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Maritime Companies in San Diego Reveal: How to Troubleshoot a Bilge Pump

The bilge pump is one of those things you rarely think about when it comes to boat maintenance. In fact, you probably don’t think of it at all, until you need it to help your boat.

If you  ask the ship repair companies San Diego locals trust, their customers tend to have a lot of problems with bilge pumps because boat owners tend to skip over this item during regular maintenance. Here’s how to figure out whether your bilge pump needs attention.

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Outboard Motor Maintenance and Cleaning Tips from Ship Repair Companies

If you own a boat with an outboard motor, there is some maintenance which you should be doing every time you return from a trip if you want the motor to run smoothly and for a long time.

Even though a lot of people don’t follow these simple instructions, they are surprised when something goes wrong with their motor and they have to look for help from a company which does ship repair San Diego residents have trusted and supported for over 4 decades – PCE.

In order to prevent that from happening, here are a few tips on how to keep your outboard nice and clean in order to prolong its life expectancy.

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How Do Ship Repair Companies in USA Restore a Sunken Boat

There are many different reasons a boat might sink; a particularly strong storm, physical damage which breached the hull, and capsizing are just some of the most common ones. Even though having your boat sink is a terrible and catastrophic event, it may not be so bleak after all, there might be something you can do about it and salvage your boat from complete ruin.

Ship repair companies in the USA have plenty of experience with sunken boats, especially during hurricane season when many boats are damaged or sunk in the heavy storms. So, if your boat is submerged and in need of a rescue, you will need to contact a ship repair facility San Diego residents trust the most – PCE. Here’s a brief insight into how a sunken boat recovery is done.

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Most Common Breakdowns Ship Repair Companies in San Diego Hear About

With age, all of our machinery tends to develop some problems, and boats are no different. As if owning a boat wasn’t expensive as it is. However inconvenient boat malfunctions may be, they are largely predictable based on the usage and the type of vessel.

When dealing with boat failure, it is important to know a good boat mechanic, someone who can provide you with the best possible diagnosis, as well as quick and effective repair. 

When it comes to reputable ship repair companies in San Diego, PCE is an expert you can trust. With over 4 decades of experience with maritime repairs, you can trust PCE to be at the forefront of San Diego ship repair industry. The skilled technicians at the company are capable of tackling any issue, from engine breakdowns, to fuel contamination or electrical motor failure.

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Analyzing Electric Motor Rewinding Effectiveness

If you are using electric motors in your commercial endeavor, it is recommended that you buy an energy-efficient electric motor because these motors provide a much better output for a lot less money. However, what happens when one of these motors breaks? Rewinding it is always an option.

 For the most effective electric motor rewinding San Diego residents should look no further than PCE. Replacing a motor can be quite costly and it may even be unnecessary because good electric motor specialists should be able to rewind your electric motor without the loss of efficiency. Here’s what you need to know about electric motor rewinding.

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How to Find the Best Electric Motor Specialists

We use electric motors for a lot of different purposes, and when those electric motors fail or are in need of maintenance, it is important to know who you can trust to repair them. There are numerous repair shops which claim to be experts, and they are all accessible to us thanks to the power of the internet.

However, if you value your property and your money, you need to take the repairs and maintenance of your electric motor seriously. Here are some key things you need to be on a lookout for when looking for electric motor specialists in San Diego.

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Preventative Electric Motor Maintenance: Rotors

Just like every other piece of machinery, your electric motor requires some maintenance in order to function properly and to ensure that it will last you for a long time. Depending on the size and the type of your motor, the maintenance can be very simple, or fairly complicated.

If you are looking for an electric motor service in San Diego, consider PCE, a company with over 4 decades of engineering experience. However, there are some things you can do by yourself without the need for professional help if you suspect that your rotors may be at risk of damage.

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How to Troubleshoot Your Electric Motor

If you are moderately skilled at repairing things, you may think that you are ready and able to repair an electric motor. If the malfunction is minimal, that could be the case, but in most situations, electric motor repair in San Diego should be left to professionals, such as PCE.

You can, however, troubleshoot your electric motor and figure out what went wrong with it. It can help you determine whether repairing it makes sense or if you’re better off buying a new one. Here is how to go about doing it.

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Don’t Neglect Your Annual Pump Service This Spring

The spring will finally bring the much wanted warmer weather. But with spring comes a new threat to many homeowners. Namely, in a lot of states spring brings an increased risk of basement flooding and subsequent water damage. With the abundant spring rains, pooling water, and saturated soil, not all the water is easily absorbed. The excess water can find its way to our basements and cause quite a mess. That’s where sump pumps come in handy.

If you live in an area prone to basement flooding, you should already own a sump pump. It can save you a lot of work and minimize the damage water causes to your basement. These machines are fairly durable and last up to 10 years, provided you inspect them annually. And since spring is already in full swing, now would be the ideal time to schedule your pump service in San Diego.

In this article, we’ll cover the basic sump pump maintenance tips you can follow on your own. However, if there’s a problem with how your sump pump is operating, consider taking it to a professional pump repair service.

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What Does a Fuel Injector Service Appointment Entail?

There are several signs indicating you might need to visit a fuel injector service for maintenance. Your engine will most likely not perform as well as expected, or your fuel economy might be worse than it was when you first got the engine. Or sometimes, just knowing that you’ve used the engine for a long time without maintenance is sign enough, even if nothing is wrong on the surface. In most cases, the cause of all your troubles will be a dirty or clogged fuel injector. 

To prevent the problem from causing an even bigger issue, you should take the engine for a routine fuel injector service at a reputable diesel engine repair shop like Propulsion Controls Engineering. Your mechanic will be able to determine whether the filters are causing the issue and then thoroughly clean them.

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Why Are Big Vehicles Typically Fitted with Diesel Engines

When you decide to buy a car, you commonly have the option between a diesel and a gasoline engine. Lately, there have been hybrid and electric options as well, but they still comprise a fractionally small market in the world.

However, if you want to buy a big vehicle, like a bus or a truck, or even a boat, you are almost exclusively limited to diesel engines. Have you ever wondered why? Diesel engines are very durable and energy-efficient, and engine manufacturers guarantee for them for a long time, like the Cummins warranty that they give for all their engines.

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Signs That Your Water Pump Needs Maintenance

A lot of people across the USA depend on wells for their drinking water. However, when using wells, you also need a water pump. While that is good on one front, it can be really problematic on the other. You won’t have to bring the water up manually, there’s still a chance of it breaking down and cutting your water supply.

In order to prevent that from happening, you need a good pump service at your beck and call. The best pump service in San Diego area comes from Propulsion Controls Engineering, or PCE for short. Here are some tips how to recognize impending water pump problems.

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An Outboard Maintenance Checklist

If your boat has an outboard motor, it is very important that you keep it in top form if you want to prevent it from breaking down and costing you a lot of money in repairs.

Even if you’re not particularly tech-savvy, you can do the basic maintenance which will ensure that your boat is running without a hitch until your regular annual maintenance. When it comes to those regular maintenance checkups, make sure that you only entrust those to qualified and skilled mechanics. The premier San Diego ship repair facility at Propulsion Controls Engineering gives you some tips on how to keep your outboard in good condition.

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Prolong the Life of Your Boat Engine

Just like any other machinery, a boat engine needs regular maintenance and care in order to ensure that it will have a long and productive life cycle. However, even with all the care in the world, it will eventually break down or lose power and you will need to repair or replace it. When it comes to maintenance and repairs, you need to have a reliable shipyard at hand whenever you need them. 

The premium San Diego ship repair facility Propulsion Controls Engineering tells you about some things you can do for your engine to make sure it lasts for a long time.

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San Diego Ship Repair Expert Advice: How to Prevent Fuel Contamination

Just like humans, marine diesel engines become very susceptible to various issues at later ages. The most common issues the clients at our San Diego ship repair facility complain about come from using bad fuel. This is especially true for first-time boat owners who are unfamiliar with fuel contamination issues like the diesel bug and how they can impact the marine diesel engines.

You have to know that you have to pay attention to the fuel system maintenance throughout the year, not just during the sailing season. The same goes for when your boat is stored during the winter. There are many additives on the market claiming they can maintain the stability in both diesel fuel and gasoline during the period your boat is stored away unused. However, you also have to be careful where you buy the fuel. Fuel docks usually have pre-filters that prevent dangerous contaminants from wreaking havoc in your engine. But don’t rely too heavily on them.

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