Engines can be daunting, especially marine diesels, but when youíre out on the open water, the last thing you want is to be drifting because of a motor problem. Troubleshooting Marine Diesels is an image heavy handbook on maintaining, troubleshooting and even repairing marine diesels.
It features plenty of pictures and holds your hand through the process with clear and concise step-by-step instructions. Many boaters grew up learning about gas engines, but that has shifted through the years to where diesel is more prevalent.
The book is filled with charts and descriptions and also chapters for specific systems, so you can find out where the problem is and then quickly flip to the right chapter. It covers many of the most common diesel systems such as mechanical, oil, fresh and raw water, high and low pressure, exhaust, starting, charging, transmission and stern gear.
This is a must have book for any boat owner that spends time away from the shore. An engine breakdown can be serious, and itís important to be able to fix simple problems. The information in this book can be lifesaving.
Author Peter Compton has a long and established history with marine mechanical systems. He spent 20 years in Aerospace before packing up his family and 11 years later sailed into the British Virgin Islands, where they settled down.
He spends his days repairing and working on marine diesels and analyzing complex mechanical systems. Troubleshooting Marine Diesels needs to be kept on your ship next to your tools just in case the unimaginable happens, and you find yourself stranded with a non-functioning motor.
Subject: Procedures and instructions to troubleshoot Marine Diesel Engines.
ISBN-10: 0070123543 | ISBN-13: 9780070123540 | McGraw-Hill 23543