From annual mechanical maintenance to the most complex in-frame Diesel or Gas engine rebuilds, re-powering and generator upgrades, our team of professionals will be there to assist you with your application, repair, service, maintenance, or purchase and installation.
For more than 35-years Diesel Systems Services has specialized in all major brands of marine diesel engines and generator systems up to 3,000 HP. Based in the Seattle area, our seasoned team of marine diesel mechanics are experts in mechanical surveys, mobile marine service, repair and maintenance of vessels up to 300 feet, sail or power.
Marine generators don’t have it easy. They labor away in tight, stifling corners of the engine room or lazarette and, all too often, are overlooked until something goes wrong. This is especially true if you are planning a summer cruise when the genset will rack up a fair number of hours powering the air conditioning and other on-board systems you can’t seem to live without.
Raw-water pumps are similar on almost all marine engines. Change rubber impellers every year or two at the very least. Waiting until one fails means having to work to find all the pieces, typically lodged in the seawater inlet of gas or diesel heat exchangers or in the thermostat housing of open-cooled gas engines
To transfer engine heat from antifreeze overboard, sea water or lake water routes through heat-exchanger tubes or plates immersed in the antifreeze. For boats in salt water, We suggest tearing down gas engine closed cooling systems about every three to five years, and diesels a bit sooner. Scale builds up in both the antifreeze and saltwater sides, which impedes heat transfer.
Big boat, small boat; old boat or new; single engine or triple outboards; your vessel’s fuel system is the critical link to make your inboard, I/O or outboard propulsion system reliable and functional when you are out on the briny. We will keep your boat’s fuel supply system in tip-top operating condition.
Seattle & Tacoma
Bellevue & Kirkland
Edmonds & Everett
Anacortes & Bellingham
Poulsbo & Silverdale
Bremerton & Gig Harbor
Burien & Des Moines
San Juan Islands
At times, Diesel Systems Services recommends engine overhauls rather than buying new.
In this case, we assess the cost verses benefits in rebuilding. We carefully determine what is in need of repair and what is not. This is where our expertise really counts; we provide cost-effective solutions when dealing with mechanical issues.
If our client chooses to rebuild the existing engine, we apply the latest technologies in restoring the original specifications and high performance it once had, complete with warranties and suggested preventive maintenance programs.
Diesel Systems Services is the best choice for all your engine overhaul needs.
We perform work on major marine brands such as: Detroit Diesel, CAT, Cummins, MTU, Ford, Volvo, and Hino.
Our knowledgeable diesel mechanics are always here to help assist and give technical advice when you need it most.
At Diesel Systems Services our mechanics are specifically trained to service all brands of marine diesel engines and generators at your moorage dock. We identify mechanical or electrical issues, offer solutions and perform the work in a timely manner at competitive rates.
Engine & Generator - Service & Maintenance
All filters, air filters, belts zincs, impellers, inspect pump cams, sea strainers, gear oil service, battery, controls, and control cable replacement.
Cooling Systems – Service & Maintenance
We pull and clean all major engine coolers, replace impellers, replace pressure cap. test coolant flush and fill.
Fuel Systems – Service & Maintenance
We provide filters, bleeds, service and tune all major fuel injection systems.
Exhaust Systems – Repairs & Maintenance
We supply new stainless exhaust, nozzles fabricated, repair, cast iron replacement, and re-hose.
We check and adjust engine alignments, mount replacement, and structural repairs.
We repair turbo, blower, cylinder heads, block rebuilds, major component inspection and related repairs.
We specialize in rebuilding engines onboard, all models including Detroit Diesel, CAT, Hino, Volvo Penta, Yanmar, John Deere and Cummins.
We service and replace batteries, isolators, alternators, starters, sell and install inverters, generators, switching, and breakers.
Marine Gear Boxes
We remove defective boxes and install rebuilt gears. Engine rear seal replacement, drive plates, drive systems, and packing gland re-pac.
We listen to what you say and develop service and repair solutions that are tailored to your vessels performance needs.
Troubleshooting & installation on all major brands of marine comfort control systems.
Quality installation, repair & maintenance of all major types and sizes of marine generators.
If you are experiencing electrical problems, call us, we can solve your electrical issues with prices that won't shock you!