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   Troubleshooting Marine Diesels
   Peter Compton
   January 1998 - International Marine
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Pages: 178
Illus: 320
Cover: Hard
ISBN: 9780070123540
Weight: 1.21 lbs
  0.55 kgs
Size: 9.45 x 7.48 x 0.71 ins
  240 x 190 x 18 mm
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Whether you're an occasional weekend sailor, a bluewater cruiser or a full time professional, this detailed book shows YOU how to keep your engine serviced, reliable and more importantly how to identify and correct the vast majority of faults that occur with marine diesels. This hands-on guide to diesel engines renders its subject more user-friendly than ever before. The troubleshooting charts are the most detailed ever published and are backed up by system-specific fault charts at the back of each chapter, allowing readers to quickly diagnose problems.
Maintaining Your Diesel: Good Operating Procedures, Routine Maintenence, Surveying an Engine, Preventing Corrosion, Winterizing. Troubleshooting Marine Diesels: Checking crankshaft turns freely, Performance Problems, Oil Problems, Excessive Exhaust Smoke, Temperature Problems, Noise and Vibration Problems, Starting System Problems, Charging System Problems, Turbocharger Problems, Fuel System Functional Check, Engine Fails to Stop. The Mechanical System: Engine Block, Cylinder Head, Crankshaft, Timing Gears, Valves, Pistons and Cylinders, Engine Mounts, Engine Alignment, Table of Mechanical System Faults. The Lubrication System: Oil, Oil Pump, Oil Pressure Regulating Valve, Oil Filter, Priming the Oil System, Oil Contamination, Table of Lubrication System Faults. The Raw Water Circuit: Raw Water Strainer, Raw-Water Pump, Reconditioning a Raw Water Pump, Heat Exchangers and Oil Coolers, Sacrificial Anodes, Antisiphon Valve, Raw Water Hoses, Hose Clamps, Raw-Water Thermoststs, Table of Raw Water Circuit Faults. The Coolant Circuit: Coolant, Header Tank, Thermostat, Circulating Pump, V-Belt, Coolant Circuit Hoses, Table of Coolant Circuit Faults. The Fuel System: Fuel, Fuel Tanks, Primary Filter, Fuel Lift Pump, Secondary Fuel Filter, Governor, Injector Pump, Cold Starting Aids, Fuel Injectors, Air in the Fuel System, Table of Fuel System Faults. The Intake and Exhaust System Air Intake Filter, Exhaust Manifold, Exhaust Injection Manifold, Exhaust Hose, Mufflers and Lift Boxes, Exhaust Backpressure, Turbochargers, Intercoolers, Table of Intake and Exhaust System Faults. The Electrical System: Batteries, Battery Switches, Alternator, Starter Motor, Typical Engine Installation Circuit Diagram, Table of Electrical System Faults. Controls and Instruments Throttle Controls, Gear-Selector Conmtrols, Engine Stop Controls, Control Cables, Tachometers, Engine Panel Gauges, Warning Circuits, Table of Control and Instrument Faults. Diesel Engine Toolkit: Mechanical, Electrical and Tools for Cruising. Spares Parts Lists: Essential and Cruising Spares. Review:
Troubleshooting Marine Diesels concentrates on the topics of maintenance and troubleshooting and is aimed at every marine diesel owner regardless of skill level. It doesn't assume any knowledge of marine diesels nor does it insult the intelligence of the professional mechanic. It does however assume that the typical owner will be problem solving aboard and not have a diesel workshop or special tools readily available.
Filling the huge void between the simplistic Operators Manual and the multi-volume Workshop Manuals, this book takes a very practical approach to maintenance that will help anyone keep their diesel reliable. Maintenance requirements for each engine system and component are methodically explained with top quality graphics that are NOT engine manufacturer specific. Troubleshooting can appear a complex skill but armed with this volume owners can quickly locate the most likely cause of the vast majority of problems that can occur with their marine diesel.
Highly Recommended.
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