The history of the production of the power plant has more than a dozen years. A powerful, unpretentious in operation, reliable diesel engine in various modifications was used on a wide variety of equipment. YaMZ 238BL-1 engine is installed on a caterpillar tractor used in the most severe climatic and natural conditions.
The power unit does not have complex structural elements from the technical point of view. Almost any part can be replaced with a minimum set of tools, even in the field. On the other hand, the simplicity of the design has resulted in the following operational benefits:
- Interchangeability of parts with other engine modifications.
- Affordable cost of parts and their availability on free sale.
- Ease of customizing individual nodes, without the use of complex tools.
- Compact layout of the power unit with a V-shaped arrangement of cylinders.
- High traction characteristics at relatively low crankshaft speeds.
Important: the engine is not very picky about fuel quality. The diesel fuel cleaning system independently removes all suspended particles and water. Prevents penetration of substances that can harm the engine into the fuel equipment.
Under normal load, even if the power unit is installed on construction equipment, the engine lasts at least 8000 hours until overhaul. Such a good indicator of reliability was achieved thanks to the precision of production and balancing of all moving parts in the YaMZ engine. You can increase the reliability of the motor due to the following points:
- selection of high-quality fuel without harmful impurities;
- timely replacement of the lubricant inside the crankcase;
- use only suitable filter elements for fuel and engine oil;
- no overheating during daily operation;
- preheating the engine before starting in winter.
The engine has proven its reliability over many years of use on a wide variety of equipment. In trucks, road and agricultural machinery, wheeled and tracked vehicles.