Case Studies

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PAXMAN 18VP185 Repair and Installation

European Diesel Services (EDS) recently completed a repair, complete rebuild and re-commissioning of a PAXMAN 18VP185 engine.


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Ruston 16RK270 powered Fast Ferry, Major Repair & Rebuild

A European Fast Ferry operator suffered a catastrophic failure on a Ruston 16RK270 Main Engine on one of their HSC that damaged the Crankshaft and Crankcase beyond repair.


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RUSTON 16RK215T Engine Powered Locomotive Maintenance

We have recently been providing spare parts and technical support to operators of Ruston RK215 powered locomotives, which included providing members of our Service Team on site to advise, supervise and assist local engineers with repair and maintenance of the RK215 engines.


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Ruston 12RKC & 12RK3C : Breakdowns, Crankshafts, Maintenance & Repair

Our ongoing support for the large number of Ruston 12RKC engines in service around the world continues, with a recent surge in activity on these engines. This has included various different situations and problems to overcome around the world in order to assist operators of 12RKC engines.


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RUSTON 20RK270 Fast Ferry Overhaul

We recently completed the overhaul of 4 x RUSTON 20RK270 engines on a Fast Ferry operating in Europe to prepare the vessel for the forthcoming European holiday season. All four engines had to be retimed and extensive inspection of the engines was needed due to the vessel being stood down from operations for months during the close season.


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Ruston 16RK270GS Overhaul and Parts supply

European Diesel Services recently completed a major overhaul of a RUSTON 16RK270GS land based generator set. The contract called for us to supply a full team of service engineers to carry out the work required and supply all spare parts required.


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RUSTON 8RK270 MK2 Main Engine Breakdown

A large European Ship Owner suffered a major engine failure with one of their RUSTON 8RK270 MK2 engines that destroyed the Crankshaft and Bedplate. With no new Crankshaft or Bedplate immediately available we were able to assist with an identical engine with very low running hours, showing the benefit of holding over 30 previously owned Ruston engines in our stock.


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RUSTON 6RK270 and RKC powered Tugs

2013 saw us carry out a number of overhaul, repair, parts supply and engine familiarity projects on RUSTON powered Tugs with a diverse collection of customers with differing needs and requirements.


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They may be almost fifty years old, but the old girls were designed and produced in an era when the sole focus was on quality rather than cost and as a result these remarkable old engines will just run and run, as long as you give them the care and attention they require every now and again


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RUSTON 16RK3C 2MW Generator Sets

Our worldwide activities allow us to constantly monitor the availability of engines and generator sets that may have become redundant. As a result we regularly buy RUSTON Engines and Generators that are in good enough condition so that they can be economically reconditioned for further use.




The ongoing support offered to Ruston engine ranges covers all the older RK and CSV range and also includes the venerable ‘AP’ engine range.


Latest News

Paxman / MAN 12VP185 engines arrive

11 Jul 2022

European Diesel Services (EDS) are delighted to have received additional Paxman VP185 engines and spare parts to their VP185 inventory.

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Reconditioned English Electric 12CSV engines

1 Jul 2022

The supply of 2 off re conditioned English Electric (EE) 12CSV engines to an international customer has been competed by European Diesel Services (EDS).

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Supply of 2 x Ruston / MAN 16RK270 MK2 engines

5 May 2022

European Diesel Services (EDS) are pleased to continue their global support for Ruston RK270 engine operators with the supply of two more 16RK270 MK2 engines to a major operator to assist with their requirements for strategic support to their in service RK270 engines.

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Ruston 12RK270 Reconditioned Bedplate supplied

20 Jul 2020

We are pleased to announce the supply of another Major Engine Component to a Ruston / MAN RK270 engine operator.

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Fast Ferry / HSC

We are able to offer an extremely competitive Spare Parts and Service Team package to operators of RUSTON RK270 powered FAST FERRIES / HSC’s around the world

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