Diesel Engine Day 2022 is on Wednesday, February 23, 2022: Does starting A diesel Engine multiple times a day hurt it ?

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Does starting A diesel Engine multiple times a day hurt it ?

I experienced a clicking sound from my diesel when stating it hot, I initially thought it was going to be an issue with the battery or leads only to find that the glow plug/preheat timer/relay (which apparently draws quite a bit of current) was making the noise. I found that it was not uncommon for this relay to make this noise if the motor is already hot when you try to start it.

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is there max. limit of working hrs for any diesel engine( in boat) per day? or no limit to work continues ?

Diesels are usually rated in 3 ways.

Continuous Duty, where they are run at max output all the time

Intermittent Duty, where they can be run at max output for a specified time

High Output, where they are able to run at max output for a short period of time in a 24 hour period.

Continuous duty might be a generator or commercial fishing vessel that runs all day and night at the same speed and never shuts down for long periods.

Intermittent duty engines might be used in a patrol vessel and could be run at max rpm for 8 hours in a 24 hour period.

High output is typically used in a pleasure boat and might be allowed max rpm for 2 hours or less in a 24 hour period.

They could be based on the same engine block, but continuous duty would be rated at the lowest horsepower and high output would be the most.

Have a question about the diesel engine?

Have a question about the diesel engine?

Letting a diesel engine idle for long periods of time doesn't hurt it a bit .Not working it hard will not hurt it a bit. Your friend is an idiot. Do regularly scheduled maintenance and it will last a long, long time.

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