Non-Genuine and Rebuilt Component Quality Alert
Electronic engine controls have been instrumental in aiding engine manufacturers in meeting the stringent emission requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and also in meeting the ever-increasing performance demands of the customer.
Maintenance procedures must be followed in order to continue satisfactory performance and durability and to ensure coverage of the engine under the manufacturer’s warranty. Many of these maintenance procedures also ensure that the engine continues to comply with applicable emissions standards. Proper maintenance procedures, using specific components engineered to comply with emissions regulations, may be performed by an authorized Detroit Diesel distributor or dealer, an independent outlet or the operator or owner. The owner is responsible for determining the suitability of components to maintain emissions compliance during the engine’s useful emission life.
Detroit Diesel cautions that the indiscriminate rebuilding of precision components, without the benefit of specifications, specialized equipment, and knowledge of the electronic operating system, will jeopardize performance or lead to more serious problems, and can take the engine outside of compliance with U.S. EPA or CARB emissions standards.
There are other components in an engine, such as turbocharger, camshaft, piston, etc., which are specifically designed and manufactured to exacting standards for emissions compliance. It is important that these components, if replaced, modified or substituted, can be verified to ensure that the engine remains in compliance with emissions standards. The use of inadequately engineered, manufactured or tested components in repair or rebuild of the engine may be in violation of the federal Clean Air Act and applicable U.S. EPA or CARB regulations.
Furthermore, modern engines exhibit operating parameters which require the use of proper fluids, such as fuel, coolant and lubricating oil, to maintain long engine life. The use of fluids that do not meet Detroit Diesel specifications may result in early wear out or engine failure.
|EPA07 DD15 Operator’s Guide – DDC-SVC-MAN-0003|
|Generated on 10-13-2008|