This Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tip, outlines how to change Deutz 1011/2011 Timing belts in 13 easy steps.
The Deutz Model 1011 and 2011 series engines don’t rely upon cast iron timing gears like most industrial engines.  Rather they use a timing belt.  This belt should be changed every 800 to 1,000 hours Because the engine is an interference fit engine, if the belt fails the pistons will hit the head and cause expensive damage.  This will result in much yelling and screaming.  As a result we encourage you to change this belt regularly.  In our experience, when a someone buys a Deutz powered machine, especially one that has been in rental service, or on a stump grinder, he should assume that the belt has never been changed out and immediately change this belt to avoid headaches. 

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Water pumps can be a high mortality item on industrial engines. This Tech Tip helps you with finding the correct replacement water pump for a Ford 300 / CSG649 industrial engine.
This is important because the pumps listed in the chart below are not interchangeable and are the only two pumps, that we know of, that will be found on the CSG649i industrial Ford engines.

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Attention people running Rockford PTOs. We’ve noticed recently a couple of clutch failures that could have been prevented.  Here’s how you can save time and money if you are running a Rockford 4-25754 PTO.

The Rockford Model 4-25754 PTO is a spring-loaded clutch used behind Ford industrial engines on wood chippers. We support this PTO by stocking complete clutch kits which include a pilot bearing, a clutch disc with 6 springs, pressure plate, release bearing and installation tool.  This Rockford PTO has a splined input shaft. Our sales of that shaft have increased.   We didn’t know why. 

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Foley Engines offers our customers both new complete Twin Disc, Rockford and WPT power takeoff assemblies as well as clutch packs. We stock them heavily and ship them daily across the US.  We’ve found that sometimes people need a little help in deciding whether to buy a complete Power Take Off Clutch replacement or simply a clutch pack. 
This Tech Tip shows you the pros and cons of buying a Clutch Pack versus a complete PTO.   Here are some things to consider as you evaluate the best way to get

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Electronic shut off solenoids on Deutz engines are high mortality items. They fail frequently and can be hard to identify, but we can help. Take a look at the chart below for two easy steps to identify the Deutz ESO that you need. We bet you can identify 99% of shut down solenoids used on Deutz 1011 / 2011 engines with this chart.

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We’ve been supplying governors to people for a long time and, after a while it gets to be routine. You know, Hoof mechanical belt drive governors are either variable speed or, if used on a generator, fixed speed, usually at 1800 RPM. Our Governors of America (GAC) electronic governor packages similarly can be fixed or variable speeds with often both a high idle and a low idle speed. But here is a new one.
A fellow called us from way down east Maine just before Labor Day who was running a Detroit Diesel 671 engine in his saw mill. Not for nothing but the Detroit 671 engines are nicknamed Old Reliable and a lot of people (including our Dr. Diesel™) think that the Jimmy Diesel 671 Detroit engine won WWII for us.
Our customer wanted to know what the “Battle” setting was on his governor’s control rod. This one threw us for a loop. It turned out that his 671 was a Grey Marine 671 as used in Allied landing crafts at Normandy and North Africa. A little research told us that the Battle setting on a 671 military spec engine was the way to override the standard governor in a crisis situation. It would let the operator turn the wick up on the engine way beyond normal engine rpms. It didn’t matter if the engine’s life was shortened. The important thing was to get the troops landed quickly and be able to go back out to the ship for another load of troops.
We hope that this Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tip has been helpful. We stock both mechanical and electronic governors and can help get you back up and running again if you have any governor issues. Unless you have a requirement we don’t know about, we ship our governors without a “Battle” setting!
 

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Many of our customers run engine block heaters in their Perkins, John Deere, Deutz and other industrial engines.  As with everything else in life, there are some things you should know about before you can get the most out of a block heater.

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