Troubleshooting Marine Diesels by Peter Compton

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Troubleshooting Marine Diesels
Troubleshooting Marine Diesels
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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

  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Author: Peter Compton
  • Pages: 174 - Hundreds of b&w illustrations
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-07-012354-0
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS: Acknowledgements | Introduction. Maintaining Your Diesel Good Operating Procedures | Routine Maintenance | Surveying the Engine: The Initial Inspection; The Startup; The Sea Trial | Preventing | Corrosion | Laying Up or Winterizing a Diesel. Troubleshooting Marine Diesels Main Menu | Check 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, or Zincs | Antisiphon Valve | Raw-Water Hoses | Hose Clamps | Raw-Water Thermostats | 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 Elbow | 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 Controls | Engine-Stop Controls | Control Cables | Tachometers | Engine-Panel Gauges | Warning Circuits | Table of Control and Instrument Faults. Appendix: Diesel Engine Toolkit
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