will be stopped
and this icon will be displayed.
S
Low engine speed
H
Alternator Frequency beyond established limits.
V
Alternator Voltage beyond established limits.
A
If it is detected that the Generator’s output current exceeds the
established value for an extended period of time, this warning
will be displayed. If the cutoff point for overcurrent is exceeded
by 10% for one hour, the unit will be stopped.
Note: If the established limits defined as Warning or Stop are exceeded, the module will display the
corresponding alarm. None of these will be shown if not detected by the System.
Note: The Deep Sea 5210 module will display a Warning by lighting up the icon
alarm icon. If the warning causes the unit to stop, this icon will turn on
both of which will be flashing.
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EVENT LOG:
To view the event log, press the following button repeatedly
This icon will flash
(10).
.
A screen similar to this will be shown:
“On November 1, 2002, at 08:17, the system detected that the Oil pressure was below
the minimum level and shut down the generator.”
To move from one event to the next, press
To exit the Main Screen, press
(9).
(10).
Note: Warning alarms are not logged.
ADJUST DATE AND TIME:
The date and time are adjustable. When the battery is disconnected, the date and
time are frozen; when the battery is reconnected, the date and time shown will be
from the time the battery was disconnected.
The date and time reflected in the Event Log will be taken from the configuration
according to the following steps:
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Press
(1) and
(10) simultaneously. This icon
will flash, indicating
that “configuration mode” is active. The calendar will be shown.
Press
(4) and the hour will start flashing.
To adjust to the desired setting, press
Once the desired value has been set, press
(3) or
(2).
(4) to save.
LIST OF POSSIBLE ALARMS:
1)
Low Pressure
17)
Low Voltage
2)
High temperature
18)
High Voltage
3)
Fuel level (%)
19)
Low Frequency
4)
Date / time
20)
High Frequency
5)
Mains transient delay
21)
Generator Under Voltage
6)
Start delay
7)
Warming up
8)
Crank attempt
9)
Crank rest
10)
Safety delay
11)
Overspeed overshoot
12)
Warming up
13)
Transfer delay
14)
Return delay
15)
Cooling run
16)
Energize to stop
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L1-N
22)
Generator Over Voltage
23)
Generator Under
Frequency
24)
Generator Over Frequency
25)
Delayed Overcurrent %
26)
Under Speed
27)
Over Speed
28)
Low Voltage
29)
High Voltage
30)
Alternator failure
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5.4
DEEP SEA 5310 DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE
Image 13 - DEEP SEA 5310 CONTROL MODULE
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NUMBER
SYMBOL
(1)
DESCRIPTION
Stop button.
Red LED
MANUAL mode button
Red LED
(2)
Settings -
(3)
Settings +
(4)
IDENTIFICATION
AUTOMATIC mode
button.
Red LED
Settings: ENTER
(5)
Button to silence
alarms / Control module Red LED
LED test
(6)
Button for starting up
Electrical generator.
(7)
When lit, indicates
correct readings for
Electrical Generator.
(8)
(9)
Configurable LED
indicators.
Red LED
Screen indicating the
status of the Electrical
Generator.
(10)
Down button on the
screen menu.
(11)
Button to scroll to next
page of screen menu.
(12)
Electrical Generator is
supplying consumers.
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Red LED
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STARTUP:
If the LCD screen is off, press
(1) to connect the control module and the LCD
screen will turn on.
Press the button
(2) and the LED in the top part of the button will turn on,
indicating that the unit is operating. Press
(5) to start up the unit.
Follow the instructions detailed in point 5 - STARTING AND STOPPING THE UNIT.
There will be a maximum of 3 startup attempts, after which the information screen will
display a startup alarm:
STOPPING THE UNIT:
Follow the instructions detailed in point 5 - STARTING AND STOPPING THE UNIT.
Press
(1) to stop the unit. The unit will be stopped immediately.
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ALARMS:
Press
(5) to silence the audible alarm and the Common alarm LED.
By default, the information screen will display the following message:
If an alarm occurs, the screen will display the following:
Alarm Type. Shutdown or Warning
Alarm Description. Example:
High engine temperature
The warning alarms do not entail generator unit shutdown.
If shutdown occurs while a warning is active, the screen will cycle through the active
alarms:
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INCIDENT
ALARM DESCRIPTIONS
Battery Charge alternator voltage not detected
Battery voltage beyond established limits
After shutdown command, Engine continues
running.
Could also indicate faulty oil pressure sender
Low fuel level
Low oil pressure
Engine temperature beyond established limits
Engine speed beyond established limits
Alternator Frequency beyond established limits
Alternator Voltage beyond established limits.
Intensity of the Alternator output beyond established
limits
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INCIDENT
DESCRIPTION OF SHUTDOWNS
Engine does not start, three attempts made.
Controlled shutdown of the unit. It will not be functional until
the emergency stop button has been reset.
Low oil pressure
High Engine temperature
Engine speed beyond established limits
Alternator Frequency beyond established limits
Alternator Voltage beyond established limit
Faulty oil pressure sender
Intensity of the Alternator output beyond established limits
Note: If the established limit for shutdown is exceeded, a corresponding alarm screen will be displayed and
on the configurable LED indicator (8) the Common Shutdown alarm will appear.
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TYPICAL INFORMATION SCREEN MESSAGES:
Indicates
Electrical
Generator
running
normally in Automatic Mode. Also indicates the
average line to neutral voltage (L-N), the
highest of the three phase currents, the
nominal frequency, average line-to-line voltage (L-L) and total kilowatts.
MEASUREMENT PARAMETER DISPLAY SCREENS:
Coolant temperature in degrees (ºC) Celsius
and degrees Fahrenheit (ºF)
Displays Engine oil pressure in Bar, PSI and
kPa.
All three generator line currents.
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EVENT LOG:
To view the event log, press the following button repeatedly
(11).
Register of Shutdown alarms occurring in the generator unit; the most recent
occurrences can be stored. A screen similar to this is shown:
“On September 10, 2003, at 21:15, the system detected that the Oil pressure was
below the minimum level and shut down the generator.”
To scroll from one event to the next, press
To exit the Main Screen, press
(10).
(11).
Note: Warning alarms are not logged.
DISPLAYING INFORMATION:
Press this button:
(11).
Page order:
• Status display
• Instrument display
• Alarms display
• Event Log
It is possible to scroll through the different display screens by pressing the Next Page
button:
(10). Once selected, the instrument will remain on the screen until the
user selects a different instrument or after a period of inactivity for the Control
module, at which point the default display appears.
Alternatively, by holding down on
(10) the user can autoscroll through all of the
instruments on a particular screen. To disable scrolling, stop pressing the page down
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button then either press it again for a few seconds or press
(11). When
autoscroll is disabled, if no buttons are pressed the display will return to the Alarms
page.
If an alarm becomes activated while viewing instruments, the Alarms page will be
automatically displayed.
Instrument page content:
•
Engine speed
•
Oil pressure
•
Coolant temperature
•
Engine hours run
•
Number of starts
•
DC battery voltage
•
Generator AC voltage L-N
•
Generator AC voltage L-L
•
Generator Line Current
•
Fuel level (%)
•
Nominal voltage L-N
•
Nominal voltage L-L
•
Nominal frequency (Hz)
If the following appears in an instrument display: # # # # # # , this means that the
Engine cannot provide this parameter; the Control Module, however, can display this
instrument.
If the following appears in an instrument display: # # # # # # with the Electrical
Generator in OFF/AUTOMATIC Mode (with the Engine stopped), this means that the
Control Module is not connected to the Engine.
Press this button
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ALARM LED:
Remote start on load
Overload pre-alarm
Common alarms
Common shutdown
EDITING THE CURRENT DATE AND TIME:
The date and time are adjustable. When the battery is disconnected, the date and
time are frozen; when the battery is reconnected, the date and time shown will be
from the time the battery was disconnected.
The date and time reflected in the Event Log will be taken from the configuration
according to the following steps:
Press
(1) and
Press
(3) until the Date and Time screen appears.
(11) simultaneously, then enter the correct PIN number.
When Date and Time screen appears, press the
start to flash. Press
Press the
Press
(3) or
button (4). The minutes will
(2) to adjust to the desired setting.
(10) button to confirm the value entered. The hour will begin to flash.
(3) or
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Press the
button (10) to confirm the value entered and select the day. The day
will begin to flash. Press
Press the
(3) or
(2) again to adjust to the desired setting.
(10) button to confirm the selection made and select the month. The
value will start to flash. Press
(3) or
Lastly, set the correct year by pressing the
flash. Press
Press
(3) or
(2) again to adjust the month.
(10) button. The year will start to
(2) again to adjust to the desired setting.
(4) to save the changes made to Date and Time.
The screen will display the date and time
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5.5
INTELIGEN DIGITAL CONTROL MODULE
Image 14 - INTELIGEN CONTROL MODULE
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#
SYMBOL
DESCRIPTION
IDENTIFICATION
(1)
Deactivates
alarm
(2)
(3)
Scrolls
different
modes
(4)
Fault reset
Acknowledges faults and alarms
(5)
Start button
In Manual Mode
(6)
Stop button
In Manual Mode
(7)
Generator
present
(8)
Electrical
Failure
(9)
State of GCB
Green when GCB is closed. Flashes
during synchronization with Mains.
(10)
GCB ON/OFF
Opens and closes GCB in Manual mode
(11)
State of MCB
Green is MCB is closed Flashes during
synchronization with Mains.
(12)
MCB ON/OFF
(13)
State of Mains Power
(14)
State
of
supplied
consumers
(15)
Enter Button
(16)
(17)
Selects
value
(18)
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audible
through OFF←MAN←AUT←TEST
operating
OFF→MAN→AUT→TEST
voltage
Generator
Green if unit voltage is present and
within
limits.
Flashes
during
synchronization with Mains.
Flashing Red LED indicates alarm
Green if Mains Power is correct
Red light flashes if Mains Failure
Voltage
occurs
and
generator
stops;
to
continuous if generator is operating,
turns off when Mains power restored.
Confirms on-screen value
on-screen Increases value
Decreases value
Cycles through
Button
to
cycle →MEASUREMENT
→ADJUSTMENT
through the menus
→HISTORY
display
screens
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The InteliGen module contains the following three menu screens:
• Measurement
• Adjustment
• History
Can be selected using the following button:
(18).
To display the different instruments on each screen menu, press
(17) and
(16).
The Measurement screen displays the parameters measured by the Engine; if the
Engine uses an electronic management system, many additional parameters can be
displayed. In addition to these parameters, measurements can be displayed for fuel
level, oil pressure, current, voltage, frequency, run hours and battery charge level.
The Adjustment menu screen displays the adjustment parameters already
configured; it is not necessary to edit any of these.
The History screen menu displays the log of alarms that have occurred in the
generator unit. It also logs the opening and closing of the Mains circuit breaker as
well as the starting and shutting down of the generator unit.
STARTUP:
Press the START button
(5) to start up the Electrical Generator. When the
(7) will be
Generator voltage is within the established limits, the LED indicator
lit. Next press the GCB ON/OFF button
(10). The loads will be transferred
directly to the Electrical Generator. To stop the unit, press STOP
(6).
LOAD TEST MODE (MANUAL):
This operating Mode is used to allow the Electrical Generator to check the state of the
Mains Power or to disconnect from the Mains when an imminent mains failure is
detected. When this operating Mode is selected, the unit starts up at no load. To
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transfer the loads to the unit, press the MCB ON/OFF button
press the GCB ON/OFF button
(12) and then
(10). At this time synchronization occurs
between the Electrical Generator and the Mains for 60 seconds to assume the loads.
OFF MODE:
The Electrical Generator will not start. Even if we press the buttons START
(5),
STOP (6), GCB ON/OFF (10), the Generator will not respond.
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6 MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
You must make sure that the person who will perform this duty is qualified to do so
and utilizes the appropriate individual protection equipment.
6.1
PRIOR TO MAINTENANCE
You must first:
•
Switch Control Module to the STOP position.
•
Press the emergency stop button.
•
Open the battery isolator.
6.2
DURING MAINTENANCE
Preventive maintenance tasks are necessary to preserve the unit; doing so will result
in optimum performance. Be sure to verify the following items:
1)
While the Engine is cold, the oil level should be between the minimum and
maximum values. If it is below the minimum, add Engine oil.
Note: With the GPM-2 and InteliGen modules, after running 50 hours notice will be given to
change the oil. The recommended oil is 15W40.
2)
The radiator water level should be adequate.
3)
The fuel level in the tank should be sufficient for the service to be
performed. The generator control panel is equipped with a fuel gauge,
which will be functional whenever the electrical panel is receiving power.
4)
Always refuel in a well ventilated area with the engine stopped.
5)
Closely inspect the connections and the electrical circuit, for both the
mechanical and electrical sections.
6)
Check carefully for possible liquid leaks. If a leak is detected, find its
source and resolve the problem.
7)
The air inlet and outlet vents should be completely unobstructed to allow
for free circulation of cooling air.
8)
Check the battery’s connection terminals and electrolyte level (if
necessary, add demineralized or distilled water). Acid should never be
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added. The battery should be recharged if the terminal voltage is below
12.3 V.
9)
If the battery needs recharging after being taken out of the unit, remove the
vent caps and charge battery with direct current only. Connect the
charger’s positive (+) cable to the battery’s positive (+) terminal and the
charger’s negative (-) cable to the battery’s negative (-) terminal. Recharge
battery with a current equaling 1/10 the nominal capacity (Ah). Battery is
fully charged when acid density is 1.28. Before completing recharging
process: turn off charger before disconnecting battery and check
electrolyte level.
10)
If the battery is discharged and you want to perform an emergency startup
with the battery from another generator, first check the tightness of the
discharged battery’s terminals. Stop the engines of both units and connect
the two positive terminals of the batteries first and then connect the
negative terminal of the charged battery to a metal area on the disabled
unit (ground). Start up the auxiliary unit and then the unit being repaired.
Disconnect the cables in reverse order to avoid a short circuit. Finally, fully
charge the battery.
11)
Installation of the fuel filter in all units means that the operator must
constantly monitor the water buildup and drain as it becomes filled. This
does not entail an inconvenience but rather simply keeping an eye on the
transparent tank in order to know when to drain. If the filter were to
become worn out, it should be replaced.
12)
The oil draining pump improves the draining process, saves time and
facilitates maintenance.
13)
The fuel tank includes a drain hatch to provide quick access and a safety
valve to prevent fuel from being extracted through the outlet on the base
frame
14)
The radiator is drained through the base frame outlet.
15)
For maintaining the canopy, we recommend cleaning periodically to avoid
dirt buildup. The unit’s galvanized canopy prevents corrosion and rust.
Note: While performing preventive maintenance tasks it is advisable to wear protective eyewear and
gloves during all operations involving the handling of battery acid.
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Note: Remember to always perform all operations with the utmost precaution and safety as indicated in
this Manual. (Pay special attention to the risk of short circuits that could be caused by coming in contact
with the unit’s metallic objects.)
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6.3
MAINTENANCE CHART
FREQUENCY
After 50 hrs
DAILY
Every 50 hrs. /
WEEKLY
MAINTENANCE OPERATION
Perform 250 hr. maintenance
Check fuel level on the main tank.
Check coolant fluid level.
Check the oil level (see engine’s user manual).
Drain water separator filter.
Make sure the radiator inlets and outlets are unobstructed.
Inspect the air filter service indicator.
Make sure the Electrical Generator’s outlet cables are in perfect condition.
Make sure machine is properly grounded and that the earth leakage circuit
breaker is working (press Test button).
Perform a general inspection and make sure there are no fluid leaks.
Check the Engine manufacturer’s manual for specific tasks.
Water and sediment in fuel tank: Drain.
Review the connections of the startup battery, clean and cover with Vaseline.
Change the filtering element of the water separator filter.
Start up the Engine 3 times, noting the voltage readings each time. Make sure
EVERY 250 HRS. battery voltage is correct on each startup.
EVERY 6 MONTHS Make sure all of the electrical panel lights are functioning properly.
Check the state of all of the gauges and indicators on the electrical panel.
Clean the interior of the electrical generator. *
Check the Engine manufacturer’s manual for specific tasks.
Make sure there are no leaks in the coolant tubes.
EVERY 500 HRS. Make sure that all of the unit’s alarms display correctly.
YEARLY
Thoroughly clean the engine radiator.
Check the Engine manufacturer’s manual for specific tasks.
Fully charge the battery and check the electrolyte level.
Thoroughly clean the Generator Unit.
Clean the control panel and tighten its connections.
Clean the electrical power panel and socket panel and tighten its
EVERY 1000 HRS. connections.
Make sure the control apparatus measurements given are correct.
YEARLY
For units with trailer, take to specialized maintenance shop (annually).
Check the Alternator manufacturer’s manual for specific tasks.
Check the Engine manufacturer’s manual for specific tasks.
Check the condition and tightness of the antivibration feet.
EVERY 3000 HRS.
Change coolant (does not apply to the oil cooled DZR range).
EVERY 2 YRS.
Notes:
Check your Engine and Alternator manuals for specific maintenance tasks.
Make sure maintenance is performed by qualified personnel.
Be sure to comply with local legislation on environmental protection. Batteries, filters
and used fluids as well as replaced electrical material and packaging should be taken
to an authorized recycling center.
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When cleaning the generator, do not use pressurized water as it could damage
components.
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7 TROUBLESHOOTING
Unit in operation
Originating in engine’s interior
In the electrical panel
Engine does
Engine starts
not start
INCIDENT
LIKELY CAUSE
Defective battery
Battery isolator open
Starter does not turn
Defective Starting
System
Faulty voltage detector
Starter functioning
on control module
properly
Lacking fuel
Emergency has
Stops with cause
occurred
Emergency not
Stops for no apparent
indicated due to faulty
reason
LED indicator
Does not stop when
Defective Shutdown
emergency occurs
System
Generator does not
Faulty Control Unit
stop when in Stop
Defective Shutdown
position
System
High voltage at no
Excessive speed
load
Alternator failure
Reduced speed
Low voltage at no load
Alternator failure
Correct voltage but
High load
Underspeed on load
low when on load
Alternator failure
Voltage meter
damaged
Voltage unstable
Engine unsteady
Strange noise inside
the unit
Various causes
High Alternator
temperature
Ventilation openings
obstructed
Possible overload
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SOLUTION
Replace the battery
Close battery isolator.
Contact Technical Svcs.
Contact Technical Svcs.
Refill the fuel tank.
Take appropriate measures
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Press Emergency Stop Button
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Press Emergency Stop Button
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Adjust the unit’s loads
Contact Technical Services.
Contact Technical Svcs.
Make sure nothing is preventing the
unit from functioning properly.
Contact Technical Svcs.
Remove obstructions from internal
and external ventilation openings.
Check loads
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8 PROTECTION FROM THE ENVIRONMENT
Once the Electrical Generator has been installed, it is necessary to clean the
packaging, accessories, electrical tools, etc., that were used during the installation
process.
When it is time to dispose of the batteries, in keeping with Environmental Regulations
it is advisable to take them to an authorized recycling center.
For a cleaner environment, recycle all possible items and be sure to not throw
electrical components in with the regular garbage so as to comply with European
Directive 2002/96/EC. These items should be stored separately until being taken for
ecological recycling.
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9
•
WARRANTY
The electrical generator warranty covers an entire year, starting from the date it
is installed. This should be communicated to SE POWER (hereinafter “the
manufacturer”), in writing, via fax or email. The following information must be
included: MODEL, SERIAL NUMBER and INSTALLATION DATE.
•
If the manufacturer is not informed of the installation within a maximum of sixty
days from the invoice date, the latter shall be considered the effective start date
of the warranty period. If for any reason the installation is not possible within the
first sixty days following the invoice date, the manufacturer must be informed
thereof in writing. Thus no warranty claims shall be accepted if the manufacturer
does not possess the aforementioned correspondence.
•
The warranty of the electrical generator will cover any faulty components or
assembly not caused by improper use, handling or modification. The warranty
does not cover breakdowns caused by connecting the electrical generator to
devices not installed or supplied by the manufacturer. Also excluded are
breakdowns and damages caused by prolonged or improper storage. In the latter
case, check the manufacturer’s user manuals.
•
The warranty for the electrical generator shall cover ONLY the replacement parts
and labor necessary for the repair of the generator by personnel authorized by
the manufacturer. Traveling, kilometers traveled and other expenses deriving
from the repair of a generator under warranty are excluded from the warranty
coverage and in no case shall the manufacturer be responsible for these covering
these expenses, which shall be paid in cash.
•
The decision to accept or reject a warranty shall be made by the manufacturer. In
the case of engine and alternator breakdowns, the warranty shall be granted by
the provider of said components, according to the particular warranty conditions
of those components. The manufacturer reserves the option to request that the
faulty element be returned. In such case, all costs related to said return shall be
covered by the customer.
•
The warranty for a repair made during the warranty period shall have the same
expiration date as the warranty for the electrical generator.
•
The warranty does not cover damage caused by terrorist attacks, natural
disasters, sabotage or incidents of a similar nature.
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•
If any of the provisions set out does not comply with the legislation of a certain
country, the importer is required to notify the manufacturer thereof prior to
carrying out the sale transaction.
10 NOISE LEVEL
SE POWER Electrical Generators produce different acoustic levels depending on the
output and soundproofing of the Electrical Generator. The noise output is indicated
on a sticker affixed to the unit’s base frame.
Each Electrical Generator is provided with a sticker indicating the level of noise
output produced (see APPENDIX 1 - FIGURES). The noise level has been measured
according to the European directive 2000/14/EC and in compliance with the maximum
levels established by the directive 2005/88/EC.
Noise levels
Sales reference
LWA
[email protected]
DPR 20
DZR 30
DZR 40
DPR 30
DPR 45
DPR 60
DPR 80
DPR 100
DVR 140
DVR 150
DVR 200
DVR 250
DVR 300
DVR 375
DVR 410
DVR 500
90
90
94
94
94
94
94
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
98
94
70
62
66
62
66
66
66
69
69
69
69
69
69
69
70
62
Note: If you work near the unit for any extended period of time, it is advisable to use hearing protection.
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RENTAL SERIES ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
11 DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
SE POWER, shall deliver a CE “Declaration of Conformity” form along with the unit, in
compliance with the referenced regulations or standardized documents.
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RENTAL SERIES ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
12 APPENDIX 1: FIGURES
Detail of the unit’s nameplate:
#
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
LABELED ITEM
DESCRIPTION
D => Engine uses Diesel fuel at 1,500 rpm
P => Engine manufacturer is (P)erkins, (V)olvo,
(C)ummins or Deut(Z)
DPR 100
R => The Electrical Generator is Soundproofed Rental
Series
100 => Commercial name
Nominal Power 80 kW Nominal Output of Engine expressed in kW.
Power Factor 0.8
Indicates Power Factor of Alternator
Nominal Frequency 50
Nominal Frequency of Electrical Generator (Hertz)
Hz
Nominal Voltage
Nominal Frequency of Electrical Generator (Volts)
400/230 V
When withstanding an overload, engine will perform
Product class G1
according to catalogued response times per ISO 8528
Weight 1,640 kg
Total weight of Electrical Generator
Serial no. 169216
Manufacture Date
30/03/06
(10)
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Serial Number of Generator Manufacture
Manufacture Date of Electrical Generator
CE Marking indicates that Electrical Generator
complies with the Relevant Standards
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Image 15 - Placing in operation
Image 16 - Caution with generator
startup
Image 17 - General warning
Image 18 - Undefined Warning
Notice
Image 19 - Electrical Hazard 230
Volts
Image 20 - Electrical Hazard
400 Volts
Image 21 - Lifting point
Image 22 - Possible battery leakage
Image 23 - Electrical
grounding
Image 24 - Noise output 90 dB
Image 25 - Noise output 114 dB
Image 26 - Use of hearing
protection required
Image 27 - Coolant Flush
Image 28 - Oil draining
Image 29 - Fuel draining
BATTERY
ISOLATOR
Image 30 - Battery isolator
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RENTAL SERIES ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
13 APPENDIX 2: IMAGE INDEX
Image 1 - ELECTRICAL GENERATOR WITH CANOPY _______________________________5
Image 2 - Detailed view of Image 1 ________________________________________________6
Image 3 - INTERIOR OF A SOUNDPROOFED ELECTRICAL GENERATOR ____________7
Image 4 - GENERIC CONTROL PANEL ____________________________________________8
Image 5 - CONTROL PANEL FOR THE GPM-2 CONTROL MODULE __________________9
Image 6 - CONTROL PANEL FOR THE DEEP SEA CONTROL MODULE ______________10
Image 7 - CONTROL PANEL FOR THE INTELIGEN CONTROL MODULE _____________11
Image 8 - TRAILER ______________________________________________________________12
Image 9 - LIFTING FRAME _______________________________________________________13
Image 10 - GPM-2 CONTROL MODULE ___________________________________________21
Image 11 - DEEP SEA 5210 CONTROL MODULE __________________________________26
Image 12 - DEEP SEA 5210 CONTROL MODULE __________________________________26
Image 13 - DEEP SEA 5310 CONTROL MODULE __________________________________35
Image 14 - INTELIGEN CONTROL MODULE_______________________________________46
Image 16 - Placing in operation __________________________________________________61
Image 17 - Caution with generator startup________________________________________61
Image 18 - General warning _____________________________________________________61
Image 19 - Undefined Warning Notice ____________________________________________61
Image 20 - Electrical Hazard 230 Volts ___________________________________________61
Image 21 - Electrical Hazard 400 Volts ___________________________________________61
Image 22 - Lifting point __________________________________________________________61
Image 23 - Possible battery leakage _____________________________________________61
Image 24 - Electrical grounding__________________________________________________61
Image 25 - Noise output 90 dB ___________________________________________________61
Image 26 - Noise output 114 dB __________________________________________________61
Image 27 - Use of hearing protection required ____________________________________61
Image 28 - Coolant Flush ________________________________________________________61
Image 29 - Oil draining __________________________________________________________61
Image 30 - Fuel draining_________________________________________________________61
Image 31 - Battery isolator ______________________________________________________61
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September 2008
Operation and
Maintenance
Manual
1103 and 1104 Industrial Engines
DC (Engine)
DD (Engine)
DJ (Engine)
DK (Engine)
RE (Engine)
RG (Engine)
RJ (Engine)
RR (Engine)
RS (Engine)
RT (Engine)
DF (Engine)
DG (Engine)
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Important Safety Information
Most accidents that involve product operation, maintenance and repair are caused by failure to
observe basic safety rules or precautions. An accident can often be avoided by recognizing potentially
hazardous situations before an accident occurs. A person must be alert to potential hazards. This
person should also have the necessary training, skills and tools to perform these functions properly.
Improper operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair of this product can be dangerous and
could result in injury or death.
Do not operate or perform any lubrication, maintenance or repair on this product, until you have
read and understood the operation, lubrication, maintenance and repair information.
Safety precautions and warnings are provided in this manual and on the product. If these hazard
warnings are not heeded, bodily injury or death could occur to you or to other persons.
The hazards are identified by the “Safety Alert Symbol” and followed by a “Signal Word” such as
“DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”. The Safety Alert “WARNING” label is shown below.
The meaning of this safety alert symbol is as follows:
Attention! Become Alert! Your Safety is Involved.
The message that appears under the warning explains the hazard and can be either written or
pictorially presented.
Operations that may cause product damage are identified by “NOTICE” labels on the product and in
this publication.
Perkins cannot anticipate every possible circumstance that might involve a potential hazard. The
warnings in this publication and on the product are, therefore, not all inclusive. If a tool, procedure,
work method or operating technique that is not specifically recommended by Perkins is used,
you must satisfy yourself that it is safe for you and for others. You should also ensure that the
product will not be damaged or be made unsafe by the operation, lubrication, maintenance or
repair procedures that you choose.
The information, specifications, and illustrations in this publication are on the basis of information that
was available at the time that the publication was written. The specifications, torques, pressures,
measurements, adjustments, illustrations, and other items can change at any time. These changes can
affect the service that is given to the product. Obtain the complete and most current information before
you start any job. Perkins dealers or Perkins distributors have the most current information available.
When replacement parts are required for this
product Perkins recommends using Perkins
replacement parts.
Failure to heed this warning can lead to premature failures, product damage, personal injury or
death.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Foreword ................................................................. 4
Safety Section
Safety Messages .................................................... 5
General Hazard Information ................................... 6
Burn Prevention ...................................................... 7
Fire Prevention and Explosion Prevention .............. 8
Crushing Prevention and Cutting Prevention ........ 10
Mounting and Dismounting ................................... 10
Before Starting Engine .......................................... 10
Engine Starting ...................................................... 11
Engine Stopping .................................................... 11
Electrical System ................................................... 11
Product Information Section
Model Views ......................................................... 13
Product Identification Information ........................ 19
Operation Section
Lifting and Storage ................................................ 24
Gauges and Indicators .......................................... 27
Engine Starting ..................................................... 28
Engine Operation .................................................. 31
Engine Stopping ................................................... 32
Cold Weather Operation ....................................... 33
Maintenance Section
Refill Capacities .................................................... 37
Maintenance Interval Schedule ............................ 51
Warranty Section
Warranty Information ............................................ 79
Index Section
Index ..................................................................... 80
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Foreword
Foreword
Literature Information
This manual contains safety, operation instructions,
lubrication and maintenance information. This
manual should be stored in or near the engine area
in a literature holder or literature storage area. Read,
study and keep it with the literature and engine
information.
English is the primary language for all Perkins
publications. The English used facilitates translation
and consistency.
Some photographs or illustrations in this manual
show details or attachments that may be different
from your engine. Guards and covers may have
been removed for illustrative purposes. Continuing
improvement and advancement of product design
may have caused changes to your engine which are
not included in this manual. Whenever a question
arises regarding your engine, or this manual, please
consult with your Perkins dealer or your Perkins
distributor for the latest available information.
Safety
This safety section lists basic safety precautions.
In addition, this section identifies hazardous,
warning situations. Read and understand the basic
precautions listed in the safety section before
operating or performing lubrication, maintenance and
repair on this product.
Operation
Operating techniques outlined in this manual are
basic. They assist with developing the skills and
techniques required to operate the engine more
efficiently and economically. Skill and techniques
develop as the operator gains knowledge of the
engine and its capabilities.
The operation section is a reference for operators.
Photographs and illustrations guide the operator
through procedures of inspecting, starting, operating
and stopping the engine. This section also includes a
discussion of electronic diagnostic information.
Maintenance
The maintenance section is a guide to engine care.
The illustrated, step-by-step instructions are grouped
by service hours and/or calendar time maintenance
intervals. Items in the maintenance schedule are
referenced to detailed instructions that follow.
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Recommended service should be performed at the
appropriate intervals as indicated in the Maintenance
Interval Schedule. The actual operating environment
of the engine also governs the Maintenance Interval
Schedule. Therefore, under extremely severe,
dusty, wet or freezing cold operating conditions,
more frequent lubrication and maintenance than is
specified in the Maintenance Interval Schedule may
be necessary.
The maintenance schedule items are organized for
a preventive maintenance management program. If
the preventive maintenance program is followed, a
periodic tune-up is not required. The implementation
of a preventive maintenance management program
should minimize operating costs through cost
avoidances resulting from reductions in unscheduled
downtime and failures.
Maintenance Intervals
Perform maintenance on items at multiples of
the original requirement. We recommend that the
maintenance schedules be reproduced and displayed
near the engine as a convenient reminder. We also
recommend that a maintenance record be maintained
as part of the engine’s permanent record.
Your authorized Perkins dealer or your Perkins
distributor can assist you in adjusting your
maintenance schedule to meet the needs of your
operating environment.
Overhaul
Major engine overhaul details are not covered in
the Operation and Maintenance Manual except
for the interval and the maintenance items in that
interval. Major repairs should only be carried out by
Perkins authorized personnel. Your Perkins dealer
or your Perkins distributor offers a variety of options
regarding overhaul programs. If you experience
a major engine failure, there are also numerous
after failure overhaul options available. Consult with
your Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor for
information regarding these options.
California Proposition 65 Warning
Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents
are known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, and other reproductive harm. Battery
posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.
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Safety Section
Safety Messages
Safety Section
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Safety Messages
There may be several specific warning signs on
an engine. The exact location of the hazards and
the description of the hazards are reviewed in this
section. Please become familiar with all warning
signs.
Ensure that all of the warning signs are legible. Clean
the warning signs or replace the warning signs if
the words cannot be read or if the pictures are not
visible. When the warning signs are cleaned, use a
cloth, water, and soap. Do not use solvent, gasoline,
or other harsh chemicals to clean the warning signs.
Solvents, gasoline, or harsh chemicals could loosen
the adhesive that secures the warning signs. The
warning signs that are loosened could drop off of
the engine.
Illustration 1
g01154807
Typical example
The Universal Warning label (1) may be located on
the valve mechanism cover or the inlet manifold.
Refer to illustration 2.
Note: The location of this label will depend on the
application of the engine.
Replace any damaged warning signs or missing
warning signs. If a warning sign is attached to a part
of the engine that is replaced, install a new warning
sign on the replacement part. Perkins dealers or
Perkins distributors can provide new warning signs.
Do not work on the engine and do not operate the
engine unless the instructions and warnings in the
Operation and Maintenance Manual are understood.
Correct care is your responsibility. Failure to follow
the instructions or failure to heed the warnings could
result in injury or in death.
(1) Universal Warning
Do not operate or work on this equipment unless
you have read and understand the instructions
and warnings in the Operation and Maintenance
Manuals. Failure to follow the instructions or
heed the warnings could result in serious injury
or death.
Illustration 2
g01682734
Typical example
(2) Ether
Do not use aerosol types of starting aids such as
ether. Such use could result in an explosion and
personal injury.
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Safety Section
General Hazard Information
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General Hazard Information
Illustration 3
g01682820
The ether warning label (2) is located on the cover of
the inlet manifold. Refer to illustration 4.
Illustration 5
g00104545
Attach a “Do Not Operate” warning tag or a similar
warning tag to the start switch or to the controls
before you service the equipment or before you
repair the equipment.
Illustration 4
g01682833
Illustration 6
g00702020
Typical example
Wear a hard hat, protective glasses, and other
protective equipment, as required.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that can snag
on controls or on other parts of the engine.
Make sure that all protective guards and all covers
are secured in place on the engine.
Keep the engine free from foreign material. Remove
debris, oil, tools, and other items from the deck, from
walkways, and from steps.
Never put maintenance fluids into glass containers.
Drain all liquids into a suitable container.
Obey all local regulations for the disposal of liquids.
Use all cleaning solutions with care.
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Safety Section
Burn Prevention
Report all necessary repairs.
Do not allow unauthorized personnel on the
equipment.
Ensure that the power supply is disconnected before
you work on the bus bar or the glow plugs.
Perform maintenance on the engine with the
equipment in the servicing position. Refer to the
OEM information for the procedure for placing the
equipment in the servicing position.
Pressure Air and Water
Pressurized air and/or water can cause debris
and/or hot water to be blown out. This could result in
personal injury.
The direct application of pressurized air or
pressurized water to the body could result in personal
injury.
When pressurized air and/or water is used for
cleaning, wear protective clothing, protective shoes,
and eye protection. Eye protection includes goggles
or a protective face shield.
Illustration 7
g00687600
Always use a board or cardboard when you check
for a leak. Leaking fluid that is under pressure can
penetrate body tissue. Fluid penetration can cause
serious injury and possible death. A pin hole leak can
cause severe injury. If fluid is injected into your skin,
you must get treatment immediately. Seek treatment
from a doctor that is familiar with this type of injury.
Containing Fluid Spillage
The maximum air pressure for cleaning purposes
must be below 205 kPa (30 psi). The maximum
water pressure for cleaning purposes must be below
275 kPa (40 psi).
Care must be taken in order to ensure that fluids
are contained during performance of inspection,
maintenance, testing, adjusting and repair of the
engine. Make provision to collect the fluid with a
suitable container before any compartment is opened
or before any component is disassembled.
Fluid Penetration
• Only use the tools that are suitable for collecting
Pressure can be trapped in the hydraulic circuit long
after the engine has been stopped. The pressure can
cause hydraulic fluid or items such as pipe plugs to
escape rapidly if the pressure is not relieved correctly.
Do not remove any hydraulic components or parts
until pressure has been relieved or personal injury
may occur. Do not disassemble any hydraulic
components or parts until pressure has been relieved
or personal injury may occur. Refer to the OEM
information for any procedures that are required to
relieve the hydraulic pressure.
fluids and equipment that is suitable for collecting
fluids.
• Only use the tools that are suitable for containing
fluids and equipment that is suitable for containing
fluids.
Obey all local regulations for the disposal of liquids.
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Burn Prevention
Do not touch any part of an operating engine.
Allow the engine to cool before any maintenance
is performed on the engine. Relieve all pressure
in the air system, in the hydraulic system, in the
lubrication system, in the fuel system, or in the
cooling system before any lines, fittings or related
items are disconnected.
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Safety Section
Fire Prevention and Explosion Prevention
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Coolant
All fuels, most lubricants, and some coolant mixtures
are flammable.
When the engine is at operating temperature, the
engine coolant is hot. The coolant is also under
pressure. The radiator and all lines to the heaters or
to the engine contain hot coolant.
Any contact with hot coolant or with steam can cause
severe burns. Allow cooling system components to
cool before the cooling system is drained.
Check the coolant level after the engine has stopped
and the engine has been allowed to cool.
Ensure that the filler cap is cool before removing the
filler cap. The filler cap must be cool enough to touch
with a bare hand. Remove the filler cap slowly in
order to relieve pressure.
Cooling system conditioner contains alkali. Alkali can
cause personal injury. Do not allow alkali to contact
the skin, the eyes, or the mouth.
Oils
Hot oil and hot lubricating components can cause
personal injury. Do not allow hot oil to contact the
skin. Also, do not allow hot components to contact
the skin.
Batteries
Electrolyte is an acid. Electrolyte can cause personal
injury. Do not allow electrolyte to contact the skin or
the eyes. Always wear protective glasses for servicing
batteries. Wash hands after touching the batteries
and connectors. Use of gloves is recommended.
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Fire Prevention and Explosion
Prevention
Flammable fluids that are leaking or spilled onto hot
surfaces or onto electrical components can cause
a fire. Fire may cause personal injury and property
damage.
A flash fire may result if the covers for the engine
crankcase are removed within fifteen minutes after
an emergency shutdown.
Determine whether the engine will be operated in an
environment that allows combustible gases to be
drawn into the air inlet system. These gases could
cause the engine to overspeed. Personal injury,
property damage, or engine damage could result.
If the application involves the presence of combustible
gases, consult your Perkins dealer and/or your
Perkins distributor for additional information about
suitable protection devices.
Remove all flammable combustible materials or
conductive materials such as fuel, oil, and debris from
the engine. Do not allow any flammable combustible
materials or conductive materials to accumulate on
the engine.
Store fuels and lubricants in correctly marked
containers away from unauthorized persons. Store
oily rags and any flammable materials in protective
containers. Do not smoke in areas that are used for
storing flammable materials.
Do not expose the engine to any flame.
Exhaust shields (if equipped) protect hot exhaust
components from oil or fuel spray in case of a line,
a tube, or a seal failure. Exhaust shields must be
installed correctly.
Do not weld on lines or tanks that contain flammable
fluids. Do not flame cut lines or tanks that contain
flammable fluid. Clean any such lines or tanks
thoroughly with a nonflammable solvent prior to
welding or flame cutting.
Wiring must be kept in good condition. All electrical
wires must be correctly routed and securely attached.
Check all electrical wires daily. Repair any wires
that are loose or frayed before you operate the
engine. Clean all electrical connections and tighten
all electrical connections.
Eliminate all wiring that is unattached or unnecessary.
Do not use any wires or cables that are smaller than
the recommended gauge. Do not bypass any fuses
and/or circuit breakers.
Illustration 8
g00704000
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Safety Section
Fire Prevention and Explosion Prevention
Arcing or sparking could cause a fire. Secure
connections, recommended wiring, and correctly
maintained battery cables will help to prevent arcing
or sparking.
Inspect all lines and hoses for wear or for
deterioration. The hoses must be correctly routed.
The lines and hoses must have adequate support
and secure clamps. Tighten all connections to the
recommended torque. Leaks can cause fires.
Oil filters and fuel filters must be correctly installed.
The filter housings must be tightened to the correct
torque.
Illustration 10
g00704135
Gases from a battery can explode. Keep any open
flames or sparks away from the top of a battery. Do
not smoke in battery charging areas.
Never check the battery charge by placing a metal
object across the terminal posts. Use a voltmeter or
a hydrometer.
Incorrect jumper cable connections can cause
an explosion that can result in injury. Refer to
the Operation Section of this manual for specific
instructions.
Illustration 9
g00704059
Use caution when you are refueling an engine. Do
not smoke while you are refueling an engine. Do not
refuel an engine near open flames or sparks. Always
stop the engine before refueling.
Do not charge a frozen battery. This may cause an
explosion.
The batteries must be kept clean. The covers
(if equipped) must be kept on the cells. Use the
recommended cables, connections, and battery box
covers when the engine is operated.
Fire Extinguisher
Make sure that a fire extinguisher is available. Be
familiar with the operation of the fire extinguisher.
Inspect the fire extinguisher and service the fire
extinguisher regularly. Obey the recommendations
on the instruction plate.
Lines, Tubes and Hoses
Do not bend high pressure lines. Do not strike high
pressure lines. Do not install any lines that are bent
or damaged. Do not clip any other items to the high
pressure lines.
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Crushing Prevention and Cutting Prevention
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Repair any lines that are loose or damaged. Leaks
can cause fires. Consult your Perkins dealer or your
Perkins distributor for repair or for replacement parts.
Check lines, tubes and hoses carefully. Do not use
your bare hand to check for leaks. Use a board or
cardboard to check for leaks. Tighten all connections
to the recommended torque.
Replace the parts if any of the following conditions
are present:
• End fittings are damaged or leaking.
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Mounting and Dismounting
Inspect the steps, the handholds, and the work area
before mounting the engine. Keep these items clean
and keep these items in good repair.
Mount the engine and dismount the engine only at
locations that have steps and/or handholds. Do not
climb on the engine, and do not jump off the engine.
Face the engine in order to mount the engine or
dismount the engine. Maintain a three-point contact
with the steps and handholds. Use two feet and one
hand or use one foot and two hands. Do not use any
controls as handholds.
• Outer coverings are chafed or cut.
• Wires are exposed.
• Outer coverings are ballooning.
Do not stand on components which cannot support
your weight. Use an adequate ladder or use a work
platform. Secure the climbing equipment so that the
equipment will not move.
• Flexible part of the hoses are kinked.
• Outer covers have embedded armoring.
• End fittings are displaced.
Make sure that all clamps, guards, and heat shields
are installed correctly. During engine operation, this
will help to prevent vibration, rubbing against other
parts, and excessive heat.
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Crushing Prevention and
Cutting Prevention
Support the component correctly when work beneath
the component is performed.
Unless other maintenance instructions are provided,
never attempt adjustments while the engine is
running.
Stay clear of all rotating parts and of all moving
parts. Leave the guards in place until maintenance
is performed. After the maintenance is performed,
reinstall the guards.
Keep objects away from moving fan blades. The fan
blades will throw objects or cut objects.
When objects are struck, wear protective glasses in
order to avoid injury to the eyes.
Chips or other debris may fly off objects when objects
are struck. Before objects are struck, ensure that no
one will be injured by flying debris.
Do not carry tools or supplies when you mount the
engine or when you dismount the engine. Use a hand
line to raise and lower tools or supplies.
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Before Starting Engine
Before the initial start-up of an engine that is new,
serviced or repaired, make provision to shut the
engine off, in order to stop an overspeed. This may
be accomplished by shutting off the air and/or fuel
supply to the engine.
Overspeed shutdown should occur automatically for
engines that are controlled electronically. If automatic
shutdown does not occur, press the emergency stop
button in order to cut the fuel and/or air to the engine.
Inspect the engine for potential hazards.
Before starting the engine, ensure that no one is on,
underneath, or close to the engine. Ensure that the
area is free of personnel.
If equipped, ensure that the lighting system for the
engine is suitable for the conditions. Ensure that all
lights work correctly, if equipped.
All protective guards and all protective covers must
be installed if the engine must be started in order
to perform service procedures. To help prevent an
accident that is caused by parts in rotation, work
around the parts carefully.
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Engine Starting
Do not bypass the automatic shutoff circuits. Do not
disable the automatic shutoff circuits. The circuits are
provided in order to help prevent personal injury. The
circuits are also provided in order to help prevent
engine damage.
See the Service Manual for repairs and for
adjustments.
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Note: The engine is equipped with an automatic
device for cold starting for normal conditions of
operation. If the engine will be operated in very cold
conditions, then an extra cold starting aid may be
required. Normally, the engine will be equipped with
the correct type of starting aid for your region of
operation.
The engines are equipped with a glow plug starting
aid in each individual cylinder that heats the intake
air in order to improve starting.
Engine Starting
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Engine Stopping
Do not use aerosol types of starting aids such as
ether. Such use could result in an explosion and
personal injury.
If a warning tag is attached to the engine start switch
or to the controls, DO NOT start the engine or move
the controls. Consult with the person that attached
the warning tag before the engine is started.
All protective guards and all protective covers must
be installed if the engine must be started in order
to perform service procedures. To help prevent an
accident that is caused by parts in rotation, work
around the parts carefully.
Start the engine from the operator’s compartment or
from the engine start switch.
Always start the engine according to the procedure
that is described in the Operation and Maintenance
Manual, “Engine Starting” topic in the Operation
Section. Knowing the correct procedure will help to
prevent major damage to the engine components.
Knowing the procedure will also help to prevent
personal injury.
To ensure that the jacket water heater (if equipped)
and/or the lube oil heater (if equipped) is working
correctly, check the water temperature gauge and the
oil temperature gauge during the heater operation.
Engine exhaust contains products of combustion
which can be harmful to your health. Always start the
engine and operate the engine in a well ventilated
area. If the engine is started in an enclosed area,
vent the engine exhaust to the outside.
Stop the engine according to the procedure in
the Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Engine
Stopping (Operation Section)” in order to avoid
overheating of the engine and accelerated wear of
the engine components.
Use the Emergency Stop Button (if equipped) ONLY
in an emergency situation. Do not use the Emergency
Stop Button for normal engine stopping. After an
emergency stop, DO NOT start the engine until the
problem that caused the emergency stop has been
corrected.
Stop the engine if an overspeed condition occurs
during the initial start-up of a new engine or an engine
that has been overhauled. This may be accomplished
by shutting off the fuel supply to the engine and/or
shutting off the air supply to the engine.
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Electrical System
Never disconnect any charging unit circuit or battery
circuit cable from the battery when the charging unit
is operating. A spark can cause the combustible
gases that are produced by some batteries to ignite.
To help prevent sparks from igniting combustible
gases that are produced by some batteries, the
negative “−” jump start cable should be connected
last from the external power source to the negative
“−” terminal of the starting motor. If the starting motor
is not equipped with a negative “−” terminal, connect
the jump start cable to the engine block.
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Safety Section
Electrical System
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Check the electrical wires daily for wires that are
loose or frayed. Tighten all loose electrical wires
before the engine is started. Repair all frayed
electrical wires before the engine is started. See
the Operation and Maintenance Manual for specific
starting instructions.
Grounding Practices
Correct grounding for the engine electrical system
is necessary for optimum engine performance
and reliability. Incorrect grounding will result in
uncontrolled electrical circuit paths and in unreliable
electrical circuit paths.
Uncontrolled electrical circuit paths can result in
damage to main bearings, to crankshaft bearing
journal surfaces, and to aluminum components.
Engines that are installed without engine-to-frame
ground straps can be damaged by electrical
discharge.
To ensure that the engine and the engine electrical
systems function correctly, an engine-to-frame
ground strap with a direct path to the battery must be
used. This path may be provided by way of a direct
engine ground to the frame.
All grounds should be tight and free of corrosion. The
engine alternator must be grounded to the negative
“-” battery terminal with a wire that is adequate to
handle the full charging current of the alternator.
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Product Information Section
Model Views
Product Information
Section
Model Views
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Model View Illustrations
1104 Engine Model Views
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Illustration 11
(1) Valve mechanism cover
(2) Crankcase breather
(3) Fuel filter
(4) Fuel injection pump
(5) Engine oil filter
(6) Crankshaft pulley
(7) Water pump
(8) Fan pulley
(9) Water temperature regulator housing
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Model Views
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Illustration 12
(1) Oil filler cap
(2) Exhaust manifold
(3) Alternator
(4) Turbocharger
(5) Starter motor
(6) Flywheel housing
(7) Flywheel
(8) Air intake
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Model Views
1103 Engine Model Views
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Illustration 13
(1) Alternator
(2) Fan pulley
(3) Turbocharger oil supply
(4) Turbocharger oil drain
(5) Turbocharger
(6) exhaust manifold
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Model Views
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Illustration 14
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Fuel transfer pump
Oil filler cap
Fuel filter
Starter motor
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Dipstick
Oil filter
Oil pan
Crankshaft pulley
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Engine Description
Perkins Engines are designed for the following
applications: machine, genset, and industrial mobile
equipment. The engines are available in the following
types of aspiration:
(9) Water pump
(10) Water temperature regulator housing
• Naturally aspirated
Engine Specifications
Note: The front end of the engine is opposite the
flywheel end of the engine. The left and the right
sides of the engine are determined from the flywheel
end. The number 1 cylinder is the front cylinder.
• Turbocharged aftercooled
• Turbocharged
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Product Information Section
Model Views
Table 2
1103 Industrial Engine Specifications
Number of Cylinders
Bore
105 mm (4.134 inch)
Stroke
127 mm (5.0 inch)
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Naturally aspirated
Compression Ratio
Displacement
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Illustration 15
(A) Inlet valves
(B) Exhaust valves
Table 1
1104 Industrial Engine Specifications
Number of Cylinders
Bore
Stroke
Aspiration
127 mm (5.0 inch)
Turbocharged aftercooled
Turbocharged
Naturally aspirated
Compression Ratio
NA 19.25:1 NA
T 18.23:1 T, TA
Displacement
4.4 L (268 in 3)
Firing Order
Rotation (flywheel end)
Valve Lash Setting (Inlet)
0.20 mm (0.008 inch)
Valve Lash Setting
(Exhaust)
0.45 mm (0.018 inch)
Counterclockwise
0.20 mm (0.008 inch)
Valve Lash Setting
(Exhaust)
0.45 mm (0.018 inch)
Table 3
1104 Genset Specifications
Number of Cylinders
Bore
Stroke
Aspiration
Compression Ratios
1 3 4 2
Counterclockwise
3.3 L (201 in3)
Valve Lash Setting (Inlet)
4 In-Line
105 mm (4.134 inch)
NA 19.25:1
T 18.25:1
1 2 3
Firing Order
Rotation (flywheel end)
A typical example of the layout of the valves
3 In-Line
Displacement
Firing Order
Rotation (flywheel end)
4 In-Line
105 mm (4.134 inch)
127 mm (5.0 inch)
Turbocharged aftercooled
Turbocharged
Naturally aspirated
NA 19.25:1
T 17.25:1, T 18.23:1,
TA 18.23:1
4.4 L (268 in 3)
1 3 4 2
Counterclockwise
Valve Lash Setting (Inlet)
0.20 mm (0.008 inch)
Valve Lash Setting
(Exhaust)
0.45 mm (0.018 inch)
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Model Views
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Engine Service Life
Table 4
1103 Genset Specifications
Number of Cylinders
Bore
3 In-Line
105 mm (4.134 inch)
Stroke
127 mm (5.0 inch)
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Naturally aspirated
Compression Ratio
Displacement
NA 19.25:1
T 17.25:1
3.3 L (201 in3)
1 2 3
Firing Order
Rotation (flywheel end)
Counterclockwise
Valve Lash Setting (Inlet)
0.20 mm (0.008 inch)
Valve Lash Setting
(Exhaust)
0.45 mm (0.018 inch)
Engine efficiency and maximum utilization of engine
performance depend on the adherence to proper
operation and maintenance recommendations. In
addition, use recommended fuels, coolants and
lubricants. Use the Operation and Maintenance
Manual as a guide for required engine maintenance.
Expected engine life is generally predicted by the
average power that is demanded. The average power
that is demanded is based on fuel consumption of
the engine over a period of time. Reduced hours of
operation at full throttle and/or operating at reduced
throttle settings result in a lower average power
demand. Reduced hours of operation will increase
the length of operating time before an engine
overhaul is required.
Engine Cooling and Lubrication
The cooling system consists of the following
components:
• Gear-driven centrifugal water pump
• Water temperature regulator which regulates the
engine coolant temperature
• Gear-driven oil pump (gear type)
• Oil cooler
The engine lubricating oil is supplied by a gear
type pump. The engine lubricating oil is cooled and
the engine lubricating oil is filtered. Bypass valves
provide unrestricted flow of lubrication oil to the
engine parts when oil viscosity is high. Bypass valves
can also provide unrestricted flow of lubrication oil
to the engine parts if the oil cooler should become
plugged or if the oil filter element should become
plugged.
Engine efficiency, efficiency of emission controls, and
engine performance depend on adherence to proper
operation and maintenance recommendations.
Engine performance and efficiency also depend on
the use of recommended fuels, lubrication oils, and
coolants. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance
Manual, “Maintenance Interval Schedule” for more
information on maintenance items.
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Product Information Section
Product Identification Information
Product Identification
Information
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Serial Number Plate
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Engine Identification
Perkins engines are identified by a serial number.
This number is shown on a serial number plate that
is mounted on the left hand side of the engine block.
An example of an engine number is
RE12345U090001H.
RE __________________________________________Type of engine
RE12345____________________________Engine List Number
U ____________________________Built in the United Kingdom
090001 ___________________________Engine Serial Number
H _____________________________________Year of Manufacture
Perkins dealers need these numbers in order to
determine the components that were included with
the engine. This permits accurate identification of
replacement part numbers.
Illustration 16
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Typical serial number plate
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Temporary Parts List number
Type
Serial number
List number
The Serial Number Plate is located on the left side of
the cylinder block behind the high pressure pipes of
the Fuel injection pump.
The following information is stamped on the Serial
Number Plate: Engine serial number, Model, and
Arrangement number.
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Reference Numbers
Information for the following items may be needed to
order parts. Locate the information for your engine.
Record the information in the appropriate space.
Make a copy of this list for a record. Keep the
information for future reference.
Record for Reference
Engine Model _______________________________________________
Engine Serial number _____________________________________
Engine Low Idle rpm ______________________________________
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Product Identification Information
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Engine Full Load rpm _____________________________________
Primary Fuel Filter _________________________________________
Water Separator Element ________________________________
Secondary Fuel Filter Element __________________________
Lubrication Oil Filter Element ___________________________
Auxiliary Oil Filter Element _______________________________
Total Lubrication System Capacity _____________________
Total Cooling System Capacity _________________________
Air Cleaner Element _______________________________________
Fan Drive Belt ______________________________________________
Alternator Belt ______________________________________________
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Emissions Certification Film
Label for compliant engines
Typical examples of emissions labels
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Illustration 17
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Product Information Section
Product Identification Information
g01173630
This typical example of a label is installed on engines that have electronic fuel injection systems and installed on engines that have electronic
fuel injection pumps.
Illustration 18
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This typical example of a label is installed on engines that have mechanical fuel injection pumps.
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Product Information Section
Product Identification Information
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Label for engines that comply with
MSHA emissions
Illustration 19
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Typical example
The label that is shown in illustration 19 is for engines
that operate in underground coal mines in North
America. The label is installed on engines that comply
with the Mine Safety and Health Administration
(MSHA) emissions. Approved diesel engines shall
be identified by an approved mark that is legible
and permanent. The approved mark is scribed with
the approved MSHA number. The label should be
securely attached to the diesel engine.
Label for engines that do not
comply with emissions
Illustration 20
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This typical example of a label is installed on engines that do not comply with emissions.
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Illustration 21
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Product Information Section
Product Identification Information
g01157127
This typical example of a label is installed on engines that are stationary engines.
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Operation Section
Lifting and Storage
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Operation Section
Some removals require lifting the fixtures in order to
obtain correct balance and safety.
Lifting and Storage
To remove the engine ONLY, use the lifting eyes that
are on the engine.
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Engine Lifting
Lifting eyes are designed and installed for specific
engine arrangements. Alterations to the lifting eyes
and/or the engine make the lifting eyes and the lifting
fixtures obsolete. If alterations are made, ensure
that correct lifting devices are provided. Consult
your Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor for
information regarding fixtures for correct engine
lifting.
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Engine Storage
If the engine will not be started for several weeks, the
lubricating oil will drain from the cylinder walls and
from the piston rings. Rust can form on the cylinder
walls. Rust on the cylinder walls will cause increased
engine wear and a reduction in engine service life.
Lubrication System
To help prevent excessive engine wear, use the
following guidelines:
Complete all of the lubrication recommendations that
are listed in this Operation and Maintenance Manual,
“Maintenance Interval Schedule” (Maintenance
Section).
Illustration 22
g01097527
NOTICE
Never bend the eyebolts and the brackets. Only load
the eyebolts and the brackets under tension. Remember that the capacity of an eyebolt is less as the angle
between the supporting members and the object becomes less than 90 degrees.
When it is necessary to remove a component at an
angle, only use a link bracket that is properly rated for
the weight.
Use a hoist to remove heavy components. Use
an adjustable lifting beam to lift the engine. All
supporting members (chains and cables) should be
parallel to each other. The chains and cables should
be perpendicular to the top of the object that is being
lifted.
If an engine is out of operation and if use of the engine
is not planned, special precautions should be made.
If the engine will be stored for more than one month,
a complete protection procedure is recommended.
Use the following guidelines :
• Completely clean the outside of the engine.
• Drain the fuel system completely and refill
the system with preservative fuel.1772204
POWERPART Lay-Up 1 can be mixed with
the normal fuel in order to change the fuel into
preservative fuel.
• If preservative fuel is not available, the fuel system
can be filled with normal fuel. This fuel must be
discarded at the end of the storage period together
with the fuel filter elements.
• Operate the engine until the engine reaches normal
operating temperature. Stop any leaks from fuel,
lubricating oil or air systems. Stop the engine and
drain the lubricating oil from the oil pan.
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Operation Section
Lifting and Storage
• Renew the canister(s) of the lubricating oil filter.
• Fill the oil pan to the Full Mark on the dipstick
with new, clean lubricating oil. Add 1762811
POWERPART Lay-Up 2 to the oil in order to
protect the engine against corrosion. If 1762811
POWERPART Lay-Up 2 is not available, use a
preservative of the correct specification instead
of the lubricating oil. If a preservative is used,
this must be drained completely at the end of the
storage period and the oil pan must be refilled to
the correct level with normal lubricating oil.
Cooling System
To help prevent excessive engine wear, use the
following guidelines:
NOTICE
Do not drain the coolant while the engine is still hot and
the system is under pressure because dangerous hot
coolant can be discharged.
If freezing temperatures are expected, check the
cooling system for adequate protection against
freezing. See this Operation and Maintenance
Manual, “General Coolant Information” (Maintenance
Section).
NOTICE
To prevent frost damage, ensure that all the coolant is
removed from the engine. This is important if the system is drained after it has been flushed with water, or if
an antifreeze solution too weak to protect the system
from frost has been used.
4. Open the tap or remove the drain plug at the
bottom of the radiator in order to drain the radiator.
If the radiator does not have a tap or a drain plug,
disconnect the hose at the bottom of the radiator.
5. Flush the cooling system with clean water.
6. Fit the drain plugs and the filler cap. Close the tap
or connect the radiator hose.
7. Fill the cooling system with an approved
antifreeze mixture because this gives protection
against corrosion. The maximum flow rate is 1 L
(0.2200 Imp gal) per minute in order to fill the
system.
Note: Certain corrosion inhibitors could cause
damage to some engine components. Contact the
Service Department of Perkins for advice.
8. Operate the engine for a short period in order to
circulate the lubricating oil and the coolant in the
engine.
9. Disconnect the battery. Put the battery into safe
storage in a fully charged condition. Before the
battery is put into storage, protect the terminals
against corrosion.1734115 POWERPART Lay-Up
3 can be used on the terminals.
10. Clean the crankcase breather if one is installed.
Seal the end of the pipe.
11. Remove the fuel injector nozzles and spray
1762811 POWERPART Lay-Up 2 for one or two
seconds into each cylinder bore with the piston
at BDC.
12. Slowly rotate the crankshaft for one complete
revolution and then replace the fuel injector
nozzles.
Induction System
• Remove the air filter assembly. If necessary,
remove the pipes that are installed between
the air filter assembly and the turbocharger.
Spray 1762811 POWERPART Lay-Up 2 into the
turbocharger. The duration of the spray is printed
on the container. Seal the turbocharger with
waterproof tape.
Illustration 23
g01003928
1. Ensure that the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Remove the filler cap of the cooling system.
3. Remove the drain plug (1) from the side of the
cylinder block in order to drain the engine. Ensure
that the drain hole is not restricted.
Exhaust System
• Remove the exhaust pipe. Spray 1762811
POWERPART Lay-Up 2 into the turbocharger. The
duration of the spray is printed on the container.
Seal the turbocharger with waterproof tape.
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Lifting and Storage
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General Items
• If the lubricating oil filler is installed on the rocker
cover, remove the filler cap. If the lubricating oil filler
cap is not installed on the rocker cover, remove
the rocker cover. Spray 1762811 POWERPART
Lay-Up 2 around the rocker shaft assembly.
Replace the filler cap or the rocker cover.
• Seal the vent of the fuel tank or the fuel filler cap
with waterproof tape.
• Remove the alternator drive belts and put the drive
belts into storage.
• In order to prevent corrosion, spray the engine with
1734115 POWERPART Lay-Up 3. Do not spray
the area inside the alternator.
When the engine protection has been completed in
accordance with these instructions, this ensures that
no corrosion will occur. Perkins are not responsible
for damage which may occur when an engine is in
storage after a period in service.
Your Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor can
assist in preparing the engine for extended storage
periods.
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Operation Section
Gauges and Indicators
Gauges and Indicators
1. Reduce the load and the engine rpm.
2. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.
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Gauges and Indicators
Your engine may not have the same gauges or all of
the gauges that are described. For more information
about the gauge package, see the OEM information.
Gauges provide indications of engine performance.
Ensure that the gauges are in good working order.
Determine the normal operating range by observing
the gauges over a period of time.
Noticeable changes in gauge readings indicate
potential gauge or engine problems. Problems may
also be indicated by gauge readings that change
even if the readings are within specifications.
Determine and correct the cause of any significant
change in the readings. Consult your Perkins dealer
or your Perkins distributor for assistance.
NOTICE
If no oil pressure is indicated, STOP the engine. If
maximum coolant temperature is exceeded, STOP
the engine. Engine damage can result.
Engine Oil Pressure – The oil pressure
should be greatest after a cold engine is
started. The typical engine oil pressure with
SAE10W30 is 207 to 413 kPa (30 to 60 psi) at rated
rpm.
3. Determine if the engine must be shut down
immediately or if the engine can be cooled by
reducing the load.
Tachometer – This gauge indicates engine
speed (rpm). When the throttle control lever
is moved to the full throttle position without
load, the engine is running at high idle. The engine is
running at the full load rpm when the throttle control
lever is at the full throttle position with maximum
rated load.
NOTICE
To help prevent engine damage, never exceed the
high idle rpm. Overspeeding can result in serious
damage to the engine. The engine can be operated
at high idle without damage, but should never be
allowed to exceed high idle rpm.
Ammeter – This gauge indicates the
amount of charge or discharge in the
battery charging circuit. Operation of the
indicator should be to the right side of “0” (zero).
Fuel Level – This gauge indicates the fuel
level in the fuel tank. The fuel level gauge
operates when the “START/STOP” switch
is in the “ON” position.
Service Hour Meter – The gauge indicates
operating time of the engine.
A lower oil pressure is normal at low idle. If the load
is stable and the gauge reading changes, perform
the following procedure:
1. Remove the load.
2. Reduce engine speed to low idle.
3. Check and maintain the oil level.
Jacket Water Coolant Temperature –
Typical temperature range is 71 to 96°C
(160 to 205°F). The maximum allowable
temperature with the pressurized cooling system at
48 kPa (7 psi) is 110°C (230°F). Higher temperatures
may occur under certain conditions. The water
temperature reading may vary according to load. The
reading should never exceed the boiling point for the
pressurized system that is being used.
If the engine is operating above the normal range
and steam becomes apparent, perform the following
procedure:
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Engine Starting
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Engine Starting
• Do not start the engine or move any of the controls
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Before Starting Engine
if there is a “DO NOT OPERATE” warning tag or
similar warning tag attached to the start switch or
to the controls.
• Ensure that the areas around the rotating parts are
clear.
Before the engine is started, perform the required
daily maintenance and any other periodic
maintenance that is due. Refer to the Operation
and Maintenance Manual, “Maintenance Interval
Schedule” for more information.
• For the maximum service life of the engine, make a
thorough inspection within the engine compartment
before the engine is started. Look for the following
items: oil leaks, coolant leaks, loose bolts, and
excessive dirt and/or grease. Remove any excess
dirt and/or grease buildup. Repair any faults that
were identified during the inspection.
• Inspect the cooling system hoses for cracks and
for loose clamps.
• Inspect the alternator and accessory drive belts for
cracks, breaks, and other damage.
• Inspect the wiring for loose connections and for
worn wires or frayed wires.
• Check the fuel supply. Drain water from the water
separator (if equipped). Open the fuel supply valve
(if equipped).
NOTICE
All valves in the fuel return line must be open before
and during engine operation to help prevent high fuel
pressure. High fuel pressure may cause filter housing
failure or other damage.
If the engine has not been started for several weeks,
fuel may have drained from the fuel system. Air
may have entered the filter housing. Also, when fuel
filters have been changed, some air pockets will be
trapped in the engine. In these instances, prime the
fuel system. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance
Manual, “Fuel System - Prime” for more information
on priming the fuel system.
• All of the guards must be put in place. Check for
damaged guards or for missing guards. Repair
any damaged guards. Replace damaged guards
and/or missing guards.
• Disconnect any battery chargers that are not
protected against the high current drain that
is created when the electric starting motor is
engaged. Check electrical cables and check the
battery for poor connections and for corrosion.
• Reset all of the shutoffs or alarm components (if
equipped).
• Check the engine lubrication oil level. Maintain the
oil level between the “ADD” mark and the “FULL”
mark on the engine oil level gauge.
• Check the coolant level. Observe the coolant level
in the header tank (if equipped). Maintain the
coolant level to the “FULL” mark on the header
tank.
• If the engine is not equipped with a header tank
maintain the coolant level within 13 mm (0.5 inch)
of the bottom of the filler pipe. If the engine is
equipped with a sight glass, maintain the coolant
level in the sight glass.
• Observe the air cleaner service indicator (if
equipped). Service the air cleaner when the yellow
diaphragm enters the red zone, or when the red
piston locks in the visible position.
• Ensure that any equipment that is driven by the
engine has been disengaged from the engine.
Minimize electrical loads or remove any electrical
loads.
Engine exhaust contains products of combustion
which may be harmful to your health. Always start
and operate the engine in a well ventilated area
and, if in an enclosed area, vent the exhaust to the
outside.
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Engine Starting
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Starting the Engine
When Group 2 diesel fuel is used, the following items
provide a means of minimizing starting problems
and fuel problems in cold weather: engine oil pan
heaters, jacket water heaters, fuel heaters, and fuel
line insulation.
Use the procedure that follows for cold weather
starting.
Do not use aerosol types of starting aids such as
ether. Such use could result in an explosion and
personal injury.
Refer to the OMM for your type of controls. Use the
following procedure to start the engine.
1. If equipped, move the throttle lever to the full
throttle position before you start the engine.
NOTICE
Do not crank the engine for more than 30 seconds.
Allow the electric starting motor to cool for two minutes
before cranking the engine again.
2. Turn the engine start switch to the START position.
Hold the engine start switch in the START position
and crank the engine.
3. When the engine starts, release the engine start
switch.
4. If equipped, slowly move the throttle lever to the
low idle position and allow the engine to idle. Refer
to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, “After
Starting Engine” topic.
1. If equipped, move the throttle lever to the full
throttle position before you start the engine.
2. If equipped, turn the engine start switch to the
HEAT position. Hold the engine start switch in the
HEAT position for 6 seconds until the glow plug
indicator light illuminates. This will activate the
glow plugs and aid in the starting of the engine.
NOTICE
Do not crank the engine for more than 30 seconds.
Allow the electric starting motor to cool for two minutes
before cranking the engine again.
3. While the glow plug indicator light is illuminated,
turn the engine start switch to the START position
and crank the engine.
Note: If the glow plug indicator light illuminates
rapidly for 2 to 3 seconds, or if the glow plug indicator
light fails to illuminate, a malfunction exists in the cold
start system. Do not use ether or other starting fluids
to start the engine.
4. When the engine starts, release the engine start
switch key.
5. If the engine does not start, release the engine
start switch and allow the electric starting motor to
cool. Then, repeat steps 2 through step 4.
5. If the engine does not start, release the engine
start switch and allow the starter motor to cool.
Then, repeat steps 2 through step 4.
6. Turn the engine start switch to the OFF position in
order to stop the engine.
6. If the engine is equipped with a throttle allow the
engine to idle for three to five minutes, or allow the
engine to idle until the water temperature indicator
begins to rise. The engine should run at low idle
smoothly until speed is gradually increased to high
idle. Allow the white smoke to disperse before
proceeding with normal operation.
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Cold Weather Starting
7. Operate the engine at low load until all systems
reach operating temperature. Check the gauges
during the warm-up period.
Do not use aerosol types of starting aids such as
ether. Such use could result in an explosion and
personal injury.
8. Turn the engine start switch to the OFF position in
order to stop the engine.
Startability will be improved at temperatures below
−18 °C (0 °F) from the use of a jacket water heater
or extra battery capacity.
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Starting with Jump Start
Cables
3. Connect one negative end of the jump start cable
to the negative cable terminal of the electrical
source. Connect the other negative end of the
jump start cable to the engine block or to the
chassis ground. This procedure helps to prevent
potential sparks from igniting the combustible
gases that are produced by some batteries.
4. Start the engine.
Improper jump start cable connections can cause
an explosion resulting in personal injury.
5. Immediately after the stalled engine is started,
disconnect the jump start cables in reverse order.
Prevent sparks near the batteries. Sparks could
cause vapors to explode. Do not allow jump start
cable ends to contact each other or the engine.
After jump starting, the alternator may not be able to
fully recharge batteries that are severely discharged.
The batteries must be replaced or charged to the
correct voltage with a battery charger after the engine
is stopped. Many batteries which are considered
unusable are still rechargeable. Refer to Operation
and Maintenance Manual, “Battery - Replace” and
Testing and Adjusting Manual, “Battery - Test”.
Note: If it is possible, first diagnose the reason
for the starting failure. Make any necessary
repairs. If the engine will not start only due to
the condition of the battery, either charge the
battery, or start the engine with jump start cables.
The condition of the battery can be rechecked
after the engine has been switched OFF.
NOTICE
Using a battery source with the same voltage as the
electric starting motor. Use ONLY equal voltage for
jump starting. The use of higher voltage will damage
the electrical system.
Do not reverse the battery cables. The alternator can
be damaged. Attach ground cable last and remove
first.
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After Starting Engine
Note: In temperatures from 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F),
the warm-up time is approximately three minutes. In
temperatures below 0°C (32°F), additional warm-up
time may be required.
When the engine idles during warm-up, observe the
following conditions:
When using an external electrical source to start the
engine, turn the generator set control switch to the
“OFF” position. Turn all electrical accessories OFF before attaching the jump start cables.
• Check for any fluid or for any air leaks at idle rpm
Ensure that the main power switch is in the OFF position before attaching the jump start cables to the engine being started.
• Operate the engine at low idle until all systems
1. Turn the start switch to the OFF position. Turn off
all the engine’s accessories.
2. Connect one positive end of the jump start cable
to the positive cable terminal of the discharged
battery. Connect the other positive end of the jump
start cable to the positive cable terminal of the
electrical source.
and at one-half full rpm (no load on the engine)
before operating the engine under load. This is not
possible in some applications.
achieve operating temperatures. Check all gauges
during the warm-up period.
Note: Gauge readings should be observed and
the data should be recorded frequently while the
engine is operating. Comparing the data over time
will help to determine normal readings for each
gauge. Comparing data over time will also help
detect abnormal operating developments. Significant
changes in the readings should be investigated.
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Engine Operation
Engine Operation
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Fuel Conservation Practices
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Engine Operation
Correct operation and maintenance are key factors
in obtaining the maximum life and economy of
the engine. If the directions in the Operation and
Maintenance Manual are followed, costs can be
minimized and engine service life can be maximized.
The engine can be operated at the rated rpm after the
engine reaches operating temperature. The engine
will reach normal operating temperature sooner
during a low engine speed (rpm) and during a low
power demand. This procedure is more effective than
idling the engine at no load. The engine should reach
operating temperature in a few minutes.
The efficiency of the engine can affect the fuel
economy. Perkins design and technology in
manufacturing provides maximum fuel efficiency in
all applications. Follow the recommended procedures
in order to attain optimum performance for the life
of the engine.
• Avoid spilling fuel.
Fuel expands when the fuel is warmed up. The fuel
may overflow from the fuel tank. Inspect fuel lines for
leaks. Repair the fuel lines, as needed.
• Be aware of the properties of the different fuels.
Use only the recommended fuels.
• Avoid unnecessary idling.
Gauge readings should be observed and the data
should be recorded frequently while the engine
is operating. Comparing the data over time will
help to determine normal readings for each gauge.
Comparing data over time will also help detect
abnormal operating developments. Significant
changes in the readings should be investigated.
Shut off the engine rather than idle for long periods of
time.
• Observe the air cleaner service indicator frequently.
Keep the air cleaner elements clean.
• Maintain the electrical systems.
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Engine Warm-up
One damaged battery cell will overwork the alternator.
This will consume excess power and excess fuel.
• Ensure that the drive belts are correctly adjusted.
The drive belts should be in good condition.
1. Run the engine at low idle for three to five minutes,
or run the engine at low idle until the jacket water
temperature starts to rise.
More time may be necessary when the
temperature is below −18°C (0°F).
2. Check all of the gauges during the warm-up
period.
3. Perform a walk-around inspection. Check the
engine for fluid leaks and air leaks.
4. Increase the rpm to the rated rpm. Check for
fluid leaks and air leaks. The engine may be
operated at full rated rpm and at full load when
the temperature of the water jacket reaches 60°C
(140°F).
• Ensure that all of the connections of the hoses are
tight. The connections should not leak.
• Ensure that the driven equipment is in good
working order.
• Cold engines consume excess fuel. Utilize heat
from the jacket water system and the exhaust
system, when possible. Keep cooling system
components clean and keep cooling system
components in good repair. Never operate the
engine without water temperature regulators.
All of these items will help maintain operating
temperatures.
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Engine Stopping
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Engine Stopping
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After Stopping Engine
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Stopping the Engine
Note: Before you check the engine oil, do not operate
the engine for at least 10 minutes in order to allow
the engine oil to return to the oil pan.
NOTICE
Stopping the engine immediately after it has been
working under load can result in overheating and accelerated wear of the engine components.
If the engine has been operating at high rpm and/or
high loads, run at low idle for at least three minutes
to reduce and stabilize internal engine temperature
before stopping the engine.
Avoiding hot engine shutdowns will maximize turbocharger shaft and bearing life.
• Check the crankcase oil level. Maintain the oil level
between the “ADD” mark and the “FULL” mark on
the oil level dipstick.
• If necessary, perform minor adjustments. Repair
any leaks and tighten any loose bolts.
• Note the required service interval. Perform
the maintenance that is in the Operation and
Maintenance Manual, “Maintenance Interval
Schedule”.
• Fill the fuel tank in order to help prevent
Prior to stopping an engine that is being operated
at low loads, operate the engine at low idle for 30
seconds before stopping. If the engine has been
operating at highway speeds and/or at high loads,
operate the engine at low idle for at least three
minutes. This procedure will cause the internal
engine temperature to be reduced and stabilized.
Ensure that the engine stopping procedure is
understood. Stop the engine according to the shutoff
system on the engine or refer to the instructions that
are provided by the OEM.
• To stop the engine, turn the ignition key switch to
the OFF position.
accumulation of moisture in the fuel. Do not overfill
the fuel tank.
NOTICE
Only use antifreeze/coolant mixtures recommended in
the Coolant Specifications that are in the Operation
and Maintenance Manual. Failure to do so can cause
engine damage.
• Allow the engine to cool. Check the coolant level.
• If freezing temperatures are expected, check the
coolant for the correct antifreeze protection. The
cooling system must be protected against freezing
to the lowest expected outside temperature. Add
the correct coolant/water mixture, if necessary.
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Emergency Stopping
• Perform all required periodic maintenance on all
driven equipment. This maintenance is outlined in
the instructions from the OEM.
NOTICE
Emergency shutoff controls are for EMERGENCY use
ONLY. DO NOT use emergency shutoff devices or
controls for normal stopping procedure.
The OEM may have equipped the application with
an emergency stop button. For more information
about the emergency stop button, refer to the OEM
information.
Ensure that any components for the external system
that support the engine operation are secured after
the engine is stopped.
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Cold Weather Operation
Cold Weather Operation
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Cold Weather Operation
• Install the correct specification of engine lubricant
before the beginning of cold weather.
• Check all rubber parts (hoses, fan drive belts, etc)
weekly.
• Check all electrical wiring and connections for any
fraying or damaged insulation.
Perkins Diesel Engines can operate effectively in
cold weather. During cold weather, the starting and
the operation of the diesel engine is dependent on
the following items:
• The type of fuel that is used
• The viscosity of the engine oil
• The operation of the glow plugs
• Optional Cold starting aid
• Keep all batteries fully charged and warm.
• Fill the fuel tank at the end of each shift.
• Check the air cleaners and the air intake daily.
Check the air intake more often when you operate
in snow.
• Ensure that the glow plugs are in working order.
Refer to Testing and Adjusting Manual, “Glow Plug
- Test”.
• Battery condition
This section will cover the following information:
• Potential problems that are caused by cold weather
operation
• Suggest steps which can be taken in order to
Personal injury or property damage can result
from alcohol or starting fluids.
Alcohol or starting fluids are highly flammable and
toxic and if improperly stored could result in injury
or property damage.
minimize starting problems and operating problems
when the ambient air temperature is between
0° to−40 °C (32° to 40 °F).
The operation and maintenance of an engine in
freezing temperatures is complex . This is because
of the following conditions:
Do not use aerosol types of starting aids such as
ether. Such use could result in an explosion and
personal injury.
• Weather conditions
• For jump starting with cables in cold weather,
• Engine applications
Recommendations from your Perkins dealer or
your Perkins distributor are based on past proven
practices. The information that is contained in
this section provides guidelines for cold weather
operation.
Hints for Cold Weather Operation
• If the engine will start, operate the engine until a
minimum operating temperature of 81 °C (177.8 °F)
is achieved. Achieving operating temperature will
help prevent the intake valves and exhaust valves
from sticking.
• The cooling system and the lubrication system
for the engine do not lose heat immediately upon
shutdown. This means that an engine can be shut
down for a period of time and the engine can still
have the ability to start readily.
refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual,
“Starting with Jump Start Cables.” for instructions.
Viscosity of the Engine Lubrication
Oil
Correct engine oil viscosity is essential. Oil viscosity
affects the amount of torque that is needed to
crank the engine. Refer to this Operation and
Maintenance Manual, “Fluid Recommendations” for
the recommended viscosity of oil.
Recommendations for the Coolant
Provide cooling system protection for the lowest
expected outside temperature. Refer to this Operation
and Maintenance Manual, “Fluid Recommendations”
for the recommended coolant mixture.
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In cold weather, check the coolant often for the
correct glycol concentration in order to ensure
adequate freeze protection.
• Free operation of the valves is prevented.
Engine Block Heaters
• Pushrods may become bent.
Engine block heaters (if equipped) heat the
engine jacket water that surrounds the combustion
chambers. This provides the following functions:
• Other damage to valve train components can
• Startability is improved.
• Warm up time is reduced.
An electric block heater can be activated once
the engine is stopped. An effective block heater
is typically a 1250/1500 W unit. Consult your
Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor for more
information.
Idling the Engine
When idling after the engine is started in cold
weather, increase the engine rpm from 1000 to 1200
rpm. This will warm up the engine more quickly.
Maintaining an elevated low idle speed for extended
periods will be easier with the installation of a hand
throttle. The engine should not be “raced” in order to
speed up the warm up process.
While the engine is idling, the application of a light
load (parasitic load) will assist in achieving the
minimum operating temperature. The minimum
operating temperature is 82 °C (179.6 °F).
Recommendations for Coolant
Warm Up
Warm up an engine that has cooled below normal
operating temperatures due to inactivity. This should
be performed before the engine is returned to full
operation. During operation in very cold temperature
conditions, damage to engine valve mechanisms can
result from engine operation for short intervals. This
can happen if the engine is started and the engine is
stopped many times without being operated in order
to warm up completely.
When the engine is operated below normal operating
temperatures, fuel and oil are not completely burned
in the combustion chamber. This fuel and oil causes
soft carbon deposits to form on the valve stems.
Generally, the deposits do not cause problems and
the deposits are burned off during operation at
normal engine operating temperatures.
When the engine is started and the engine is stopped
many times without being operated in order to warm
up completely, the carbon deposits become thicker.
This can cause the following problems:
• Valves become stuck.
result.
For this reason, when the engine is started,
the engine must be operated until the coolant
temperature is 71 °C (160 °F) minimum. Carbon
deposits on the valve stems will be kept at a minimum
and the free operation of the valves and the valve
components will be maintained.
In addition, the engine must be thoroughly warmed in
order to keep other engine parts in better condition
and the service life of the engine will be generally
extended. Lubrication will be improved. There will be
less acid and less sludge in the oil. This will provide
longer service life for the engine bearings, the piston
rings, and other parts. However, limit unnecessary
idle time to ten minutes in order to reduce wear and
unnecessary fuel consumption.
The Water Temperature Regulator and
Insulated Heater Lines
The engine is equipped with a water temperature
regulator. When the engine coolant is below the
correct operating temperature jacket water circulates
through the engine cylinder block and into the
engine cylinder head. The coolant then returns to the
cylinder block via an internal passage that bypasses
the valve of the coolant temperature regulator. This
ensures that coolant flows around the engine under
cold operating conditions. The water temperature
regulator begins to open when the engine jacket
water has reached the correct minimum operating
temperature. As the jacket water coolant temperature
rises above the minimum operating temperature the
water temperature regulator opens further allowing
more coolant through the radiator to dissipate excess
heat.
The progressive opening of the water temperature
regulator operates the progressive closing of the
bypass passage between the cylinder block and
head. This ensures maximum coolant flow to
the radiator in order to achieve maximum heat
dissipation.
Note: Perkins discourages the use of all air flow
restriction devices such as radiator shutters.
Restriction of the air flow can result in the following:
high exhaust temperatures, power loss, excessive
fan usage, and reduction in fuel economy.
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Cold Weather Operation
A cab heater is beneficial in very cold weather. The
feed from the engine and the return lines from the
cab should be insulated in order to reduce heat loss
to the outside air.
When Group 2 diesel fuels are used the following
components provide a means of minimizing problems
in cold weather:
• Glow plugs (if equipped)
Insulating the Air Inlet and Engine
Compartment
• Engine coolant heaters, which may be an OEM
option
When temperatures below −18 °C (−0 °F) will be
frequently encountered, an air cleaner inlet that
is located in the engine compartment may be
specified. An air cleaner that is located in the engine
compartment may also minimize the entry of snow
into the air cleaner. Also, heat that is rejected by the
engine helps to warm the intake air.
Additional heat can be retained around the engine by
insulating the engine compartment.
• Fuel heaters, which may be an OEM option
• Fuel line insulation, which may be an OEM option
There are three major differences between Group
1 fuels and Group 2 fuels. Group 1 fuels have the
following different characteristics to Group 2 fuels.
• A lower cloud point
• A lower pour point
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Fuel and the Effect from Cold
Weather
Note: Only use grades of fuel that are recommended
by Perkins. Refer to this Operation and Maintenance
Manual, “Fluid Recommendations”.
The following fuels can be used in this series of
engine.
• Group 1
• Group 2
• Group 3
• Special Fuels
Perkins prefer only Group 1 and Group 2 fuels for
use in this series of engines.
Group 1 fuels are the preferred Group of Fuels for
general use by Perkins. Group 1 fuels maximize
engine life and engine performance. Group 1 fuels
are usually less available than Group 2 fuels.
Frequently, Group 1 fuels are not available in colder
climates during the winter.
Note: Group 2 fuels must have a maximum wear
scar of 650 micrometers (HFRR to ISO 12156-1).
Group 2 fuels are considered acceptable for issues
of warranty. This group of fuels may reduce the life
of the engine, the engine’s maximum power, and the
engine’s fuel efficiency.
• A higher energy per unit volume of fuel
Note: Group 3 fuels reduce the life of the engine. The
use of Group 3 fuels is not covered by the Perkins
warranty.
Group 3 fuels include Low Temperature Fuels and
Aviation Kerosene Fuels.
Special fuels include Biofuel.
The cloud point is a temperature that allows wax
crystals to form in the fuel. These crystals can cause
the fuel filters to plug.
The pour point is the temperature when diesel fuel
will thicken. The diesel fuel becomes more resistant
to flow through fuel lines, fuel filters,and fuel pumps.
Be aware of these facts when diesel fuel is
purchased. Consider the average ambient air
temperature for the engine’s application. Engines
that are fueled in one climate may not operate well if
the engines are moved to another climate. Problems
can result due to changes in temperature.
Before troubleshooting for low power or for poor
performance in the winter, check the fuel for waxing.
Low temperature fuels may be available for engine
operation at temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F). These
fuels limit the formation of wax in the fuel at low
temperatures.
For more information on cold weather operation, refer
to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Cold
Weather Operation and Fuel Related Components in
Cold Weather”.
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Fuel Related Components in
Cold Weather
Fuel Tanks
Condensation can form in partially filled fuel tanks.
Top off the fuel tanks after you operate the engine.
Fuel tanks should contain some provision for draining
water and sediment from the bottom of the tanks.
Some fuel tanks use supply pipes that allow water
and sediment to settle below the end of the fuel
supply pipe.
Some fuel tanks use supply lines that take fuel
directly from the bottom of the tank. If the engine is
equipped with this system, regular maintenance of
the fuel system filter is important.
Drain the water and sediment from any fuel storage
tank at the following intervals: weekly, oil changes,
and refueling of the fuel tank. This will help prevent
water and/or sediment from being pumped from the
fuel storage tank and into the engine fuel tank.
Fuel Filters
It is possible that a primary fuel filter is installed
between the fuel tank and the engine fuel inlet. After
you change the fuel filter, always prime the fuel
system in order to remove air bubbles from the fuel
system. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance
Manual in the Maintenance Section for more
information on priming the fuel system.
The micron rating and the location of a primary fuel
filter is important in cold weather operation. The
primary fuel filter and the fuel supply line are the most
common components that are affected by cold fuel.
Fuel Heaters
Note: The OEM may equip the application with fuel
heaters. If this is the case, disconnect an electric type
of fuel heater in warm weather in order to prevent
overheating of the fuel. If the type of fuel heater is a
heat exchanger, the OEM should have included a
bypass for warm weather. Ensure that the bypass is
operational during warm weather in order to prevent
overheating of the fuel.
For more information about fuel heaters (if equipped),
refer to the OEM information.
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Maintenance Section
Refill Capacities
Cooling System
Maintenance Section
Refill Capacities
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Refill Capacities
To maintain the cooling system, the Total Cooling
System capacity must be known. The approximate
capacity for the engine cooling system is listed
below. External System capacities will vary among
applications. Refer to the OEM specifications for the
External System capacity. This capacity information
will be needed in order to determine the amount
of coolant/antifreeze that is required for the Total
Cooling System.
1104 Engine
Lubrication System
Table 7
The refill capacities for the engine crankcase
reflect the approximate capacity of the crankcase
or sump plus standard oil filters. Auxiliary oil filter
systems will require additional oil. Refer to the OEM
specifications for the capacity of the auxiliary oil filter.
Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual,
“Maintenance Section” for more information on
Lubricant Specifications.
Table 5
1104 Engine
Compartment or System
Standard Oil Sump for the Engine
Crankcase (1)
Liters
Quarts
6.5
7
Engine Only
Liters
Quarts
10.4
11
External cooling system capacity
(OEM recommendation) (1)
Total Cooling System
(2)
The external cooling system includes a radiator or an
expansion tank with the following components: heat exchanger,
aftercooler, and piping. Refer to the OEM specifications. Enter
the value for the external system capacity in this row.
(2) The Total Cooling System includes the capacity for the engine
cooling system plus the capacity for the external cooling
system. Enter the total in this row.
Table 8
1104 Turbocharged Engine
These values are the approximate capacities for the crankcase
oil sump which include the standard factory installed oil filters.
Engines with auxiliary oil filters will require additional oil. Refer
to the OEM specifications for the capacity of the auxiliary oil
filter.
1103 Engine
Compartment or System
Engine Only
Liters
Quarts
11.4
12
External cooling System capacity
(OEM recommendation) (1)
Total Cooling System
Table 6
(2)
(1)
1103 Engine
Compartment or System
Standard Oil Sump for the Engine
Crankcase (1)
(1)
Compartment or System
(1)
1104 Engine
(1)
1104 Naturally Aspirated Engine
Liters
Quarts
6.5
7
The external cooling system includes a radiator or an
expansion tank with the following components: heat exchanger,
aftercooler, and piping. Refer to the OEM specifications. Enter
the value for the external cooling system capacity in this row.
(2) The Total Cooling System includes the capacity for the engine
cooling system plus the capacity for the external cooling
system. Enter the total in this row.
These values are the approximate capacities for the crankcase
oil sump which include the standard factory installed oil filters.
Engines with auxiliary oil filters will require additional oil. Refer
to the OEM specifications for the capacity of the auxiliary oil
filter.
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Refill Capacities
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1103 Engine
API Oils
Table 9
The Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System by
the American Petroleum Institute (API) is recognized
by Perkins. For detailed information about this
system, see the latest edition of the “API publication
No. 1509”. Engine oils that bear the API symbol are
authorized by API.
1103 Naturally Aspirated Engine without an oil cooler
Compartment or System
Engine Only
Liters
Quarts
4.21
4
External cooling system capacity
(OEM recommendation) (1)
Total Cooling System (2)
(1)
The external cooling system includes a radiator or an
expansion tank with the following components: heat exchanger,
aftercooler, and piping. Refer to the OEM specifications. Enter
the value for the external system capacity in this row.
(2) The Total Cooling System includes the capacity for the engine
cooling system plus the capacity for the external cooling
system. Enter the total in this row.
Table 10
1103 Naturally Aspirated Engines and Turbocharged
Engines with an oil cooler
Compartment or System
Engine Only
Liters
Quarts
4.43
4.02
External cooling system capacity
(OEM recommendation) (1)
Total Cooling System
(2)
(1)
The external cooling system includes a radiator or an
expansion tank with the following components: heat exchanger,
aftercooler, and piping. Refer to the OEM specifications. Enter
the value for the external system capacity in this row.
(2) The Total Cooling System includes the capacity for the engine
cooling system plus the capacity for the external cooling
system. Enter the total in this row.
Typical API symbol
Diesel engine oils CC, CD, CD-2, and CE have
not been API authorized classifications since 1
January 1996. Table 11 summarizes the status of the
classifications.
Table 11
API Classifications
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Fluid Recommendations
(1)
General Lubricant Information
Because of government regulations regarding the
certification of exhaust emissions from the engine,
the lubricant recommendations must be followed.
Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA)
Oils
The “Engine Manufacturers Association
Recommended Guideline on Diesel Engine Oil” is
recognized by Perkins. For detailed information
about this guideline, see the latest edition of EMA
publication, “EMA DHD -1”.
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Illustration 24
Current
Obsolete
CF-4, CG-4, CH-4
CE
CF
CC, CD
CF-2(1)
CD-2(1)
The classifications CD-2 and American Petroleum Institute
CF-2 are for two-cycle diesel engines. Perkins does not sell
engines that utilize CD-2 and API CF-2 oils.
Terminology
Certain abbreviations follow the nomenclature of
“SAE J754”. Some classifications follow “SAE J183”
abbreviations, and some classifications follow the
“EMA Recommended Guideline on Diesel Engine
Oil”. In addition to Perkins definitions, there are other
definitions that will be of assistance in purchasing
lubricants. Recommended oil viscosities can be found
in this publication, “Fluid Recommendations/Engine
Oil” topic (Maintenance Section).
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Engine Oil
Commercial Oils
The performance of commercial diesel engine
oils is based on American Petroleum Institute
(API) classifications. These API classifications are
developed in order to provide commercial lubricants
for a broad range of diesel engines that operate at
various conditions.
Only use commercial oils that meet the following
classifications:
• EMA DHD-1 multigrade oil (preferred oil)
• API CH-4 multigrade oil (preferred oil)
• ACEAE3
In order to make the correct choice of a commercial
oil, refer to the following explanations:
EMA DHD-1 – The Engine Manufacturers
Association (EMA) has developed lubricant
recommendations as an alternative to the API oil
classification system. DHD-1 is a Recommended
Guideline that defines a level of oil performance for
these types of diesel engines: high speed, four stroke
cycle, heavy-duty, and light duty. DHD-1 oils may
be used in Perkins engines when the following oils
are recommended: API CH-4, API CG-4, and API
CF-4. DHD-1 oils are intended to provide superior
performance in comparison to API CG-4 and API
CF-4.
DHD-1 oils will meet the needs of high performance
Perkins diesel engines that are operating in many
applications. The tests and the test limits that are
used to define DHD-1 are similar to the new API
CH-4 classification. Therefore, these oils will also
meet the requirements for diesel engines that require
low emissions. DHD-1 oils are designed to control the
harmful effects of soot with improved wear resistance
and improved resistance to plugging of the oil filter.
These oils will also provide superior piston deposit
control for engines with either two-piece steel pistons
or aluminum pistons.
All DHD-1 oils must complete a full test program
with the base stock and with the viscosity grade of
the finished commercial oil. The use of “API Base
Oil Interchange Guidelines” are not appropriate for
DHD-1 oils. This feature reduces the variation in
performance that can occur when base stocks are
changed in commercial oil formulations.
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Refill Capacities
DHD-1 oils are recommended for use in extended oil
change interval programs that optimize the life of the
oil. These oil change interval programs are based
on oil analysis. DHD-1 oils are recommended for
conditions that demand a premium oil. Your Perkins
dealer or your Perkins distributor has the specific
guidelines for optimizing oil change intervals.
API CH-4 – API CH-4 oils were developed in order to
meet the requirements of the new high performance
diesel engines. Also, the oil was designed to
meet the requirements of the low emissions diesel
engines. API CH-4 oils are also acceptable for use
in older diesel engines and in diesel engines that
use high sulfur diesel fuel. API CH-4 oils may be
used in Perkins engines that use API CG-4 and API
CF-4 oils. API CH-4 oils will generally exceed the
performance of API CG-4 oils in the following criteria:
deposits on pistons, control of oil consumption, wear
of piston rings, valve train wear, viscosity control,
and corrosion.
Three new engine tests were developed for the API
CH-4 oil. The first test specifically evaluates deposits
on pistons for engines with the two-piece steel piston.
This test (piston deposit) also measures the control
of oil consumption. A second test is conducted
with moderate oil soot. The second test measures
the following criteria: wear of piston rings, wear of
cylinder liners, and resistance to corrosion. A third
new test measures the following characteristics with
high levels of soot in the oil: wear of the valve train,
resistance of the oil in plugging the oil filter, and
control of sludge.
In addition to the new tests, API CH-4 oils have
tougher limits for viscosity control in applications that
generate high soot. The oils also have improved
oxidation resistance. API CH-4 oils must pass an
additional test (piston deposit) for engines that use
aluminum pistons (single piece). Oil performance is
also established for engines that operate in areas
with high sulfur diesel fuel.
All of these improvements allow the API CH-4
oil to achieve optimum oil change intervals. API
CH-4 oils are recommended for use in extended oil
change intervals. API CH-4 oils are recommended
for conditions that demand a premium oil. Your
Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor has specific
guidelines for optimizing oil change intervals.
Some commercial oils that meet the API
classifications may require reduced oil change
intervals. To determine the oil change interval, closely
monitor the condition of the oil and perform a wear
metal analysis.
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Table 12
NOTICE
Failure to follow these oil recommendations can cause
shortened engine service life due to deposits and/or
excessive wear.
Total Base Number (TBN) and Fuel Sulfur
Levels for Direct Injection (DI) Diesel
Engines
The Total Base Number (TBN) for an oil depends on
the fuel sulfur level. For direct injection engines that
use distillate fuel, the minimum TBN of the new oil
must be 10 times the fuel sulfur level. The TBN is
defined by “ASTM D2896”. The minimum TBN of the
oil is 5 regardless of fuel sulfur level. Illustration 25
demonstrates the TBN.
Percentage of Sulfur in
the fuel
Oil change interval
Lower than 0.5
Normal
0.5 to 1.0
0.75 of normal
Greater than 1.0
0.50 of normal
Lubricant Viscosity Recommendations
for Direct Injection (DI) Diesel Engines
The correct SAE viscosity grade of oil is determined
by the minimum ambient temperature during
cold engine start-up, and the maximum ambient
temperature during engine operation.
Refer to Table 13 (minimum temperature) in order
to determine the required oil viscosity for starting a
cold engine.
Refer to Table 13 (maximum temperature) in order
to select the oil viscosity for engine operation at the
highest ambient temperature that is anticipated.
Generally, use the highest oil viscosity that is
available to meet the requirement for the temperature
at start-up.
Table 13
Engine Oil Viscosity
Illustration 25
g00799818
(Y) TBN by “ASTM D2896”
(X) Percentage of fuel sulfur by weight
(1) TBN of new oil
(2) Change the oil when the TBN deteriorates to 50 percent of
the original TBN.
Use the following guidelines for fuel sulfur levels that
exceed 1.5 percent:
• Choose an oil with the highest TBN that meets one
of these classifications: EMA DHD-1 and API CH-4.
• Reduce the oil change interval. Base the oil
change interval on the oil analysis. Ensure that the
oil analysis includes the condition of the oil and a
wear metal analysis.
Excessive piston deposits can be produced by an oil
with a high TBN. These deposits can lead to a loss
of control of the oil consumption and to the polishing
of the cylinder bore.
NOTICE
Operating Direct Injection (DI) diesel engines with fuel
sulphur levels over 0.5 percent will require shortened
oil change intervals in order to help maintain adequate
wear protection.
Ambient Temperature
EMA LRG-1
API CH-4
Viscosity Grade
Minimum
Maximum
SAE 0W20
−40 °C (−40 °F)
10 °C (50 °F)
SAE 0W30
−40 °C (−40 °F)
30 °C (86 °F)
SAE 0W40
−40 °C (−40 °F)
40 °C (104 °F)
SAE 5W30
−30 °C (−22 °F)
30 °C (86 °F)
SAE 5W40
−30 °C (−22 °F)
40 °C (104 °F)
SAE 10W30
−20 °C (−4 °F)
40 °C (104 °F)
SAE 15W40
−10 °C (14 °F)
50 °C (122 °F)
Synthetic Base Stock Oil
Synthetic base oils are acceptable for use in
these engines if these oils meet the performance
requirements that are specified for the engine.
Synthetic base oils generally perform better than
conventional oils in the following two areas:
• Synthetic base oils have improved flow at low
temperatures especially in arctic conditions.
• Synthetic base oils have improved oxidation
stability especially at high operating temperatures.
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Some synthetic base oils have performance
characteristics that enhance the service life of the
oil. Perkins does not recommend the automatic
extending of the oil change intervals for any type of
oil.
NOTICE
Shortened engine service life could result if second
choice oils are used.
Re-refined base stock oil
Aftermarket Oil Additives
Re-refined base stock oil are acceptable for use in
Perkins engines if these oils meet the performance
requirements that are specified by Perkins.Re-refined
base stock oil can be used exclusively in finished oil
or in a combination with new base stock oil . The US
military specifications and the specifications of other
heavy equipment manufacturers also allow the use of
re-refined base stock oil that meet the same criteria.
Perkins does not recommend the use of aftermarket
additives in oil. It is not necessary to use aftermarket
additives in order to achieve the engine’s maximum
service life or rated performance. Fully formulated,
finished oils consist of base oils and of commercial
additive packages. These additive packages are
blended into the base oils at precise percentages in
order to help provide finished oils with performance
characteristics that meet industry standards.
The process that is used to make re-refined base
stock oil should adequately remove all wear metals
that are in the used oil and all the additives that
are in the used oil. The process that is used to
make re-refined base stock oil generally involves the
process of vacuum distillation and hydrotreating the
used oil. Filtering is adequate for the production of
high quality, re-refined base stock oil.
Lubricants for Cold Weather
When an engine is started and an engine is operated
in ambient temperatures below −20 °C (−4 °F), use
multigrade oils that are capable of flowing in low
temperatures.
These oils have lubricant viscosity grades of SAE
0W or SAE 5W.
When an engine is started and operated in ambient
temperatures below −30 °C (−22 °F), use a synthetic
base stock multigrade oil with an 0W viscosity grade
or with a 5W viscosity grade. Use an oil with a pour
point that is lower than −50 °C (−58 °F).
The number of acceptable lubricants is limited in
cold weather conditions. Perkins recommends the
following lubricants for use in cold weather conditions:
First Choice – Use oil with an EMA DHD-1
Recommended Guideline. Use a CH-4 oil that has
an API license. The oil should be either SAE 0W20,
SAE 0W30, SAE 0W40, SAE 5W30, or SAE 5W40
lubricant viscosity grade.
Second Choice – Use an oil that has a CH-4
additive package. Although the oil has not been
tested for the requirements of the API license, the oil
must be either SAE 0W20, SAE 0W30, SAE 0W40,
SAE 5W30, or SAE 5W40.
There are no industry standard tests that evaluate
the performance or the compatibility of aftermarket
additives in finished oil. Aftermarket additives may
not be compatible with the finished oil’s additive
package, which could lower the performance of the
finished oil. The aftermarket additive could fail to
mix with the finished oil. This could produce sludge
in the crankcase. Perkins discourages the use of
aftermarket additives in finished oils.
To achieve the best performance from a Perkins
engine, conform to the following guidelines:
• Select the correct oil, or a commercial oil that meets
the “EMA Recommended Guideline on Diesel
Engine Oil” or the recommended API classification.
• See the appropriate “Lubricant Viscosities” table in
order to find the correct oil viscosity grade for your
engine.
• At the specified interval, service the engine. Use
new oil and install a new oil filter.
• Perform maintenance at the intervals that are
specified in the Operation and Maintenance
Manual, “Maintenance Interval Schedule”.
S·O·S Oil analysis
Some engines may be equipped with an oil sampling
valve. If S·O·S oil analysis is required the oil sampling
valve is used to obtain samples of the engine oil. The
S·O·S oil analysis will complement the preventive
maintenance program.
The S·O·S oil analysis is a diagnostic tool that is used
to determine oil performance and component wear
rates. Contamination can be identified and measured
through the use of the S·O·S oil analysis. The S·O·S
oil analysis includes the following tests:
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• The Wear Rate Analysis monitors the wear of the
engine’s metals. The amount of wear metal and
type of wear metal that is in the oil is analyzed. The
increase in the rate of engine wear metal in the
oil is as important as the quantity of engine wear
metal in the oil.
• Tests are conducted in order to detect
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High sulfur content of the fuel is not normally found
in Europe, North America or Australasia. This can
cause engine wear. When only high sulfur fuels
are available, it will be necessary that high alkaline
lubricating oil is used in the engine or that the
lubricating oil change interval is reduced.
Distillation
contamination of the oil by water, glycol or fuel.
• The Oil Condition Analysis determines the loss of
the oil’s lubricating properties. An infrared analysis
is used to compare the properties of new oil to the
properties of the used oil sample. This analysis
allows technicians to determine the amount of
deterioration of the oil during use. This analysis
also allows technicians to verify the performance
of the oil according to the specification during the
entire oil change interval.
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Recommendations
To get the correct power and performance from
the engine, use a fuel of the correct quality. The
recommended fuel specification for Perkins engines
is shown below:
This is an indication of the mixture of different
hydrocarbons in the fuel. A high ratio of light weight
hydrocarbons can affect the characteristics of
combustion.
Lubricity
This is the capability of the fuel to prevent pump wear.
Diesel engines have the ability to burn a wide variety
of fuels. These fuels are divided into four general
groups:
• Group 1 (preferred fuels)
• Group 2 (permissible fuels)
• Group 3 (aviation kerosene fuels)
• Other fuels
• Cetane number___________________________45 minimum
Group 1 (preferred fuels): Specification
• Viscosity___________ 2,0 to 4.5 cSt at 40 °C (104 °F)
“DERV to EN590”
• Density________________________0.835 to 0.855 Kg/liter
Note: Only use Arctic fuels when the temperature is
below 0 °C (32 °F). Do not use Arctic fuels when the
ambient temperature is above 0 °C (32 °F). To ensure
that the time period between cranking the engine and
first fire is kept to a minimum, only use fuel of the
correct viscosity and at the correct temperature.
• Sulfur_______________________0.2% of mass, maximum
• Distillation___________________85% at 350 °C (662 °F)
• Lubricity______________________________460 micrometers
maximum wear scar on “ISO 12156 - 1”
Cetane number
This indicates the properties of ignition of the fuel.
Fuel with a low cetane number can be the root
cause of problems during cold start. This will affect
combustion.
Viscosity
This is the resistance to flow of a fluid. If this
resistance is outside the limits, the engine and the
engine starting performance in particular can be
affected.
Sulfur
Gas oil to “BS2869 Class A2”
“ASTM D975 - 91 Class 2D” This can only be used if
the fuel has the correct specification of lubricity.
“JIS K2204 (1992) Grades 1,2,3 and Special Grade
3” This can only be used if the fuel has the correct
specification of lubricity.
Note: If low sulfur or low sulfur aromatic fuels are
used, then fuel additives can be used to increase
lubricity.
Group 2 (permissible fuels): Specification
These fuel specifications are considered acceptable
for issues of warranty. However,these fuels may
reduce the life of the engine, the engine’s maximum
power and the engine’s fuel efficiency.
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“JP7, Mil T38219”
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The preferred fuels provide maximum engine service
life and performance. The preferred fuels are distillate
fuels. These fuels are commonly called diesel fuel
or gas oil.
“NATO F63”
NOTICE
These fuels should have a wear scar value of 650
micrometers maximum *HFRR to ISO 12156 - 1.*
Group 3 (aviation kerosene fuels): Specification
These fuels need additives to achieve lubricity of 650
micrometers wear scar and the reliability of the fuel
injection pump will be reduced. The fuel injection
pump is not covered by a warranty, even when the
additives are included.
The permissible fuels are crude oils or blended fuels.
Use of these fuels can result in higher maintenance
costs and in reduced engine service life.
Diesel fuels that meet the specifications in Table
14 will help to provide maximum engine service life
and performance. In North America, diesel fuel that
is identified as No. 2-D in “ASTM D975” generally
meets the specifications. Table 14 is for diesel fuels
that are distilled from crude oil. Diesel fuels from
other sources could exhibit detrimental properties
that are not defined or controlled by this specification.
Table 14
“JP5 MIL T5624 (Avcat FSII, NATO F44”
“JP8 T83133 (Avtur FSII, NATO F34”
Perkins Specifications for Distillate Diesel Fuel
Specifications
Requirements
ASTM Test
“Jet A”
Aromatics
35% maximum
“D1319”
“Jet A1, NATO F35, XF63”
Ash
0.02% maximum
(weight)
“D482”
Carbon Residue
on 10% Bottoms
0.35% maximum
(weight)
“D524”
Cetane Number
40 minimum (DI
engines)
“D613”
Cloud Point
The cloud
point must not
exceed the
lowest expected
ambient
temperature.
-
Low temperature fuels
Special fuels for use in cold weather may be available
for engine operation at temperatures below 0 °C
(32 °F). These fuels limit the formation of wax in the
fuel oil at low temperatures. If wax forms in the fuel
oil, this could stop the flow of fuel oil through the filter.
Note: These fuels that lack lubricity may cause the
following problems:
• Low engine power
(continued)
• Difficult starting in hot conditions or in cold
conditions
• White smoke
• Deterioration of emissions and misfire at certain
operating conditions
Biofuel: Specification
Biofuel: A 5% mix of RME to EN14214 in conventional
fuel is permitted.
NOTICE
Water emulsion fuels: These fuels are not permitted
Refer to the following fuel specifications for
North America.
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(Table 14, contd)
Copper Strip
Corrosion
Distillation
Flash Point
API Gravity
Pour Point
No. 3 maximum
10% at 282 °C
(540 °F)
maximum
90% at 360 °C
(680 °F)
maximum
legal limit
30 minimum
45 maximum
6 °C (10 °F)
minimum
below ambient
temperature
0.2% maximum
Sulfur
(1)
Kinematic
Viscosity (2)
2.0 cSt minimum
and 4.5 cSt
maximum at
40 °C (104 °F)
“D130”
“D86”
“D93”
“D287”
“D3605”
or
“D1552”
“D445”
Water
0.1% maximum
“D1744”
Sediment
0.05% maximum
(weight)
“D473”
Lubricity (4)
(1)
In extreme cold ambient conditions, you may use the
distillate fuels that are specified in Table 15. However,
the fuel that is selected must meet the requirements
that are specified in Table 14. These fuels are
intended to be used in operating temperatures that
are down to −54 °C (−65 °F).
Table 15
Distillate Fuels
0.1% maximum
(3)
NOTICE
Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), Residual fuel, or Blended fuel
must NOT be used in Perkins diesel engines. Severe
component wear and component failures will result if
HFO type fuels are used in engines that are configured
to use distillate fuel.
“D97”
Water and
Sediment
Gum and Resins
NOTICE
Operating with fuels that do not meet the Perkins recommendations can cause the following effects: Starting difficulty, poor combustion, deposits in the fuel injectors, reduced service life of the fuel system, deposits in the combustion chamber, and reduced service life of the engine.
“D1796”
10 mg per 100
mL maximum
“D381”
0.38 mm
(0.015 inch)
maximum at
25 °C (77 °F)
“D6079”
Perkins fuel systems and engine components can operate
on high sulfur fuels. Fuel sulfur levels affect exhaust
emissions. High sulfur fuels also increase the potential
for corrosion of internal components. Fuel sulfur levels
above 0.5 percent may significantly shorten the oil change
interval. For additional information, see this publication, “Fluid
Recommendations/Engine Oil” topic (Maintenance Section).
(2) The values of the fuel viscosity are the values as the fuel
is delivered to the fuel injection pumps. If a fuel with a low
viscosity is used, cooling of the fuel may be required to maintain
a 1.4 cSt viscosity at the fuel injection pump. Fuels with a high
viscosity might require fuel heaters in order to bring down the
viscosity to a 20 cSt viscosity.
(3) Follow the test conditions and procedures for gasoline (motor).
(4) The lubricity of a fuel is a concern with low sulfur fuel. To
determine the lubricity of the fuel, use either the “ASTM D6078
Scuffing Load Wear Test (SBOCLE)” or the “ASTM D6079 High
Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR)” test. If the lubricity of a
fuel does not meet the minimum requirements, consult your
fuel supplier. Do not treat the fuel without consulting the fuel
supplier. Some additives are not compatible. These additives
can cause problems in the fuel system.
(1)
(1)
Specification
Grade
“MIL-T-5624R”
JP-5
“ASTM D1655”
Jet-A-1
“MIL-T-83133D”
JP-8
The fuels that are listed in this Table may not meet the
requirements that are specified in the “Perkins Specifications
for Distillate Diesel Fuel” Table. Consult the supplier for the
recommended additives in order to maintain the correct fuel
lubricity.
These fuels are lighter than the No. 2 grades of fuel.
The cetane number of the fuels in Table 15 must be
at least 40. If the viscosity is below 1.4 cSt at 38 °C
(100 °F), use the fuel only in temperatures below
0 °C (32 °F). Do not use any fuels with a viscosity
of less than 1.2 cSt at 38 °C (100 °F). Fuel cooling
may be required in order to maintain the minimum
viscosity of 1.4 cSt at the fuel injection pump.
There are many other diesel fuel specifications that
are published by governments and by technological
societies. Usually, those specifications do not
review all the requirements that are addressed
in this specification. To ensure optimum engine
performance, a complete fuel analysis should be
obtained before engine operation. The fuel analysis
should include all of the properties that are listed in
Table 14.
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Cooling System Specifications
General Coolant Information
NOTICE
Never add coolant to an overheated engine. Engine
damage could result. Allow the engine to cool first.
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DO NOT use the following types of water in cooling
systems: Hard water, softened water that has been
conditioned with salt, and sea water.
If distilled water or deionized water is not available,
use water with the properties that are listed in Table
16.
Table 16
NOTICE
If the engine is to be stored in, or shipped to an area
with below freezing temperatures, the cooling system
must be either protected to the lowest outside temperature or drained completely to prevent damage.
NOTICE
Frequently check the specific gravity of the coolant for
proper freeze protection or for anti-boil protection.
Clean the cooling system for the following reasons:
• Contamination of the cooling system
• Overheating of the engine
• Foaming of the coolant
NOTICE
Never operate an engine without water temperature
regulators in the cooling system. Water temperature
regulators help to maintain the engine coolant at the
proper operating temperature. Cooling system problems can develop without water temperature regulators.
Many engine failures are related to the cooling
system. The following problems are related to cooling
system failures: Overheating, leakage of the water
pump, and plugged radiators or heat exchangers.
Perkins Minimum Acceptable Water Requirements
Property
Maximum Limit
Chloride (Cl)
40 mg/L
Sulfate (SO4)
100 mg/L
Total Hardness
170 mg/L
Total Solids
340 mg/L
Acidity
pH of 5.5 to 9.0
For a water analysis, consult one of the following
sources:
• Local water utility company
• Agricultural agent
• Independent laboratory
Additives
Additives help to protect the metal surfaces of
the cooling system. A lack of coolant additives or
insufficient amounts of additives enable the following
conditions to occur:
• Corrosion
• Formation of mineral deposits
• Rust
These failures can be avoided with correct cooling
system maintenance. Cooling system maintenance is
as important as maintenance of the fuel system and
the lubrication system. Quality of the coolant is as
important as the quality of the fuel and the lubricating
oil.
• Scale
Coolant is normally composed of three elements:
Water, additives, and glycol.
Additives must be added at the correct concentration.
Overconcentration of additives can cause the
inhibitors to drop out-of-solution. The deposits can
enable the following problems to occur:
Water
Water is used in the cooling system in order to
transfer heat.
Distilled water or deionized water is
recommended for use in engine cooling systems.
• Foaming of the coolant
Many additives are depleted during engine operation.
These additives must be replaced periodically.
• Formation of gel compounds
• Reduction of heat transfer
• Leakage of the water pump seal
• Plugging of radiators, coolers, and small passages
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Glycol
Glycol in the coolant helps to provide protection
against the following conditions:
Acceptable – A commercial heavy-duty
coolant/antifreeze that meets “ASTM D4985”
specifications
NOTICE
Do not use a commercial coolant/antifreeze that only meets the ASTM D3306 specification. This type of
coolant/antifreeze is made for light automotive applications.
• Boiling
• Freezing
• Cavitation of the water pump
For optimum performance, Perkins recommends a
1:1 mixture of a water/glycol solution.
Note: Use a mixture that will provide protection
against the lowest ambient temperature.
Note: 100 percent pure glycol will freeze at a
temperature of −23 °C (−9 °F).
Most conventional coolant/antifreezes use ethylene
glycol. Propylene glycol may also be used. In a 1:1
mixture with water, ethylene and propylene glycol
provide similar protection against freezing and
boiling. See Tables 17 and 18.
Table 17
Ethylene Glycol
Concentration
Freeze
Protection
Boil
Protection
50 Percent
−36 °C (−33 °F)
106 °C (223 °F)
60 Percent
−51 °C (−60 °F)
111 °C (232 °F)
NOTICE
Do not use propylene glycol in concentrations that exceed 50 percent glycol because of propylene glycol’s
reduced heat transfer capability. Use ethylene glycol
in conditions that require additional protection against
boiling or freezing.
Table 18
Propylene Glycol
Concentration
Freeze
Protection
Anti-Boil
Protection
50 Percent
−29 °C (−20 °F)
106 °C (223 °F)
To check the concentration of glycol in the coolant,
measure the specific gravity of the coolant.
Coolant Recommendations
The following two coolants are used in Perkins diesel
engines:
Preferred – Perkins Extended Life Coolant (ELC)
Perkins recommends a 1:1 mixture of water
and glycol. This mixture of water and glycol will
provide optimum heavy-duty performance as a
coolant/antifreeze. This ratio may be increased to 1:2
water to glycol if extra freezing protection is required.
Note: A commercial heavy-duty coolant/antifreeze
that meets “ASTM D4985” specifications MAY require
a treatment with an SCA at the initial fill. Read the
label or the instructions that are provided by the OEM
of the product.
In stationary engine applications and marine engine
applications that do not require anti-boil protection
or freeze protection, a mixture of SCA and water
is acceptable. Perkins recommends a six percent
to eight percent concentration of SCA in those
cooling systems. Distilled water or deionized water
is preferred. Water which has the recommended
properties may be used.
Engines that are operating in an ambient temperature
above 43 °C (109.4 °F) must use SCA and water.
Engines that operate in an ambient temperature
above 43 °C (109.4 °F) and below 0 °C (32 °F) due
to seasonal variations consult your Perkins dealer
or your Perkins distributor for the correct level of
protection.
Table 19
Coolant Service Life
Coolant Type
Service Life
Perkins ELC
12,000 Service Hours
or Six Years
Commercial Heavy-Duty
Coolant/Antifreeze that
meets “ASTM D4985”
3000 Service Hours or
Two Years
Perkins POWERPART
SCA
3000 Service Hours or
Two Years
Commercial SCA and
Water
3000 Service Hours or
Two Years
Extended Life Coolant (ELC)
Perkins provides Extended Life Coolant (ELC) for
use in the following applications:
• Heavy-duty spark ignited gas engines
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• Heavy-duty diesel engines
• Automotive applications
The anti-corrosion package for ELC is different from
the anti-corrosion package for other coolants. ELC
is an ethylene glycol base coolant. However, ELC
contains organic corrosion inhibitors and antifoam
agents with low amounts of nitrite. Perkins ELC
has been formulated with the correct amount of
these additives in order to provide superior corrosion
protection for all metals in engine cooling systems.
ELC extends the service life of the coolant to 12000
service hours or six years. ELC does not require
a frequent addition of a Supplemental Coolant
Additive (SCA). An Extender is the only additional
maintenance that is needed at 6000 service hours or
one half of the ELC service life.
ELC is available in a 1:1 premixed cooling solution
with distilled water. The Premixed ELC provides
freeze protection to −36 °C (−33 °F). The Premixed
ELC is recommended for the initial fill of the cooling
system. The Premixed ELC is also recommended for
topping off the cooling system.
ELC Concentrate is also available. ELC Concentrate
can be used to lower the freezing point to −51 °C
(−60 °F) for arctic conditions.
Containers of several sizes are available. Consult
your Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor for the
part numbers.
ELC Cooling System Maintenance
Correct additions to the Extended Life
Coolant
NOTICE
Use only Perkins products for pre-mixed or concentrated coolants.
Use only Perkins Extender with Extended Life
Coolant.
Mixing Extended Life Coolant with other products reduces the Extended Life Coolant service life. Failure to
follow the recommendations can reduce cooling system components life unless appropriate corrective action is performed.
NOTICE
Do not use a conventional coolant to top-off a cooling
system that is filled with Extended Life Coolant (ELC).
Do not use standard supplemental coolant additive
(SCA). Only use ELC Extender in cooling systems that
are filled with ELC.
Perkins ELC Extender
ELC Extender is added to the cooling system halfway
through the ELC service life. Treat the cooling system
with ELC Extender at 6000 hours or three years. Use
Table 20 in order to determine the correct amount of
ELC Extender that is required.
Containers of several sizes are available. Consult
your Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor for the
part numbers.
Use the formula in Table 20 to determine the correct
amount of ELC Extender for your cooling system.
Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Refill
Capacities” in order to determine the capacity of the
cooling system.
Table 20
Formula For Adding ELC Extender To ELC
V × 0.02 = X
V is the total capacity of the cooling system.
X is the amount of ELC Extender that is required.
Table 21 is an example for using the formula that is
in Table 20.
Table 21
Example Of The Equation For Adding ELC
Extender To ELC
Total Volume
of the Cooling
System (V)
Multiplication
Factor
9 L (2.4 US gal)
× 0.02
Amount of ELC
Extender that is
Required (X)
0.18 L
(0.05 US gal)
or (6 fl oz)
NOTICE
When using Perkins ELC, do not use standard SCA’s
or SCA filters.
In order to maintain the correct balance between
the antifreeze and the additives, you must maintain
the recommended concentration of Extended Life
Coolant (ELC). Lowering the proportion of antifreeze
lowers the proportion of additive. This will lower the
ability of the coolant to protect the system from pitting,
from cavitation, from erosion, and from deposits.
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ELC Cooling System Cleaning
Note: If the cooling system is already using ELC,
cleaning agents are not required to be used at
the specified coolant change interval. Cleaning
agents are only required if the system has been
contaminated by the addition of some other type of
coolant or by cooling system damage.
Clean water is the only cleaning agent that is required
when ELC is drained from the cooling system.
After the cooling system is drained and after the
cooling system is refilled, operate the engine while
the cooling system filler cap is removed. Operate
the engine until the coolant level reaches the normal
operating temperature and until the coolant level
stabilizes. As needed, add the coolant mixture in
order to fill the system to the specified level.
Changing to Perkins ELC
To change from heavy-duty coolant/antifreeze to the
Perkins ELC, perform the following steps:
NOTICE
Care must be taken to ensure that all fluids are
contained during performance of inspection, maintenance, testing, adjusting and the repair of the
product. Be prepared to collect the fluid with suitable
containers before opening any compartment or disassembling any component containing fluids.
Dispose of all fluids according to local regulations and
mandates.
1. Drain the coolant into a suitable container.
2. Dispose of the coolant according to local
regulations.
3. Flush the system with clean water in order to
remove any debris.
4. Use Perkins cleaner to clean the system. Follow
the instruction on the label.
5. Drain the cleaner into a suitable container. Flush
the cooling system with clean water.
6. Fill the cooling system with clean water and
operate the engine until the engine is warmed to
49° to 66°C (120° to 150°F).
NOTICE
Incorrect or incomplete flushing of the cooling system
can result in damage to copper and other metal components.
To avoid damage to the cooling system, make sure to
completely flush the cooling system with clear water.
Continue to flush the system until all the signs of the
cleaning agent are gone.
7. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container
and flush the cooling system with clean water.
Note: The cooling system cleaner must be thoroughly
flushed from the cooling system. Cooling system
cleaner that is left in the system will contaminate the
coolant. The cleaner may also corrode the cooling
system.
8. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until the system is
completely clean.
9. Fill the cooling system with the Perkins Premixed
ELC.
ELC Cooling System Contamination
NOTICE
Mixing ELC with other products reduces the effectiveness of the ELC and shortens the ELC service life.
Use only Perkins Products for premixed or concentrate coolants. Use only Perkins ELC extender with
Perkins ELC. Failure to follow these recommendations can result in shortened cooling system component life.
ELC cooling systems can withstand contamination to
a maximum of ten percent of conventional heavy-duty
coolant/antifreeze or SCA. If the contamination
exceeds ten percent of the total system capacity,
perform ONE of the following procedures:
• Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
Dispose of the coolant according to local
regulations. Flush the system with clean water. Fill
the system with the Perkins ELC.
• Drain a portion of the cooling system into a suitable
container according to local regulations. Then, fill
the cooling system with premixed ELC. This should
lower the contamination to less than 10 percent.
• Maintain the system as a conventional Heavy-Duty
Coolant. Treat the system with an SCA. Change
the coolant at the interval that is recommended for
the conventional Heavy-Duty Coolant.
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Refill Capacities
Commercial Heavy-Duty Coolant/
Antifreeze and SCA
NOTICE
Commercial Heavy-Duty Coolant which contains
Amine as part of the corrision protection system must
not be used.
NOTICE
Never operate an engine without water temperature
regulators in the cooling system. Water temperature
regulators help to maintain the engine coolant at the
correct operating temperature. Cooling system problems can develop without water temperature regulators.
Check the coolant/antifreeze (glycol concentration)
in order to ensure adequate protection against
boiling or freezing. Perkins recommends the use of a
refractometer for checking the glycol concentration.
Perkins engine cooling systems should be tested
at 500 hour intervals for the concentration of
Supplemental Coolant Additive (SCA).
Additions of SCA are based on the results of the test.
An SCA that is liquid may be needed at 500 hour
intervals.
Refer to Table 22 for part numbers and for quantities
of SCA.
Table 22
Perkins Liquid SCA
Part Number
Table 24 is an example for using the equation that
is in Table 23.
Table 24
Example Of The Equation For Adding The SCA To
The Heavy-Duty Coolant At The Initial Fill
Total Volume
of the Cooling
System (V)
Multiplication
Factor
Amount of SCA
that is Required
(X)
15 L (4 US gal)
× 0.045
0.7 L (24 oz)
Adding The SCA to The Heavy-Duty
Coolant For Maintenance
Heavy-duty coolant/antifreeze of all types REQUIRE
periodic additions of an SCA.
Test the coolant/antifreeze periodically for the
concentration of SCA. For the interval, refer to the
Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Maintenance
Interval Schedule” (Maintenance Section). Test the
concentration of SCA.
Additions of SCA are based on the results of the
test. The size of the cooling system determines the
amount of SCA that is needed.
Use the equation that is in Table 25 to determine the
amount of Perkins SCA that is required, if necessary:
Table 25
Equation For Adding The SCA To The Heavy-Duty
Coolant For Maintenance
V × 0.014 = X
Quantity
V is the total volume of the cooling system.
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X is the amount of SCA that is required.
Adding the SCA to Heavy-Duty Coolant
at the Initial Fill
Commercial heavy-duty coolant/antifreeze that
meets “ASTM D4985” specifications MAY require
an addition of SCA at the initial fill. Read the label
or the instructions that are provided by the OEM of
the product.
Use the equation that is in Table 23 to determine the
amount of Perkins SCA that is required when the
cooling system is initially filled.
Table 26 is an example for using the equation that
is in Table 25.
Table 26
Example Of The Equation For Adding The SCA To
The Heavy-Duty Coolant For Maintenance
Total Volume
of the Cooling
System (V)
Multiplication
Factor
Amount of SCA
that is Required
(X)
15 L (4 US gal)
× 0.014
0.2 L (7 oz)
Table 23
Equation For Adding The SCA To The Heavy-Duty
Coolant At The Initial Fill
V × 0.045 = X
V is the total volume of the cooling system.
X is the amount of SCA that is required.
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Refill Capacities
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Cleaning the System of Heavy-Duty
Coolant/Antifreeze
Perkins cooling system cleaners are designed
to clean the cooling system of harmful scale
and corrosion. Perkins cooling system cleaners
dissolve mineral scale, corrosion products, light oil
contamination and sludge.
• Clean the cooling system after used coolant is
drained or before the cooling system is filled with
new coolant.
• Clean the cooling system whenever the coolant is
contaminated or whenever the coolant is foaming.
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Maintenance Interval Schedule
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Maintenance Interval Schedule
Every 2 Years
Cooling System Coolant - Change ....................... 58
Every 3000 Service Hours
Fuel Injector - Test/Change ................................... 68
When Required
Battery - Replace ..................................................
Battery or Battery Cable - Disconnect ..................
Engine - Clean ......................................................
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Dual Element) Clean/Replace ....................................................
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Single Element) Inspect/Replace ..................................................
Engine Oil Sample - Obtain ..................................
Fuel Injector - Test/Change ...................................
Fuel System - Prime .............................................
Severe Service Application - Check .....................
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55
60
Cooling System Coolant (Commercial Heavy-Duty) Change ............................................................... 55
61
Every 4000 Service Hours
63
64
68
69
75
Daily
Alternator and Fan Belts - Inspect/Adjust/
Replace ...............................................................
Cooling System Coolant Level - Check ................
Driven Equipment - Check ....................................
Engine Air Cleaner Service Indicator - Inspect .....
Engine Oil Level - Check ......................................
Fuel System Primary Filter/Water Separator Drain ...................................................................
Walk-Around Inspection ........................................
Every 3000 Service Hours or 2 Years
Aftercooler Core - Clean/Test ............................... 52
Every 6000 Service Hours or 3 Years
Cooling System Coolant Extender (ELC) - Add .... 59
Every 12 000 Service Hours or 6 Years
53
59
60
63
64
Cooling System Coolant (ELC) - Change ............. 57
70
77
Every 50 Service Hours or Weekly
Fuel Tank Water and Sediment - Drain ................. 73
Every 500 Service Hours or 1 Year
Battery Electrolyte Level - Check ..........................
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Dual Element) Clean/Replace ....................................................
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Single Element) Inspect/Replace ..................................................
Engine Ground - Inspect/Clean ............................
Engine Oil and Filter - Change .............................
Fuel System Primary Filter (Water Separator)
Element - Replace ..............................................
Fuel System Secondary Filter - Replace ..............
Hoses and Clamps - Inspect/Replace ..................
Radiator - Clean ....................................................
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61
63
64
65
70
71
74
75
Every 1000 Service Hours
Engine Valve Lash - Inspect/Adjust ...................... 67
Every 2000 Service Hours
Aftercooler Core - Inspect .....................................
Alternator - Inspect ...............................................
Engine Mounts - Inspect .......................................
Starting Motor - Inspect ........................................
Turbocharger - Inspect ..........................................
Water Pump - Inspect ...........................................
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53
64
76
76
78
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Aftercooler Core - Clean/Test
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Aftercooler Core - Clean/Test
Personal injury can result from air pressure.
1. Remove the core. Refer to the OEM information
for the correct procedure.
Personal injury can result without following proper procedure. When using pressure air, wear a protective face shield and protective clothing.
2. Turn the aftercooler core upside-down in order to
remove debris.
Maximum air pressure at the nozzle must be less
than 205 kPa (30 psi) for cleaning purposes.
8. Dry the core with compressed air. Direct the air in
the reverse direction of the normal flow.
Personal injury can result from air pressure.
Personal injury can result without following proper procedure. When using pressure air, wear a protective face shield and protective clothing.
Maximum air pressure at the nozzle must be less
than 205 kPa (30 psi) for cleaning purposes.
3. Pressurized air is the preferred method for
removing loose debris. Direct the air in the
opposite direction of the fan’s air flow. Hold the
nozzle approximately 6 mm (.25 inch) away from
the fins. Slowly move the air nozzle in a direction
that is parallel with the tubes. This will remove
debris that is between the tubes.
4. Pressurized water may also be used for cleaning.
The maximum water pressure for cleaning
purposes must be less than 275 kPa (40 psi). Use
pressurized water in order to soften mud. Clean
the core from both sides.
NOTICE
Do not use a high concentration of caustic cleaner to
clean the core. A high concentration of caustic cleaner
can attack the internal metals of the core and cause
leakage. Only use the recommended concentration of
cleaner.
9. Inspect the core in order to ensure cleanliness.
Pressure test the core. If necessary, repair the
core.
10. Install the core. Refer to the OEM information for
the correct procedure.
11. After cleaning, start the engine and accelerate
the engine to high idle rpm. This will help in the
removal of debris and drying of the core. Stop the
engine. Use a light bulb behind the core in order
to inspect the core for cleanliness. Repeat the
cleaning, if necessary.
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Aftercooler Core - Inspect
Note: Adjust the frequency of cleaning according to
the effects of the operating environment.
Inspect the aftercooler for these items: damaged fins,
corrosion, dirt, grease, insects, leaves, oil, and other
debris. Clean the aftercooler, if necessary.
For air-to-air aftercoolers, use the same methods that
are used for cleaning radiators.
5. Back flush the core with a suitable cleaner.
6. Steam clean the core in order to remove any
residue. Flush the fins of the aftercooler core.
Remove any other trapped debris.
7. Wash the core with hot, soapy water. Rinse the
core thoroughly with clean water.
Personal injury can result from air pressure.
Personal injury can result without following proper procedure. When using pressure air, wear a protective face shield and protective clothing.
Maximum air pressure at the nozzle must be less
than 205 kPa (30 psi) for cleaning purposes.
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Alternator - Inspect
After cleaning, start the engine and accelerate the
engine to high idle rpm. This will help in the removal
of debris and drying of the core. Stop the engine.
Use a light bulb behind the core in order to inspect
the core for cleanliness. Repeat the cleaning, if
necessary.
For applications that require multiple drive belts,
replace the belts in matched sets. Replacing only
one belt of a matched set will cause the new belt to
carry more load because the older belt is stretched.
The additional load on the new belt could cause the
new belt to break.
Inspect the fins for damage. Bent fins may be opened
with a “comb”.
If the belts are too loose, vibration causes
unnecessary wear on the belts and pulleys. Loose
belts may slip enough to cause overheating.
Note: If parts of the aftercooler system are repaired
or replaced, a leak test is highly recommended.
To accurately check the belt tension, a suitable gauge
should be used.
Inspect these items for good condition: Welds,
mounting brackets, air lines, connections, clamps,
and seals. Make repairs, if necessary.
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Alternator - Inspect
Perkins recommends a scheduled inspection of
the alternator. Inspect the alternator for loose
connections and correct battery charging. Check the
ammeter (if equipped) during engine operation in
order to ensure correct battery performance and/or
correct performance of the electrical system. Make
repairs, as required.
Illustration 26
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Typical example
(1) Burroughs Gauge
Check the alternator and the battery charger for
correct operation. If the batteries are correctly
charged, the ammeter reading should be very near
zero. All batteries should be kept charged. The
batteries should be kept warm because temperature
affects the cranking power. If the battery is too cold,
the battery will not crank the engine. When the
engine is not run for long periods of time or if the
engine is run for short periods, the batteries may not
fully charge. A battery with a low charge will freeze
more easily than a battery with a full charge.
Fit the gauge (1) at the center of the longest free
length and check the tension. The correct tension
is 535 N (120 lb). If the tension of the belt is below
250 N (56 lb) adjust the belt to 535 N (120 lb).
If twin belts are installed, check and adjust the
tension on both belts.
Adjustment
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Alternator and Fan Belts Inspect/Adjust/Replace
Inspection
To maximize the engine performance, inspect the
belts for wear and for cracking. Replace belts that are
worn or damaged.
Illustration 27
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1. Loosen The alternator pivot bolt (2) and the bolt
(3).
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Battery - Replace
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2. Move the alternator in order to increase or
decrease the belt tension. Tighten the alternator
pivot bolt and the link bolt to 22 N·m (16 lb ft).(1).
5. Remove the used battery.
6. Install the new battery.
Replacement
Note: Before the cables are connected, ensure that
the engine start switch is OFF.
Refer to the Disassembly and Assembly Manual for
the installation procedure and the removal procedure
for the belt.
7. Connect the cable from the starting motor to the
POSITIVE “+” battery terminal.
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8. Connect the NEGATIVE “-” cable to the NEGATIVE
“-” battery terminal.
Battery - Replace
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Battery Electrolyte Level Check
Batteries give off combustible gases which can
explode. A spark can cause the combustible gases to ignite. This can result in severe personal injury or death.
Ensure proper ventilation for batteries that are in
an enclosure. Follow the proper procedures in order to help prevent electrical arcs and/or sparks
near batteries. Do not smoke when batteries are
serviced.
The battery cables or the batteries should not be
removed with the battery cover in place. The battery cover should be removed before any servicing is attempted.
Removing the battery cables or the batteries with
the cover in place may cause a battery explosion
resulting in personal injury.
1. Switch the engine to the OFF position. Remove
all electrical loads.
2. Turn off any battery chargers. Disconnect any
battery chargers.
3. The NEGATIVE “-” cable connects the NEGATIVE
“-” battery terminal to the NEGATIVE “-” terminal
on the starting motor. Disconnect the cable from
the NEGATIVE “-” battery terminal.
When the engine is not run for long periods of time or
when the engine is run for short periods, the batteries
may not fully recharge. Ensure a full charge in order
to help prevent the battery from freezing. If batteries
are correctly charged, the ammeter reading should
be very near zero, when the engine is in operation.
All lead-acid batteries contain sulfuric acid which
can burn the skin and clothing. Always wear a face
shield and protective clothing when working on or
near batteries.
1. Remove the filler caps. Maintain the electrolyte
level to the “FULL” mark on the battery.
If the addition of water is necessary, use distilled
water. If distilled water is not available use clean
water that is low in minerals. Do not use artificially
softened water.
2. Check the condition of the electrolyte with a
suitable battery tester.
3. Install the caps.
4. Keep the batteries clean.
Clean the battery case with one of the following
cleaning solutions:
4. The POSITIVE “+” cable connects the POSITIVE
“+” battery terminal to the POSITIVE “+” terminal
on the starting motor. Disconnect the cable from
the POSITIVE “+” battery terminal.
• Use a solution of 0.1 kg (0.2 lb) baking soda
Note: Always recycle a battery. Never discard a
battery. Dispose of used batteries to an appropriate
recycling facility.
Thoroughly rinse the battery case with clean water.
and 1 L (1 qt) of clean water.
• Use a solution of ammonium hydroxide.
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Battery or Battery Cable - Disconnect
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Battery or Battery Cable Disconnect
The battery cables or the batteries should not be
removed with the battery cover in place. The battery cover should be removed before any servicing is attempted.
Removing the battery cables or the batteries with
the cover in place may cause a battery explosion
resulting in personal injury.
1. Turn the start switch to the OFF position. Turn the
ignition switch (if equipped) to the OFF position
and remove the key and all electrical loads.
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Cooling System Coolant
(Commercial Heavy-Duty) Change
NOTICE
Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained
during performance of inspection, maintenance, testing, adjusting and repair of the product. Be prepared to
collect the fluid with suitable containers before opening any compartment or disassembling any component containing fluids.
Dispose of all fluids according to Local regulations and
mandates.
NOTICE
Keep all parts clean from contaminants.
2. Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Ensure
that the cable cannot contact the terminal. When
four 12 volt batteries are involved, two negative
connection must be disconnected.
Contaminants may cause rapid wear and shortened
component life.
3. Remove the positive connection.
Clean the cooling system and flush the cooling
system before the recommended maintenance
interval if the following conditions exist:
4. Clean all disconnected connection and battery
terminals.
• The engine overheats frequently.
5. Use a fine grade of sandpaper to clean the
terminals and the cable clamps. Clean the items
until the surfaces are bright or shiny. DO NOT
remove material excessively. Excessive removal
of material can cause the clamps to not fit
correctly. Coat the clamps and the terminals with
a suitable silicone lubricant or petroleum jelly.
• Foaming is observed.
6. Tape the cable connections in order to help
prevent accidental starting.
Note: When the cooling system is cleaned, only
clean water is needed.
7. Proceed with necessary system repairs.
Note: Inspect the water pump and the water
temperature regulator after the cooling system has
been drained. This is a good opportunity to replace
the water pump, the water temperature regulator and
the hoses, if necessary.
8. In order to connect the battery, connect the
positive connection before the negative connector.
• The oil has entered the cooling system and the
coolant is contaminated.
• The fuel has entered the cooling system and the
coolant is contaminated.
Drain
Pressurized System: Hot coolant can cause serious burns. To open the cooling system filler cap,
stop the engine and wait until the cooling system
components are cool. Loosen the cooling system
pressure cap slowly in order to relieve the pressure.
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Cooling System Coolant (Commercial Heavy-Duty) - Change
1. Stop the engine and allow the engine to cool.
Loosen the cooling system filler cap slowly in
order to relieve any pressure. Remove the cooling
system filler cap.
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5. Stop the engine and allow the engine to cool.
Loosen the cooling system filler cap slowly in
order to relieve any pressure. Remove the cooling
system filler cap. Open the drain cock or remove
the drain plug on the engine. Open the drain cock
or remove the drain plug on the radiator. Allow
the water to drain. Flush the cooling system with
clean water.
Fill
1. Close the drain cock or install the drain plug on the
engine. Close the drain cock or install the drain
plug on the radiator.
NOTICE
Do not fill the cooling system faster than 5 L
(1.3 US gal) per minute to avoid air locks.
Illustration 28
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Cooling system air locks may result in engine damage.
2. Open the drain cock or remove the drain plug (1)
on the engine. Open the drain cock or remove the
drain plug on the radiator.
Allow the coolant to drain.
NOTICE
Dispose of used engine coolant or recycle. Various
methods have been proposed to reclaim used coolant
for reuse in engine cooling systems. The full distillation
procedure is the only method acceptable by Perkins to
reclaim the coolant.
For information regarding the disposal and the
recycling of used coolant, consult your Perkins dealer
or your Perkins distributor.
Flush
1. Flush the cooling system with clean water in order
to remove any debris.
2. Close the drain cock or install the drain plug in the
engine. Close the drain cock or install the drain
plug on the radiator.
NOTICE
Do not fill the cooling system faster than 5 L
(1.3 US gal) per minute to avoid air locks.
Cooling system air locks may result in engine damage.
3. Fill the cooling system with clean water. Install the
cooling system filler cap.
2. Fill the cooling system with Commercial
Heavy-Duty Coolant. Add Supplemental Coolant
Additive to the coolant. For the correct amount,
refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual,
“Fluid Recommendations” topic (Maintenance
Section) for more information on cooling system
specifications. Do not install the cooling system
filler cap.
3. Start and run the engine at low idle. Increase the
engine rpm to high idle. Run the engine at high
idle for one minute in order to purge the air from
the cavities of the engine block. Stop the engine.
4. Check the coolant level. Maintain the coolant level
within 13 mm (0.5 inch) below the bottom of the
pipe for filling. Maintain the coolant level in the
expansion bottle (if equipped) at the correct level.
5. Clean the cooling system filler cap. Inspect the
gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap. If
the gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap
is damaged, discard the old cooling system filler
cap and install a new cooling system filler cap. If
the gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap
is not damaged, use a suitable pressurizing pump
in order to pressure test the cooling system filler
cap. The correct pressure for the cooling system
filler cap is stamped on the face of the cooling
system filler cap. If the cooling system filler cap
does not retain the correct pressure, install a new
cooling system filler cap.
6. Start the engine. Inspect the cooling system for
leaks and for correct operating temperature.
4. Start and run the engine at low idle until the
temperature reaches 49 to 66 °C (120 to 150 °F).
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Cooling System Coolant (ELC) - Change
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Cooling System Coolant (ELC)
- Change
1. Stop the engine and allow the engine to cool.
Loosen the cooling system filler cap slowly in
order to relieve any pressure. Remove the cooling
system filler cap.
NOTICE
Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained
during performance of inspection, maintenance, testing, adjusting and repair of the product. Be prepared to
collect the fluid with suitable containers before opening any compartment or disassembling any component containing fluids.
Dispose of all fluids according to Local regulations and
mandates.
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NOTICE
Keep all parts clean from contaminants.
Illustration 29
Contaminants may cause rapid wear and shortened
component life.
2. Open the drain cock or remove the drain plug (1)
on the engine. Open the drain cock or remove the
drain plug on the radiator.
Clean the cooling system and flush the cooling
system before the recommended maintenance
interval if the following conditions exist:
• The engine overheats frequently.
• Foaming is observed.
• The oil has entered the cooling system and the
Typical example
Allow the coolant to drain.
NOTICE
Dispose of used engine coolant or recycle. Various
methods have been proposed to reclaim used coolant
for reuse in engine cooling systems. The full distillation
procedure is the only method acceptable by Perkins to
reclaim the coolant.
coolant is contaminated.
• The fuel has entered the cooling system and the
coolant is contaminated.
Note: When the cooling system is cleaned, only
clean water is needed when the ELC is drained and
replaced.
Note: Inspect the water pump and the water
temperature regulator after the cooling system has
been drained. This is a good opportunity to replace
the water pump, the water temperature regulator and
the hoses, if necessary.
Drain
For information regarding the disposal and the
recycling of used coolant, consult your Perkins dealer
or your Perkins distributor.
Flush
1. Flush the cooling system with clean water in order
to remove any debris.
2. Close the drain cock or install the drain plug in the
engine. Close the drain cock or install the drain
plug on the radiator.
NOTICE
Do not fill the cooling system faster than 5 L
(1.3 US gal) per minute to avoid air locks.
Cooling system air locks may result in engine damage.
Pressurized System: Hot coolant can cause serious burns. To open the cooling system filler cap,
stop the engine and wait until the cooling system
components are cool. Loosen the cooling system
pressure cap slowly in order to relieve the pressure.
3. Fill the cooling system with clean water. Install the
cooling system filler cap.
4. Start and run the engine at low idle until the
temperature reaches 49 to 66 °C (120 to 150 °F).
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Cooling System Coolant - Change
5. Stop the engine and allow the engine to cool.
Loosen the cooling system filler cap slowly in
order to relieve any pressure. Remove the cooling
system filler cap. Open the drain cock or remove
the drain plug on the engine. Open the drain cock
or remove the drain plug on the radiator. Allow
the water to drain. Flush the cooling system with
clean water.
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Cooling System Coolant Change
Fill
1. Close the drain cock or install the drain plug on the
engine. Close the drain cock or install the drain
plug on the radiator.
NOTICE
Do not fill the cooling system faster than 5 L
(1.3 US gal) per minute to avoid air locks.
Cooling system air locks may result in engine damage.
Illustration 30
2. Fill the cooling system with Extended Life
Coolant (ELC). Refer to the Operation and
Maintenance Manual, “Fluid Recommendations”
topic (Maintenance Section) for more information
on cooling system specifications. Do not install the
cooling system filler cap.
3. Start and run the engine at low idle. Increase the
engine rpm to high idle. Run the engine at high
idle for one minute in order to purge the air from
the cavities of the engine block. Stop the engine.
4. Check the coolant level. Maintain the coolant level
within 13 mm (0.5 inch) below the bottom of the
pipe for filling. Maintain the coolant level in the
expansion bottle (if equipped) at the correct level.
5. Clean the cooling system filler cap. Inspect the
gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap. If
the gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap
is damaged, discard the old cooling system filler
cap and install a new cooling system filler cap. If
the gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap
is not damaged, use a suitable pressurizing pump
in order to pressure test the cooling system filler
cap. The correct pressure for the cooling system
filler cap is stamped on the face of the cooling
system filler cap. If the cooling system filler cap
does not retain the correct pressure, install a new
cooling system filler cap.
6. Start the engine. Inspect the cooling system for
leaks and for correct operating temperature.
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Drain plug
NOTICE
Do not drain the coolant while the engine is still hot and
the system is under pressure because dangerous hot
coolant can be discharged.
Note: The radiator may not have been provided by
Perkins. The following is a general procedure for
changing the coolant. Refer to the OEM information
for the correct procedure.
1. Ensure that the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Remove the filler cap of the cooling system.
3. Remove the drain plug (1) from the side of the
cylinder block in order to drain the engine. Ensure
that the drain hole is not restricted.
4. Open the radiator drain tap or remove the drain
plug at the bottom of the radiator in order to
drain the radiator. If the radiator does not have a
radiator drain tap or a drain plug, disconnect the
hose at the bottom of the radiator.
5. Flush the coolant system with clean water.
6. Install the drain plugs and close the radiator drain
tap. Install the radiator hose if the radiator hose
was previously removed.
7. Fill the system with an approved antifreeze
mixture. The maximum flow rate is 1 L
(0.2200 Imp gal) per minute in order to fill the
system. Install the filler cap.
8. Run the engine and check for coolant leaks.
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Maintenance Section
Cooling System Coolant Extender (ELC) - Add
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Cooling System Coolant
Extender (ELC) - Add
The Perkins Extended Life Coolant (ELC) does not
need the frequent addition of Supplemental Coolant
Additives (SCA) that are associated with conventional
coolants. The Extender only needs to be added once.
Check the cooling system only when the engine is
stopped and cool.
1. Loosen the cooling system filler cap slowly in
order to relieve pressure. Remove the cooling
system filler cap.
2. It may be necessary to drain enough coolant from
the cooling system in order to add the Extender.
3. Add Extender according to the requirements for
your engine’s cooling system capacity. Refer to
this Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Refill
Capacities” in the Maintenance Section for the
capacity of the cooling system for your engine.
Refer to this Operation and Maintenance Manual,
“Fluid Recommendations” information for the
Perkins ELC Extender.
1. Observe the coolant level in the coolant recovery
tank. Maintain the coolant level to “COLD FULL”
mark on the coolant recovery tank.
Pressurized System: Hot coolant can cause serious burns. To open the cooling system filler cap,
stop the engine and wait until the cooling system
components are cool. Loosen the cooling system
pressure cap slowly in order to relieve the pressure.
2. Loosen filler cap slowly in order to relieve any
pressure. Remove the filler cap.
3. Pour the correct coolant mixture into the tank.
Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual,
“Refill Capacities and Recommendations” for
information on the correct mixture and type of
coolant. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance
Manual, “Refill Capacities and Recommendations”
for the cooling system capacity. Do not fill the
coolant recovery tank above “COLD FULL” mark.
4. Clean the cooling system filler cap and inspect the
gasket. If the gasket is damaged, discard the old
filler cap and install a new filler cap. If the gasket
is not damaged, use a suitable pressurizing pump
in order to pressure test the filler cap. The correct
pressure is stamped on the face of the filler cap. If
the filler cap does not retain the correct pressure,
install a new filler cap.
Illustration 31
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Cooling System Coolant Level
- Check
Engines With a Coolant Recovery
Tank
Note: The cooling system may not have been
provided by Perkins. The procedure that follows
is for typical cooling systems. Refer to the OEM
information for the correct procedures.
4. Clean filler cap and the receptacle. Reinstall the
filler cap and inspect the cooling system for leaks.
Note: The coolant will expand as the coolant heats
up during normal engine operation. The additional
volume will be forced into the coolant recovery tank
during engine operation. When the engine is stopped
and cool, the coolant will return to the engine.
Engines Without a Coolant
Recovery Tank
Check the coolant level when the engine is stopped
and cool.
Check the coolant level when the engine is stopped
and cool.
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Driven Equipment - Check
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• Lubrication
• Other maintenance recommendations
Perform any maintenance for the driven equipment
which is recommended by the OEM.
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Engine - Clean
Illustration 32
g00285520
Personal injury or death can result from high voltage.
Cooling system filler cap
Pressurized System: Hot coolant can cause serious burns. To open the cooling system filler cap,
stop the engine and wait until the cooling system
components are cool. Loosen the cooling system
pressure cap slowly in order to relieve the pressure.
1. Remove the cooling system filler cap slowly in
order to relieve pressure.
2. Maintain the coolant level within 13 mm (0.5 inch)
of the bottom of the filler pipe. If the engine is
equipped with a sight glass, maintain the coolant
level to the correct level in the sight glass.
3. Clean the cooling system filler cap and inspect the
gasket. If the gasket is damaged, discard the old
filler cap and install a new filler cap. If the gasket
is not damaged, use a suitable pressurizing pump
in order to pressure test the filler cap. The correct
pressure is stamped on the face of the filler cap. If
the filler cap does not retain the correct pressure,
install a new filler cap.
4. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.
Driven Equipment - Check
Refer to the OEM specifications for more information
on the following maintenance recommendations for
the driven equipment:
• Adjustment
Make sure that the electrical system is OFF. Lock
out the starting controls and tag the controls “DO
NOT OPERATE”.
NOTICE
Accumulated grease and oil on an engine is a fire hazard. Keep the engine clean. Remove debris and fluid
spills whenever a significant quantity accumulates on
the engine.
NOTICE
Failure to protect some engine components from
washing may make your engine warranty invalid.
Allow the engine to cool for one hour before washing
the engine.
Periodic cleaning of the engine is recommended.
Steam cleaning the engine will remove accumulated
oil and grease. A clean engine provides the following
benefits:
• Easy detection of fluid leaks
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• Inspection
Moisture can create paths of electrical conductivity.
• Maximum heat transfer characteristics
• Ease of maintenance
Note: Caution must be used in order to prevent
electrical components from being damaged by
excessive water when the engine is cleaned.
Pressure washers and steam cleaners should not be
directed at any electrical connectors or the junction of
cables into the rear of the connectors. Avoid electrical
components such as the alternator and the starter.
Protect the fuel injection pump from fluids in order
to wash the engine.
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Maintenance Section
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Dual Element) - Clean/Replace
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Engine Air Cleaner Element
(Dual Element) - Clean/Replace
NOTICE
Never run the engine without an air cleaner element
installed. Never run the engine with a damaged air
cleaner element. Do not use air cleaner elements with
damaged pleats, gaskets or seals. Dirt entering the
engine causes premature wear and damage to engine
components. Air cleaner elements help to prevent airborne debris from entering the air inlet.
Dual Element Air Cleaners
The dual element air cleaner contains a primary air
cleaner element and a secondary air cleaner element.
The primary air cleaner element can be used up
to six times if the element is properly cleaned and
properly inspected. The primary air cleaner element
should be replaced at least one time per year. This
replacement should be performed regardless of the
number of cleanings.
The secondary air cleaner element is not serviceable
or washable. Refer to the OEM information for
instructions in order to replace the secondary air
cleaner element. When the engine is operating in
environments that are dusty or dirty, air cleaner
elements may require more frequent replacement.
NOTICE
Never service the air cleaner element with the engine
running since this will allow dirt to enter the engine.
Servicing the Air Cleaner Elements
Note: The air filter system may not have been
provided by Perkins. The procedure that follows
is for a typical air filter system. Refer to the OEM
information for the correct procedure.
If the air cleaner element becomes plugged, the air
can split the material of the air cleaner element.
Unfiltered air will drastically accelerate internal
engine wear. Refer to the OEM information for the
correct air cleaner elements for your application.
• Check the precleaner (if equipped) and the dust
bowl daily for accumulation of dirt and debris.
Remove any dirt and debris, as needed.
Illustration 33
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
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Cover
Primary air cleaner element
Secondary air cleaner element
Air inlet
1. Remove the cover. Remove the primary air
cleaner element.
• Operating conditions (dust, dirt and debris) may
require more frequent service of the air cleaner
element.
2. The secondary air cleaner element should be
removed and discarded for every three cleanings
of the primary air cleaner element.
• The air cleaner element should be replaced at least
one time per year. This replacement should be
performed regardless of the number of cleanings.
Replace the dirty air cleaner elements with clean air
cleaner elements. Before installation, the air cleaner
elements should be thoroughly checked for tears
and/or holes in the filter material. Inspect the gasket
or the seal of the air cleaner element for damage.
Maintain a supply of suitable air cleaner elements
for replacement purposes.
Note: Refer to “Cleaning the Primary Air Cleaner
Elements”.
3. Cover the air inlet with tape in order to keep dirt
out.
4. Clean the inside of the air cleaner cover and body
with a clean, dry cloth.
5. Remove the tape for the air inlet. Install the
secondary air cleaner element. Install a primary
air cleaner element that is new or cleaned.
6. Install the air cleaner cover.
7. Reset the air cleaner service indicator.
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Engine Air Cleaner Element (Dual Element) - Clean/Replace
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Cleaning the Primary Air Cleaner
Elements
NOTICE
Observe the following guidelines if you attempt to
clean the filter element:
Do not tap or strike the filter element in order to remove dust.
Do not wash the filter element.
Use low pressure compressed air in order to remove
the dust from the filter element. Air pressure must not
exceed 207 kPa (30 psi). Direct the air flow up the
pleats and down the pleats from the inside of the filter
element. Take extreme care in order to avoid damage
to the pleats.
Do not use air filters with damaged pleats, gaskets, or
seals. Dirt entering the engine will cause damage to
engine components.
Refer to the OEM information in order to determine
the number of times that the primary filter element can
be cleaned. When the primary air cleaner element is
cleaned, check for rips or tears in the filter material.
The primary air cleaner element should be replaced
at least one time per year. This replacement should
be performed regardless of the number of cleanings.
Illustration 34
g00281692
Note: When the primary air cleaner elements are
cleaned, always begin with the clean side (inside)
in order to force dirt particles toward the dirty side
(outside).
Aim the hose so that the air flows inside the element
along the length of the filter in order to help prevent
damage to the paper pleats. Do not aim the stream
of air directly at the primary air cleaner element. Dirt
could be forced further into the pleats.
Note: Refer to “Inspecting the Primary Air Cleaner
Elements”.
Vacuum Cleaning
NOTICE
Do not clean the air cleaner elements by bumping or
tapping. This could damage the seals. Do not use elements with damaged pleats, gaskets or seals. Damaged elements will allow dirt to pass through. Engine
damage could result.
Vacuum cleaning is a good method for cleaning
primary air cleaner elements which require daily
cleaning because of a dry, dusty environment.
Cleaning with pressurized air is recommended prior
to vacuum cleaning. Vacuum cleaning will not remove
deposits of carbon and oil.
Visually inspect the primary air cleaner elements
before cleaning. Inspect the air cleaner elements for
damage to the seal, the gaskets, and the outer cover.
Discard any damaged air cleaner elements.
Note: Refer to “Inspecting the Primary Air Cleaner
Elements”.
There are two common methods that are used to
clean primary air cleaner elements:
Inspecting the Primary Air Cleaner
Elements
• Pressurized air
• Vacuum cleaning
Pressurized Air
Pressurized air can be used to clean primary air
cleaner elements that have not been cleaned more
than two times. Pressurized air will not remove
deposits of carbon and oil. Use filtered, dry air with a
maximum pressure of 207 kPa (30 psi).
Illustration 35
g00281693
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Maintenance Section
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Single Element) - Inspect/Replace
Inspect the clean, dry primary air cleaner element.
Use a 60 watt blue light in a dark room or in a similar
facility. Place the blue light in the primary air cleaner
element. Rotate the primary air cleaner element.
Inspect the primary air cleaner element for tears
and/or holes. Inspect the primary air cleaner element
for light that may show through the filter material. If it
is necessary in order to confirm the result, compare
the primary air cleaner element to a new primary air
cleaner element that has the same part number.
Some engines are equipped with a differential gauge
for inlet air pressure. The differential gauge for inlet
air pressure displays the difference in the pressure
that is measured before the air cleaner element and
the pressure that is measured after the air cleaner
element. As the air cleaner element becomes dirty,
the pressure differential rises. If your engine is
equipped with a different type of service indicator,
follow the OEM recommendations in order to service
the air cleaner service indicator.
Do not use a primary air cleaner element that has
any tears and/or holes in the filter material. Do not
use a primary air cleaner element with damaged
pleats, gaskets or seals. Discard damaged primary
air cleaner elements.
The service indicator may be mounted on the air
cleaner element or in a remote location.
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Engine Air Cleaner
Element (Single Element) Inspect/Replace
Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Engine
Air Cleaner Service Indicator-Inspect”.
Illustration 36
g00103777
Typical service indicator
NOTICE
Never run the engine without an air cleaner element
installed. Never run the engine with a damaged air
cleaner element. Do not use air cleaner elements with
damaged pleats, gaskets or seals. Dirt entering the
engine causes premature wear and damage to engine
components. Air cleaner elements help to prevent airborne debris from entering the air inlet.
Observe the service indicator. The air cleaner
element should be cleaned or the air cleaner element
should be replaced when one of the following
conditions occur:
• The yellow diaphragm enters the red zone.
• The red piston locks in the visible position.
NOTICE
Never service the air cleaner element with the engine
running since this will allow dirt to enter the engine.
Test the Service Indicator
A wide variety of air cleaners may be installed for use
with this engine. Consult the OEM information for the
correct procedure to replace the air cleaner.
• Check for ease of resetting. The service indicator
Service indicators are important instruments.
should reset in less than three pushes.
• Check the movement of the yellow core when the
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Engine Air Cleaner Service
Indicator - Inspect
Some engines may be equipped with a different
service indicator.
engine is accelerated to the engine rated speed.
The yellow core should latch approximately at the
greatest vacuum that is attained.
If the service indicator does not reset easily, or if the
yellow core does not latch at the greatest vacuum,
the service indicator should be replaced. If the new
service indicator will not reset, the hole for the service
indicator may be restricted.
The service indicator may need to be replaced
frequently in environments that are severely dusty.
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Maintenance Section
Engine Ground - Inspect/Clean
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Engine Ground - Inspect/Clean
Inspect the wiring harness for good connections.
Perkins use the starter motor in order to ground the
engine. Check the connection on the starter motor at
every oil change. Ground wires and straps should be
combined at engine grounds. All grounds should be
tight and free of corrosion.
• Clean the grounding stud on the starter motor and
the terminals with a clean cloth.
Illustration 37
g01165836
(Y) “Min” mark. (X) “Max” mark.
• If the connections are corroded, clean the
connections with a solution of baking soda and
water.
NOTICE
Perform this maintenance with the engine stopped.
• Keep the grounding stud and the strap clean and
coated with suitable grease or petroleum jelly.
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Note: Ensure that the engine is either level or that
the engine is in the normal operating position in order
to obtain a true level indication.
Engine Mounts - Inspect
Note: After the engine has been switched OFF, wait
for ten minutes in order to allow the engine oil to drain
to the oil pan before checking the oil level.
Note: The engine mounts may not have been
supplied by Perkins. Refer to the OEM information
for further information on the engine mounts and the
correct bolt torque.
1. Maintain the oil level between the “ADD” mark (Y)
and the “FULL” mark (X) on the engine oil dipstick.
Do not fill the crankcase above the “FULL” mark
(X).
Inspect the engine mounts for deterioration and for
correct bolt torque. Engine vibration can be caused
by the following conditions:
NOTICE
Operating your engine when the oil level is above the
“FULL” mark could cause your crankshaft to dip into
the oil. The air bubbles created from the crankshaft
dipping into the oil reduces the oil’s lubricating characteristics and could result in the loss of power.
• Incorrect mounting of the engine
• Deterioration of the engine mounts
2. Remove the oil filler cap and add oil, if necessary.
Clean the oil filler cap. Install the oil filler cap.
• Loose engine mounts
Any engine mount that shows deterioration should
be replaced. Refer to the OEM information for the
recommended torques.
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Engine Oil Sample - Obtain
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Engine Oil Level - Check
Hot oil and hot components can cause personal
injury. Do not allow hot oil or hot components to
contact the skin.
The condition of the engine lubricating oil may be
checked at regular intervals as part of a preventive
maintenance program. Perkins include an oil
sampling valve as an option. The oil sampling valve
(if equipped) is included in order to regularly sample
the engine lubricating oil. The oil sampling valve is
positioned on the oil filter head or the oil sampling
valve is positioned on the cylinder block.
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Perkins recommends using a sampling valve in order
to obtain oil samples. The quality and the consistency
of the samples are better when a sampling valve is
used. The location of the sampling valve allows oil
that is flowing under pressure to be obtained during
normal engine operation.
Obtain the Sample and the Analysis
Hot oil and hot components can cause personal
injury. Do not allow hot oil or hot components to
contact the skin.
In order to help obtain the most accurate analysis,
record the following information before an oil sample
is taken:
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Maintenance Section
Engine Oil and Filter - Change
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Engine Oil and Filter - Change
Hot oil and hot components can cause personal
injury. Do not allow hot oil or hot components to
contact the skin.
Do not drain the oil when the engine is cold. As the oil
cools, suspended waste particles settle on the bottom
of the oil pan. The waste particles are not removed
with the draining cold oil. Drain the crankcase with
the engine stopped. Drain the crankcase with the
oil warm. This draining method allows the waste
particles that are suspended in the oil to be drained
properly.
• The date of the sample
• Engine model
Failure to follow this recommended procedure will
cause the waste particles to be recirculated through
the engine lubrication system with the new oil.
• Engine number
• Service hours on the engine
Drain the Engine Oil
• The number of hours that have accumulated since
the last oil change
• The amount of oil that has been added since the
last oil change
Ensure that the container for the sample is clean and
dry. Also ensure that the container for the sample is
clearly labelled.
To ensure that the sample is representative of the
oil in the crankcase, obtain a warm, well mixed oil
sample.
To avoid contamination of the oil samples, the tools
and the supplies that are used for obtaining oil
samples must be clean.
The sample can be checked for the following: the
quality of the oil, the existence of any coolant in the
oil, the existence of any ferrous metal particles in
the oil, and the existence of any nonferrous metal
particles in the oil.
Illustration 38
g01003623
Oil drain plug
After the engine has been run at the normal operating
temperature, stop the engine. Use one of the
following methods to drain the engine crankcase oil:
• If the engine is equipped with a drain valve, turn the
drain valve knob counterclockwise in order to drain
the oil. After the oil has drained, turn the drain valve
knob clockwise in order to close the drain valve.
• If the engine is not equipped with a drain valve,
remove the oil drain plug (1) in order to allow the
oil to drain. If the engine is equipped with a shallow
sump, remove the bottom oil drain plugs from both
ends of the oil pan.
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Engine Oil and Filter - Change
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After the oil has drained, the oil drain plugs should
be cleaned and installed. If necessary, renew the O
ring seal on the drain plug.
Some types of oil pans have oil drain plugs that are
on both sides of the oil pan, because of the shape of
the pan. This type of oil pan requires the engine oil to
be drained from both plugs.
Replace the Spin-on Oil Filter
NOTICE
Perkins oil filters are manufactured to Perkins specifications. Use of an oil filter that is not recommended
by Perkins could result in severe damage to the engine bearings, crankshaft, etc., as a result of the larger
waste particles from unfiltered oil entering the engine
lubricating system. Only use oil filters recommended
by Perkins.
Illustration 39
g01003628
(2) Filter head
(3) O ring seal
3. Clean the sealing surface of the oil filter head (2).
Ensure that the union (not shown) in the oil filter
head is secure.
1. Remove the oil filter with a suitable tool.
Note: The following actions can be carried out as
part of the preventive maintenance program.
2. Cut the oil filter open with a suitable tool. Break
apart the pleats and inspect the oil filter for metal
debris. An excessive amount of metal debris in
the oil filter may indicate early wear or a pending
failure.
Use a magnet to differentiate between the ferrous
metals and the nonferrous metals that are found in
the oil filter element. Ferrous metals may indicate
wear on the steel and cast iron parts of the engine.
Nonferrous metals may indicate wear on the
aluminum parts, brass parts or bronze parts of
the engine. Parts that may be affected include
the following items: main bearings, rod bearings,
turbocharger bearings, and cylinder heads.
4. Apply clean engine oil to the O ring seal (3) on
the oil filter.
NOTICE
Do not fill the oil filters with oil before installing them.
This oil would not be filtered and could be contaminated. Contaminated oil can cause accelerated wear to
engine components.
5. Install the oil filter. Tighten the oil filter by hand
according to the instructions that are shown on
the oil filter. Do not overtighten the oil filter.
Replace the Element for the Oil
Filter
Due to normal wear and friction, it is not
uncommon to find small amounts of debris in the
oil filter.
Illustration 40
g01003662
(1) Drain plug
(2) Square hole
(3) Filter bowl
1. Place a suitable container under the oil filter.
Remove the drain plug (1) and the seal, from the
oil filter.
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Engine Valve Lash - Inspect/Adjust
2. Locate a suitable wrench into the square hole (2)
in order to remove the filter bowl (3).
3. Remove the filter bowl (3) and remove the element
from the filter bowl. Clean the filter bowl.
NOTICE
To prevent crankshaft bearing damage, crank the engine with the fuel OFF. This will fill the oil filters before
starting the engine. Do not crank the engine for more
than 30 seconds.
2. Start the engine and run the engine at “LOW
IDLE” for two minutes. Perform this procedure in
order to ensure that the lubrication system has
oil and that the oil filters are filled. Inspect the oil
filter for oil leaks.
3. Stop the engine and allow the oil to drain back to
the sump for a minimum of ten minutes.
Illustration 41
g01003675
(4) O ring seal
(5) Element
(6) Filter head
4. Install a new O ring (4) onto the filter bowl and
lubricate the O ring with clean engine oil. Install
the filter element (5) into the filter bowl.
5. Install the filter bowl into the oil filter head (6).
Tighten the filter bowl to the following torque
25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Illustration 42
g00998024
(Y) “ADD” mark. (X) “FULL” mark.
4. Remove the oil level gauge in order to check the
oil level. Maintain the oil level between the “ADD”
and “FULL” marks on the engine oil dipstick.
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6. Install a new seal onto the drain plug (1) and
install the drain plug into the oil filter. Tighten the
drain plug to the following torque 12 N·m (8 lb ft).
Note: Some engines may have a horizontally
mounted oil filter. This oil filter has a drain plug that is
located in the oil filter head.
Fill the Engine Crankcase
1. Remove the oil filler cap. Refer to the Operation
and Maintenance Manual for more information on
lubricant specifications. Fill the crankcase with the
proper amount of oil. Refer to the Operation and
Maintenance Manual for more information on refill
capacities.
NOTICE
If equipped with an auxiliary oil filter system or a remote oil filter system, follow the OEM or filter manufacturer’s recommendations. Under filling or overfilling
the crankcase with oil can cause engine damage.
Engine Valve Lash Inspect/Adjust
This maintenance is recommended by Perkins as
part of a lubrication and preventive maintenance
schedule in order to help provide maximum engine
life.
NOTICE
Only qualified service personel should perform this
maintenance. Refer to the Service Manual or your authorized Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor for
the complete valve lash adjustment procedure.
Operation of Perkins engines with incorrect valve lash
can reduce engine efficiency, and also reduce engine
component life.
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Fuel Injector - Test/Change
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Ensure that the engine can not be started while
this maintenance is being performed. To help prevent possible injury, do not use the starting motor
to turn the flywheel.
Hot engine components can cause burns. Allow
additional time for the engine to cool before measuring/adjusting valve lash clearance.
Ensure that the engine is stopped before measuring
the valve lash. The engine valve lash can be
inspected and adjusted when the temperature of the
engine is hot or cold.
Refer to Systems Operation/Testing and Adjusting,
“Engine Valve Lash - Inspect/Adjust” for more
information.
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Fuel Injector - Test/Change
Illustration 43
g01110422
Typical fuel Injectors
Fuel leaked or spilled onto hot surfaces or electrical components can cause a fire.
The fuel injector (1) will need to be removed and the
injector will need to be checked for performance.
NOTICE
Do not allow dirt to enter the fuel system. Thoroughly
clean the area around a fuel system component that
will be disconnected. Fit a suitable cover over disconnected fuel system component.
The fuel injectors should not be cleaned as cleaning
with incorrect tools can damage the nozzle. The fuel
injectors should be renewed only if a fault with the
fuel injectors occurs. Some of the problems that may
indicate that new fuel injectors are needed are listed
below:
NOTICE
If a fuel injector is suspected of operating outside of
normal parameters it should be removed by a qualified
technician. The suspect fuel injector should be taken
to an authorised agent for inspection.
• The engine will not start or the engine is difficult
to start.
• Not enough power
• The engine misfires or the engine runs erratically.
The fuel injector (1) in illustration 43 has no fuel
return. The fuel injector (2) has a fuel return.
• High fuel consumption
• Black exhaust smoke
• The engine knocks or there is vibration in the
engine.
• Excessive engine temperature
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Maintenance Section
Fuel System - Prime
Removal and Installation of the
Fuel Injectors
Use the following procedure in order to remove air
from the fuel system:
1. Ensure that all low pressure fuel connections and
high pressure fuel lines are installed correctly.
Work carefully around an engine that is running.
Engine parts that are hot, or parts that are moving,
can cause personal injury.
2. Turn the ignition key to the RUN position. Leave
the ignition key in the RUN position for three
minutes. If a manual purging screw is installed,
the purging screw should be slackened during
priming the fuel system.
Make sure that you wear eye protection at all
times during testing. When fuel injection nozzles
are tested, test fluids travel through the orifices
of the nozzle tip with high pressure. Under this
amount of pressure, the test fluid can pierce the
skin and cause serious injury to the operator.
Always keep the tip of the fuel injection nozzle
pointed away from the operator and into the fuel
collector and extension.
NOTICE
If your skin comes into contact with high pressure fuel,
obtain medical assistence immediately.
Illustration 44
g01003929
Typical example
Operate the engine at a fast idle speed in order to
identify the faulty fuel injector. Individually loosen and
tighten the union nut for the high pressure pipe to
each fuel injector. Do not loosen the union nut more
than half a turn. There will be little effect on the engine
speed when the union nut to the faulty fuel injection
nozzle is loosened. Refer to the Disassembly and
Assembly Manual for more information. Consult your
authorized Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor
for assistance.
3. Crank the engine with the throttle lever in the
CLOSED position until the engine starts.
Note: If necessary, loosen the union nuts (1) on the
fuel injection lines at the connection with the fuel
injector until fuel is evident. Stop cranking the engine.
Tighten the union nuts (1) to a torque of 30 N·m
(22 lb ft).
4. Start the engine and run the engine at idle for one
minute.
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Fuel System - Prime
If air enters the fuel system, the air must be purged
from the fuel system before the engine can be
started. Air can enter the fuel system when the
following events occur:
NOTICE
Do not crank the engine continuously for more than
30 seconds. Allow the starting motor to cool for two
minutes before cranking the engine again.
5. Cycle the throttle lever from the low idle position to
the high idle position three times. The cycle time
for the throttle lever is one second to six seconds
for one complete cycle.
• The fuel tank is empty or the fuel tank has been
partially drained.
• The fuel filter is replaced.
Note: In order to purge air from the fuel injection
pump on Perkins engines with a fixed throttle, the
engine should be run at full load for thirty seconds.
The load should then be decreased until the engine
is at high idle. This should be repeated three times.
This will assist in removing trapped air from the fuel
injection pump.
• A new injection pump is installed.
6. Check for leaks in the fuel system.
• The low pressure fuel lines are disconnected.
• A leak exists in the low pressure fuel system.
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Fuel System Primary Filter (Water Separator) Element - Replace
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2. Place a suitable container under the water
separator. Clean the outside of the water
separator.
3. Open the drain (5). Allow the fluid to drain into
the container.
4. Tighten the drain (5) by hand pressure only.
Fuel leaked or spilled onto hot surfaces or electrical components can cause a fire. To help prevent possible injury, turn the start switch off when
changing fuel filters or water separator elements.
Clean up fuel spills immediately.
NOTICE
Do not allow dirt to enter the fuel system. Thoroughly
clean the area around a fuel system component that
will be disconnected. Fit a suitable cover over disconnected fuel system component.
5. Hold the element (2) and remove the screw (1).
Remove the element and the glass bowl (3) from
the base. Discard the old element.
6. Clean the glass bowl (4). Clean the bottom cover
(6).
7. Install the new O ring seal. Install the bottom cover
onto the new element. Install the assembly onto
the base.
8. Install the screw (1) and tighten the screw to a
torque of 8 N·m (6 lb ft).
9. Remove the container and dispose of the fuel
safely.
10. Open the fuel supply valve.
11. Prime the fuel system. Refer to the Operation and
Maintenance Manual, “Fuel System - Prime” for
more information.
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Filter/Water Separator - Drain
Fuel leaked or spilled onto hot surfaces or electrical components can cause a fire. To help prevent possible injury, turn the start switch off when
changing fuel filters or water separator elements.
Clean up fuel spills immediately.
Illustration 45
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
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Screw
Element
Glass bowl
Sensor connection
Drain
Bottom cover
1. Turn the fuel supply valve (if equipped) to the OFF
position.
NOTICE
The water separator is not a filter. The water separator separates water from the fuel. The engine should
never be allowed to run with the water separator more
than half full. Engine damage may result.
NOTICE
The water separator is under suction during normal
engine operation. Ensure that the drain valve is tightened securely to help prevent air from entering the fuel
system.
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Fuel System Secondary Filter - Replace
NOTICE
Do not allow dirt to enter the fuel system. Thoroughly
clean the area around a fuel system component that
will be disconnected. Fit a suitable cover over disconnected fuel system component.
Element filter
Turn the valves for the fuel lines (if equipped) to the
OFF position before performing this maintenance.
Place a tray under the fuel filter in order to catch
any fuel that might spill. Clean up any spilled fuel
immediately.
Illustration 46
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
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Screw
Element
Glass bowl
Sensor connection
Drain
Bottom cover
1. Place a suitable container below the water
separator.
2. Open the drain (5). Allow the fluid to drain into
the container.
3. When clean fuel drains from the water separator
close the drain (5). Tighten the drain by hand
pressure only. Dispose of the drained fluid
correctly.
Illustration 47
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(1) Drain
(2) Filter bowl
1. Close the valves for the fuel lines (if equipped).
2. Clean the outside of the fuel filter assembly. Open
the fuel drain (1) and drain the fuel into a suitable
container.
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Fuel leaked or spilled onto hot surfaces or electrical components can cause a fire. To help prevent possible injury, turn the start switch off when
changing fuel filters or water separator elements.
Clean up fuel spills immediately.
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Fuel System Secondary Filter - Replace
Illustration 48
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(3) O ring seal
(4) Element
(5) Filter head
3. Remove the filter bowl (2) from the filter head
(5). Press on the element (4). Rotate the element
counterclockwise in order to release the element
for the filter bowl and remove the element from the
bowl. Discard the used element.
4. Remove the O ring (3) from the filter bowl and
clean the filter bowl. Check that the threads of the
filter bowl are not damaged.
5. Install a new O ring seal (3) to the filter bowl (2).
6. Locate a new filter element (4) into the filter bowl.
Press on the element and rotate the element
clockwise in order to lock the element into the
filter bowl.
Illustration 49
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(1) Filter Head
(2) Spin-on filter
(3) Drain
1. Clean the outside of the fuel filter assembly. Open
the fuel drain (3) and drain the fuel into a suitable
container.
2. Use a suitable tool in order to remove the spin-on
filter (2) from the filter head (1).
3. Ensure that the fuel drain (3) on the new spin-on
filter is closed.
7. Install the filter bowl (4) into the top of the filter
head (5).
8. Tighten the filter bowl by hand until the filter bowl
contacts the filter head. Rotate the filter bowl
through 90 degrees.
Note: Do not use a tool to tighten the filter bowl.
9. Open the valves for the fuel lines (if equipped).
Spin-on filter
Turn the valves for the fuel lines (if equipped) to the
OFF position before performing this maintenance.
Place a tray under the fuel filter in order to catch
any fuel that might spill. Clean up any spilled fuel
immediately.
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Fuel Tank Water and Sediment - Drain
Water can be introduced into the fuel tank when the
fuel tank is being filled.
Condensation occurs during the heating and cooling
of fuel. The condensation occurs as the fuel passes
through the fuel system and the fuel returns to the
fuel tank. This causes water to accumulate in fuel
tanks. Draining the fuel tank regularly and obtaining
fuel from reliable sources can help to eliminate water
in the fuel.
Drain the Water and the Sediment
Fuel tanks should contain some provision for draining
water and draining sediment from the bottom of the
fuel tanks.
Open the drain valve on the bottom of the fuel tank
in order to drain the water and the sediment. Close
the drain valve.
Illustration 50
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4. Lubricate the sealing ring (4) with clean fuel oil.
5. Install the spin-on filter (2) into the top of the filter
head (1).
6. Tighten the spin-on filter by hand until the sealing
ring contacts the filter head. Rotate the spin-on
filter through 90 degrees.
7. Prime the fuel system. Refer to Operation and
Maintenance Manual, “Fuel System - Prime”.
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Fuel Tank Water and Sediment
- Drain
Check the fuel daily. Allow five minutes after the
fuel tank has been filled before draining water and
sediment from the fuel tank.
Fill the fuel tank after operating the engine in
order to drive out moist air. This will help prevent
condensation. Do not fill the tank to the top. The
fuel expands as the fuel gets warm. The tank may
overflow.
Some fuel tanks use supply pipes that allow water
and sediment to settle below the end of the fuel
supply pipe. Some fuel tanks use supply lines that
take fuel directly from the bottom of the tank. If
the engine is equipped with this system, regular
maintenance of the fuel system filter is important.
Fuel Storage Tanks
Drain the water and the sediment from the fuel
storage tank at the following intervals:
NOTICE
Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained
during performance of inspection, maintenance, testing, adjusting, and repair of the product. Be prepared
to collect the fluid with suitable containers before
opening any compartment or disassembling any component containing fluids.
Dispose of all fluids according to local regulations and
mandates.
Fuel Tank
Fuel quality is critical to the performance and to the
service life of the engine. Water in the fuel can cause
excessive wear to the fuel system.
• Weekly
• Service intervals
• Refill of the tank
This will help prevent water or sediment from being
pumped from the storage tank into the engine fuel
tank.
If a bulk storage tank has been refilled or moved
recently, allow adequate time for the sediment to
settle before filling the engine fuel tank. Internal
baffles in the bulk storage tank will also help trap
sediment. Filtering fuel that is pumped from the
storage tank helps to ensure the quality of the fuel.
When possible, water separators should be used.
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Hoses and Clamps - Inspect/Replace
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Hoses and Clamps Inspect/Replace
• Anticipated expansion and contraction of the hose
• Anticipated expansion and contraction of the
fittings
Replace the Hoses and the Clamps
Inspect all hoses for leaks that are caused by the
following conditions:
Refer to the OEM information for further information
on removing and replacing fuel hoses (if equipped).
• Cracking
The coolant system and the hoses for the coolant
system are not usually supplied by Perkins. The
following text describes a typical method of replacing
coolant hoses. Refer to the OEM information for
further information on the coolant system and the
hoses for the coolant system.
• Softness
• Loose clamps
Replace hoses that are cracked or soft. Tighten any
loose clamps.
NOTICE
Do not bend or strike high pressure lines. Do not install bent or damaged lines, tubes or hoses. Repair
any loose or damaged fuel and oil lines, tubes and
hoses. Leaks can cause fires. Inspect all lines, tubes
and hoses carefully. Tighten all connections to the recommended torque. Do not clip any other item to the
high pressure lines.
Pressurized System: Hot coolant can cause serious burns. To open the cooling system filler cap,
stop the engine and wait until the cooling system
components are cool. Loosen the cooling system
pressure cap slowly in order to relieve the pressure.
1. Stop the engine. Allow the engine to cool.
Check for the following conditions:
• End fittings that are damaged or leaking
• Outer covering that is chafed or cut
• Exposed wire that is used for reinforcement
2. Loosen the cooling system filler cap slowly in
order to relieve any pressure. Remove the cooling
system filler cap.
Note: Drain the coolant into a suitable, clean
container. The coolant can be reused.
• Outer covering that is ballooning locally
3. Drain the coolant from the cooling system to a
level that is below the hose that is being replaced.
• Flexible part of the hose that is kinked or crushed
4. Remove the hose clamps.
• Armoring that is embedded in the outer covering
5. Disconnect the old hose.
A constant torque hose clamp can be used in place
of any standard hose clamp. Ensure that the constant
torque hose clamp is the same size as the standard
clamp.
6. Replace the old hose with a new hose.
Due to extreme temperature changes, the hose will
harden. Hardening of the hoses will cause hose
clamps to loosen. This can result in leaks. A constant
torque hose clamp will help to prevent loose hose
clamps.
Each installation application can be different. The
differences depend on the following factors:
• Type of hose
• Type of fitting material
7. Install the hose clamps with a torque wrench.
Note: For the correct coolant, see this Operation and
Maintenance Manual, “Fluid Recommendations”.
8. Refill the cooling system. Refer to the OEM
information for further information on refilling the
cooling system.
9. Clean the cooling system filler cap. Inspect the
cooling system filler cap’s seals. Replace the
cooling system filler cap if the seals are damaged.
Install the cooling system filler cap.
10. Start the engine. Inspect the cooling system for
leaks.
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Radiator - Clean
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Radiator - Clean
The radiator is not usually supplied by Perkins. The
following text describes a typical cleaning procedure
for the radiator. Refer to the OEM information for
further information on cleaning the radiator.
Inspect the fins for damage. Bent fins may be opened
with a “comb”. Inspect these items for good condition:
Welds, mounting brackets, air lines, connections,
clamps, and seals. Make repairs, if necessary.
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Severe Service Application Check
Note: Adjust the frequency of cleaning according to
the effects of the operating environment.
Inspect the radiator for these items: Damaged fins,
corrosion, dirt, grease, insects, leaves, oil, and other
debris. Clean the radiator, if necessary.
Severe service is the application of an engine that
exceeds the current published standards for that
engine. Perkins maintains standards for the following
engine parameters:
• Performance such as power range, speed range,
and fuel consumption
Personal injury can result from air pressure.
• Fuel quality
Personal injury can result without following proper procedure. When using pressure air, wear a protective face shield and protective clothing.
• Operational Altitude
Maximum air pressure at the nozzle must be less
than 205 kPa (30 psi) for cleaning purposes.
• Oil selection and maintenance
Pressurized air is the preferred method for removing
loose debris. Direct the air in the opposite direction
to the fan’s air flow. Hold the nozzle approximately
6 mm (0.25 inch) away from the radiator fins. Slowly
move the air nozzle in a direction that is parallel with
the radiator tube assembly. This will remove debris
that is between the tubes.
Pressurized water may also be used for cleaning.
The maximum water pressure for cleaning purposes
must be less than 275 kPa (40 psi). Use pressurized
water in order to soften mud. Clean the core from
both sides.
Use a degreaser and steam for removal of oil and
grease. Clean both sides of the core. Wash the core
with detergent and hot water. Thoroughly rinse the
core with clean water.
If the radiator is blocked internally, refer to the OEM
Manual for information regarding flushing the cooling
system.
After cleaning the radiator, start the engine. Allow
the engine to operate at low idle speed for three to
five minutes. Accelerate the engine to high idle. This
will help in the removal of debris and the drying of
the core. Slowly reduce the engine speed to low idle
and then stop the engine. Use a light bulb behind
the core in order to inspect the core for cleanliness.
Repeat the cleaning, if necessary.
• Maintenance intervals
• Coolant type and maintenance
• Environmental qualities
• Installation
• The temperature of the fluid in the engine
Refer to the standards for the engine or consult your
Perkins dealer or your Perkins distributor in order to
determine if the engine is operating within the defined
parameters.
Severe service operation can accelerate component
wear. Engines that operate under severe conditions
may need more frequent maintenance intervals in
order to ensure maximum reliability and retention of
full service life.
Due to individual applications, it is not possible
to identify all of the factors which can contribute
to severe service operation. Consult your Perkins
dealer or your Perkins distributor for the unique
maintenance that is necessary for the engine.
The operating environment, incorrect operating
procedures and incorrect maintenance procedures
can be factors which contribute to a severe service
application.
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Starting Motor - Inspect
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Environmental Factors
Ambient temperatures – The engine may be
exposed to extended operation in extremely
cold environments or hot environments. Valve
components can be damaged by carbon buildup if
the engine is frequently started and stopped in very
cold temperatures. Extremely hot intake air reduces
engine performance.
Check the starting motor for correct operation. Check
the electrical connections and clean the electrical
connections. Refer to the Systems Operation, Testing
and Adjusting Manual, “Electric Starting System Test” for more information on the checking procedure
and for specifications or consult your Perkins dealer
or your Perkins distributor for assistance.
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Quality of the air – The engine may be exposed
to extended operation in an environment that is
dirty or dusty, unless the equipment is cleaned
regularly. Mud, dirt and dust can encase components.
Maintenance can be very difficult. The buildup can
contain corrosive chemicals.
Buildup – Compounds, elements, corrosive
chemicals and salt can damage some components.
Altitude – Problems can arise when the engine is
operated at altitudes that are higher than the intended
settings for that application. Necessary adjustments
should be made.
Incorrect Operating Procedures
• Extended operation at low idle
• Frequent hot shutdowns
• Operating at excessive loads
Turbocharger - Inspect
(If Equipped)
A regular visual inspection of the turbocharger is
recommended. Any fumes from the crankcase are
filtered through the air inlet system. Therefore,
by-products from oil and from combustion can collect
in the turbocharger compressor housing. Over time,
this buildup can contribute to loss of engine power,
increased black smoke and overall loss of engine
efficiency.
If the turbocharger fails during engine operation,
damage to the turbocharger compressor wheel
and/or to the engine may occur. Damage to the
turbocharger compressor wheel can cause additional
damage to the pistons, the valves, and the cylinder
head.
NOTICE
Turbocharger bearing failures can cause large quantities of oil to enter the air intake and exhaust systems.
Loss of engine lubricant can result in serious engine
damage.
• Operating at excessive speeds
• Operating outside the intended application
Incorrect Maintenance Procedures
• Extending the maintenance intervals
• Failure to use recommended fuel, lubricants and
coolant/antifreeze
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Starting Motor - Inspect
Perkins recommends a scheduled inspection of the
starting motor. If the starting motor fails, the engine
may not start in an emergency situation.
Minor leakage of oil into a turbocharger under extended low idle operation should not cause problems as
long as a turbocharger bearing failure has not occured.
When a turbocharger bearing failure is accompanied
by a significant engine performance loss (exhaust
smoke or engine rpm up at no load), do not continue
engine operation until the turbocharger is renewed.
A visual inspection of the turbocharger can minimize
unscheduled downtime. A visual inspection of the
turbocharger can also reduce the chance for potential
damage to other engine parts.
Removal and Installation
Note: The turbochargers that are supplied are
nonserviceable.
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Walk-Around Inspection
For options regarding the removal, installation, and
replacement, consult your Perkins dealer or your
Perkins distributor. Refer to the Disassembly and
Assembly Manual, “Turbocharger - Remove and
Turbocharger - Install” for further information.
Inspecting
NOTICE
The compressor housing for the turbocharger must
not be removed from the turbocharger for cleaning.
The actuator linkage is connected to the compressor
housing. If the actuator linkage is moved or disturbed
the engine may not comply with emmissions legislation.
1. Remove the pipe from the turbocharger exhaust
outlet and remove the air intake pipe to the
turbocharger. Visually inspect the piping for the
presence of oil. Clean the interior of the pipes
in order to prevent dirt from entering during
reassembly.
2. Check for the presence of oil. If oil is leaking from
the back side of the compressor wheel, there is a
possibility of a failed turbocharger oil seal.
The presence of oil may be the result of extended
engine operation at low idle. The presence of oil
may also be the result of a restriction of the line
for the intake air (clogged air filters), which causes
the turbocharger to slobber.
3. Inspect the bore of the housing of the turbine
outlet for corrosion.
4. Fasten the air intake pipe and the exhaust outlet
pipe to the turbocharger housing.
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Walk-Around Inspection
• The guards must be in the correct place. Repair
damaged guards or replace missing guards.
• Wipe all caps and plugs before the engine is
serviced in order to reduce the chance of system
contamination.
NOTICE
For any type of leak (coolant, lube, or fuel) clean up the
fluid. If leaking is observed, find the source and correct
the leak. If leaking is suspected, check the fluid levels
more often than recommended until the leak is found
or fixed, or until the suspicion of a leak is proved to be
unwarranted.
NOTICE
Accumulated grease and/or oil on an engine is a fire
hazard. Remove the accumulated grease and oil. Refer to this Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Engine - Clean” for more information.
• Ensure that the cooling system hoses are correctly
clamped and that the cooling system hoses are
tight. Check for leaks. Check the condition of all
pipes.
• Inspect the water pump for coolant leaks.
Note: The water pump seal is lubricated by the
coolant in the cooling system. It is normal for a small
amount of leakage to occur as the engine cools down
and the parts contract.
Excessive coolant leakage may indicate the need
to replace the water pump seal. For the removal of
the water pump and the installation of water pump
and/or seal, refer to the Disassembly and Assembly
Manual, “Water Pump - Remove and Install” for more
information or consult your Perkins dealer or your
Perkins distributor.
• Inspect the lubrication system for leaks at the front
crankshaft seal, the rear crankshaft seal, the oil
pan, the oil filters and the rocker cover.
• Inspect the fuel system for leaks. Look for loose
Inspect the Engine for Leaks and
for Loose Connections
A walk-around inspection should only take a few
minutes. When the time is taken to perform these
checks, costly repairs and accidents can be avoided.
For maximum engine service life, make a thorough
inspection of the engine compartment before starting
the engine. Look for items such as oil leaks or coolant
leaks, loose bolts, worn belts, loose connections and
trash buildup. Make repairs, as needed:
fuel line clamps and/or tie-wraps.
• Inspect the piping for the air intake system and the
elbows for cracks and for loose clamps. Ensure
that hoses and tubes are not contacting other
hoses, tubes, wiring harnesses, etc.
• Inspect the alternator belts and any accessory
drive belts for cracks, breaks or other damage.
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Water Pump - Inspect
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Belts for multiple groove pulleys must be replaced as
matched sets. If only one belt is replaced, the belt will
carry more load than the belts that are not replaced.
The older belts are stretched. The additional load on
the new belt could cause the belt to break.
• Drain the water and the sediment from the fuel
tank on a daily basis in order to ensure that only
clean fuel enters the fuel system.
• Inspect the wiring and the wiring harnesses for
loose connections and for worn wires or frayed
wires.
• Inspect the ground strap for a good connection and
for good condition.
• Disconnect any battery chargers that are not
protected against the current drain of the starting
motor. Check the condition and the electrolyte level
of the batteries, unless the engine is equipped with
a maintenance free battery.
• Check the condition of the gauges. Replace any
gauges that are cracked. Replace any gauge that
can not be calibrated.
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Water Pump - Inspect
A failed water pump may cause severe engine
overheating problems that could result in the following
conditions:
• Cracks in the cylinder head
• A piston seizure
• Other potential damage to the engine
Note: The water pump seal is lubricated by the
coolant in the cooling system. It is normal for a small
amount of leakage to occur as the engine cools down
and parts contract.
Visually inspect the water pump for leaks. Renew
the water pump seal or the water pump if there
is an excessive leakage of coolant. Refer to the
Disassembly and Assembly Manual, “Water Pump
- Remove and Install” for the disassembly and
assembly procedure.
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Warranty Section
Warranty Information
Warranty Section
Warranty Information
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Emissions Warranty
Information
This engine may be certified to comply with exhaust
emission standards and gaseous emission standards
that are prescribed by the law at the time of
manufacture, and this engine may be covered by an
Emissions Warranty. Consult your authorized Perkins
dealer or your authorized Perkins distributor in order
to determine if your engine is emissions certified and
if your engine is subject to an Emissions Warranty.
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Index Section
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Index
E
A
After Starting Engine .............................................
After Stopping Engine............................................
Aftercooler Core - Clean/Test ................................
Aftercooler Core - Inspect......................................
Alternator - Inspect ................................................
Alternator and Fan Belts - Inspect/Adjust/
Replace................................................................
Adjustment .........................................................
Inspection...........................................................
Replacement......................................................
30
32
52
52
53
53
53
53
54
B
Battery - Replace................................................... 54
Battery Electrolyte Level - Check .......................... 54
Battery or Battery Cable - Disconnect ................... 55
Before Starting Engine .................................... 10, 28
Burn Prevention....................................................... 7
Batteries............................................................... 8
Coolant................................................................. 8
Oils....................................................................... 8
C
Cold Weather Operation........................................ 33
Hints for Cold Weather Operation...................... 33
Idling the Engine ................................................ 34
Recommendations for Coolant Warm Up .......... 34
Recommendations for the Coolant .................... 33
Viscosity of the Engine Lubrication Oil............... 33
Cold Weather Starting ........................................... 29
Cooling System Coolant - Change ........................ 58
Cooling System Coolant (Commercial Heavy-Duty) Change ................................................................ 55
Drain .................................................................. 55
Fill ...................................................................... 56
Flush .................................................................. 56
Cooling System Coolant (ELC) - Change.............. 57
Drain .................................................................. 57
Fill ...................................................................... 58
Flush .................................................................. 57
Cooling System Coolant Extender (ELC) - Add..... 59
Cooling System Coolant Level - Check ................. 59
Engines With a Coolant Recovery Tank............. 59
Engines Without a Coolant Recovery Tank........ 59
Crushing Prevention and Cutting Prevention ........ 10
Electrical System .................................................... 11
Grounding Practices .......................................... 12
Emergency Stopping ............................................. 32
Emissions Certification Film .................................. 20
Label for compliant engines ............................... 20
Label for engines that comply with MSHA
emissions ......................................................... 22
Label for engines that do not comply with
emissions ......................................................... 22
Emissions Warranty Information............................ 79
Engine - Clean....................................................... 60
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Dual Element) Clean/Replace ..................................................... 61
Cleaning the Primary Air Cleaner Elements ...... 62
Servicing the Air Cleaner Elements ................... 61
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Single Element) Inspect/Replace ................................................... 63
Engine Air Cleaner Service Indicator - Inspect...... 63
Test the Service Indicator................................... 63
Engine Description ................................................ 16
Engine Cooling and Lubrication ......................... 18
Engine Service Life ............................................ 18
Engine Specifications......................................... 16
Engine Ground - Inspect/Clean ............................. 64
Engine Identification .............................................. 19
Engine Lifting......................................................... 24
Engine Mounts - Inspect........................................ 64
Engine Oil and Filter - Change .............................. 65
Drain the Engine Oil........................................... 65
Fill the Engine Crankcase .................................. 67
Replace the Element for the Oil Filter ................ 66
Replace the Spin-on Oil Filter ........................... 66
Engine Oil Level - Check ....................................... 64
Engine Oil Sample - Obtain ................................... 64
Obtain the Sample and the Analysis.................. 65
Engine Operation................................................... 31
Engine Starting ................................................. 11, 28
Engine Stopping ............................................... 11, 32
Engine Storage...................................................... 24
Cooling System.................................................. 25
Exhaust System ................................................. 25
General Items .................................................... 26
Induction System ............................................... 25
Lubrication System ............................................ 24
Engine Valve Lash - Inspect/Adjust ....................... 67
Engine Warm-up.................................................... 31
F
D
Driven Equipment - Check..................................... 60
Fire Prevention and Explosion Prevention .............. 8
Fire Extinguisher .................................................. 9
Lines, Tubes and Hoses ...................................... 9
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Fluid Recommendations........................................ 38
Cooling System Specifications........................... 45
ELC Cooling System Maintenance .................... 47
Engine Oil .......................................................... 39
Fuel Specifications............................................. 42
General Lubricant Information ........................... 38
Foreword ................................................................. 4
California Proposition 65 Warning ....................... 4
Literature Information........................................... 4
Maintenance ........................................................ 4
Maintenance Intervals.......................................... 4
Operation ............................................................. 4
Overhaul .............................................................. 4
Safety................................................................... 4
Fuel and the Effect from Cold Weather ................. 35
Fuel Conservation Practices.................................. 31
Fuel Injector - Test/Change ................................... 68
Removal and Installation of the Fuel Injectors ... 69
Fuel Related Components in Cold Weather .......... 36
Fuel Filters ......................................................... 36
Fuel Heaters ...................................................... 36
Fuel Tanks.......................................................... 36
Fuel System - Prime .............................................. 69
Fuel System Primary Filter (Water Separator)
Element - Replace ............................................... 70
Fuel System Primary Filter/Water Separator Drain .................................................................... 70
Fuel System Secondary Filter - Replace ............... 71
Element filter ...................................................... 71
Spin-on filter....................................................... 72
Fuel Tank Water and Sediment - Drain ................. 73
Drain the Water and the Sediment..................... 73
Fuel Storage Tanks ............................................ 73
Fuel Tank ........................................................... 73
G
Gauges and Indicators .......................................... 27
General Hazard Information .................................... 6
Containing Fluid Spillage ..................................... 7
Fluid Penetration.................................................. 7
Pressure Air and Water........................................ 7
H
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Index Section
M
Maintenance Interval Schedule .............................
Maintenance Section .............................................
Model View Illustrations.........................................
1103 Engine Model Views..................................
1104 Engine Model Views..................................
Model Views ..........................................................
Mounting and Dismounting....................................
51
37
13
15
13
13
10
O
Operation Section.................................................. 24
P
Product Identification Information .......................... 19
Product Information Section .................................. 13
R
Radiator - Clean ....................................................
Reference Numbers ..............................................
Record for Reference.........................................
Refill Capacities.....................................................
Cooling System..................................................
Lubrication System ............................................
75
19
19
37
37
37
S
Safety Messages ..................................................... 5
(1) Universal Warning .......................................... 5
(2) Ether ............................................................... 5
Safety Section ......................................................... 5
Serial Number Plate .............................................. 19
Severe Service Application - Check ...................... 75
Environmental Factors ....................................... 76
Incorrect Maintenance Procedures .................... 76
Incorrect Operating Procedures......................... 76
Starting Motor - Inspect ......................................... 76
Starting the Engine ................................................ 29
Starting with Jump Start Cables ............................ 30
Stopping the Engine .............................................. 32
Hoses and Clamps - Inspect/Replace ................... 74
Replace the Hoses and the Clamps .................. 74
T
I
Important Safety Information ................................... 2
Table of Contents..................................................... 3
Turbocharger - Inspect (If Equipped)..................... 76
Inspecting........................................................... 77
Removal and Installation.................................... 76
L
Lifting and Storage ................................................ 24
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Index Section
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W
Walk-Around Inspection ........................................
Inspect the Engine for Leaks and for Loose
Connections .....................................................
Warranty Information .............................................
Warranty Section ...................................................
Water Pump - Inspect............................................
77
77
79
79
78
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Product and Dealer Information
Note: For product identification plate locations, see the section “Product Identification Information” in the Operation
and Maintenance Manual.
Delivery Date:
Product Information
Model:
Product Identification Number:
Engine Serial Number:
Transmission Serial Number:
Generator Serial Number:
Attachment Serial Numbers:
Attachment Information:
Customer Equipment Number:
Dealer Equipment Number:
Dealer Information
Name:
Branch:
Address:
Dealer Contact
Phone Number
Hours
Sales:
Parts:
Service:
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