Starting a diesel rotary UPS is not for the fainthearted. The diesel engine starts up really fast. The bang of the starter motors engaging, the howling of the turbos and the thick black smoke may surprise innocent bystanders, but not us at Hitec Electric. Only when smoke exits from weird places do we get a little concerned. Time for some carbon emission reduction!
At Hitec Electric we love this Mitsubishi diesel engine. It is a real workhorse you can depend on. You don’t buy it for its fuel economy or exhaust emissions but for its simplicity and reliability. This engine always works and, in the rare case it does not, it is easy to repair. This is ideal for rough and remote areas.
The exhaust manifold on this engine had cracked and several gaskets where leaking. Our service engineer attended to the engine and replaced the broken parts. Soon after, the engine was running again. There was still a puff of black smoke during startup, but this time only from the exhaust, as it should.