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Inspection, repair and dynamometer test of Detroit 60 series engine

November 16th, 2017 by

Detroit 60 Series' Dynamometer Testing

The initial enquiry from our client was to evaluate the condition of a Detroit 60 series engine installed in a badly damaged liquid nitrogen converter unit. The engine was inspected, repaired and a Dynamometer test was carried out.

On arrival at Prior Diesel Ltd our specialist team of well service equipment technician’s removed the Detroit 60 series from the damaged unit and delivered it to the service department engine build team for evaluation

Firstly the engine was cleaned and inspected externally, any damaged components identified. Next the engine rocker…

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Volvo Penta AQAD40 major engine repair

November 2nd, 2017 by

Volvo AQAD40

Prior Diesel Volvo Penta trained engineers have completed a major engine failure repair this week.


Following calls from a client who reported his Marine Leisure Volvo Penta AQAD40 engine had begun to make a loud noise when running, our dedicated Volvo Penta 24/7 breakdown engineers attended and investigated the fault.


Once on site, the engineer investigated the fault and immediately requested that the engine was not ran any longer. The rocker cover was removed from the engine and a valve spring was found broken. The cylinder head was then removed in…

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Senior Team boosted with new Operations Manager

August 15th, 2017 by

Prior Diesel Operations Manager

Great Yarmouth based Prior Diesel, a Suretank company and leading global supplier of diesel driven power solutions and well service products, has appointed James Rix as Operations Manager.

James will manage daily operations at Prior Diesel. Planning, managing and implementing schedules to ensure deadlines are met, James will be responsible for maintaining a high quality standard of product production and delivery.

As an experienced ISO9001 quality procedure and process author and auditor, James will also have responsibility for the technical assurance and compliance of all manufacturing systems in line…

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