Maintenance advice

Reduce your running costs

Maintenance advice

Maintenance advice

A planned preventative maintenance regime will reduce your running costs and prolong the life of your engine.

 

Following a regular inspection and maintenance routine will reduce your running costs and keep your engine in good working order. In addition to the advice in your operation and maintenance manual, there are guidelines below to help you in your specific circumstances. Click on the pages and videos below to find out more.

Daily engine checks

From checking coolant levels to draining the fuel water separator, one of the easiest and most important things you can do to keep your engine running smoothly is to complete its recommended daily checks.

Watch as Pete Goodey, Perkins training consultant, explains how to perform these daily checks and why they are important.

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Each engine has a slightly different list of daily engine checks. In this video, we show you where to find specific details for your Perkins engine.

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Is your engine performing at its best? Join us on an engine walk around looking for any potential problems to help you avoid downtime on your machine.

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Neglecting oil maintenance can have catastrophic consequences, but it is a task that is often easy to overlook. Thankfully, it’s also easy to check oil levels and do simple oil maintenance to keep your engine lubricated and running smoothly.

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Coolant plays an important role in your engine’s performance by transferring heat to prevent engine damage. Learn how to check and top up coolant levels and why this is important in both summer and winter.

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Dust inside engines is never good, and that’s why you have an air filter to keep the air in your engine clean. This video includes do-it-yourself tips for checking your air filter for dirt, dust and other debris that can keep your engine from performing at its best.

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Water and fuel don’t mix. When water gets into fuel systems it can lead to costly repairs. Luckily, it’s also avoidable if you stay on top of maintenance. This video shows you how to identify and drain your engine’s fuel water separator.

Perkins Daily Engine Check Series: Intro
Perkins Daily Engine Check Series: Walkaround Inspection
Perkins Daily Engine Check Series: Oil levels
Perkins Daily Engine Check Series: Coolant levels
Perkins Daily Engine Check Series: Air Filters
Perkins Daily Engine Check Series: Water Separator Drain