Looking after your machine’s diesel engine will help improve uptime and lower your total cost of ownership (TCO), Volvo Penta says. One of the most important steps is to keep the engine and its surrounding area clean, ensuring no build-up of dust or debris. Aftertreatment systems can also be the cause of issues if not properly maintained and kept clean.
It can also be worth investing in operator training so that they know how to best use the machine, say the Volvo Penta experts. If the engine is pushed too hard, this will not only increase wear and tear on the engine’s components, but will also increase fuel consumption.
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