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ECO Mode, does it damage the engine?

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  • ECO Mode, does it damage the engine?

    Understand what you are saying.

    But in terms of general wear and tear, the ECO mode probably adds little to the overall burden, bearing in mind that the average duty cycle of a car engine is probably no more than an hour anyway. Also, these engines have been tweaked to take the Stop/Start action into account.

    Marine engines of the type you mention probably run for days or weeks at a time, at more or less constant speed. Because of their much greater size and mass, the impact of expansion and contraction during the heat cycle of starting and stopping is much greater.

    For this reason, the even larger engines of bulk carriers are often preheated before being started up, and the lubrication systems are pressurised with independent electric pumps.
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