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    Troubleshooting Marine Diesels Engines

    ISBN-10: 0070123543
    ISBN-13: 9780070123540
    Author(s): Peter Compton
    Description: This hands-on guide to diesel engines renders its subject more user-friendly than ever before. Every step of every procedure is illustrated, so that users can work from the illustrations alone. The troubleshooting charts in the second chapter are  More...
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    Edition: 4th
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 173
    Size: 7.40" wide x 9.50" long x 0.70" tall
    Weight: 1.078
    Language: English

    This hands-on guide to diesel engines renders its subject more user-friendly than ever before. Every step of every procedure is illustrated, so that users can work from the illustrations alone. The troubleshooting charts in the second chapter are followed by system-specific chapters, allowing readers to quickly diagnose problems. Although part of the Sailboat Library, this book applies to any marine diesel.

    Peter Compton's dream of bluewater cruising finally became reality when, after 20 years in the Aerospace industry, he quit his job in 1986 to build a small catamaran and sail south with his family in search of sun and sand. Some 11 years and 20,000 miles later, the Comptons have settled in the British Virgin Islands. With a background in troubleshooting that includes several years as Engineering Department Head analyzing complex system designs, Peter now applies these skills to the marine diesels he deals with every day. Peter's current project is an independent and informative website that covers every aspect of marine diesels. Visit it at www.boatdiesel.com.

    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 Valves
    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
    Index
    Copyright Information
    About the Author

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