Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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By (author) Nigel Calder

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  • Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 20mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 3 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Rockport, ME
  • ISBN 10: 0071475354
  • ISBN 13: 9780071475358
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 93,301

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Praise for this boating classic: "The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject."-Sailing World "Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat." (Motor Boat & Yachting). "Clear, logical, and even interesting to read." (Cruising World). Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic. Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: diagnose and repair engine problems, perform routine and annual maintenance, and, extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine.

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Nigel Calder, a diesel mechanic, boatbuilder,and machinist, is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writeron boat systems maintenance.

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Praise for this boating classic: "The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject."--"Sailing World" "Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat."--"Motor Boat & Yachting" "Clear, logical, and even interesting to read."--"Cruising World" Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic "Marine Diesel Engines" has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. "Marine Diesel Engines" explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine Nigel Calder is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writer on boat systems maintenance. A diesel mechanic for more than 35 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. Calder is the author of "How to Read a Nautical Chart," "Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook," and "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual." Learn how to: Cure overheating Fix your transmission Retrofit a new diesel engine Flush your cooling system Change your oil Clean your electrical system Replace fuel filters and bleed air from the fuel system Troubleshoot virtually any problem

Table of contents

List of Troubleshooting Charts Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Introduction OnePrinciples of Operation Compression Ignition Converting Heat to Power Expansion and Cooling Gasoline Engines Cost and Power-to-Weight Types of Diesels Principal Engine Components TwoDetails of Operation Section One: The Air Supply Volumetric Efficiency Naturally Aspirated Engines Superchargers and Turbochargers Intercoolers and Aftercoolers Section Two: Combustion The Importance of Turbulence Injector Spray Patterns Techniques for Creating Turbulence Section Three: Fuel Injection Jerk (In-Line) Pumps Distributor (Rotary) Pumps Unit Injectors Common Rail Systems Injectors Lift Pumps Section Four: Governors Simple Governors Vacuum Governors Section Five: Electronic Engine Controls Networking Limping Home Section Six: Keeping Things Cool Raw-Water Cooling Heat Exchanger Cooling Keel Cooling Wet and Dry Exhausts ThreeRoutine Maintenance: Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness Section One: Clean Air Routine Maintenance Section Two: Clean Fuel Lubrication Contamination Fuel Handling Fuel Filters Section Three: Clean Oil The API "Donut" Oil Changes Changing Filters Section Four: General Cleanliness Clean Water Clean Electrical Systems A Clean Engine Scheduled Overhauls Winterizing FourTroubleshooting, Part One: Failure to Start Section One: Failure to Crank Water in the Engine Starter Motor Does Not Crank Inertia and Preengaged Starters Circuit Testing Motor and Solenoid Disassembly, Inspection, and Repair Section Two: Failure to Fire An Unobstructed Airflow Achieving Ignition Temperatures Fuel Problems FiveTroubleshooting, Part Two: Overheating, Smoke, Loss of Performance, and Other Problems Overheating Smoke Loss of Performance Oil-Related Problems Inadequate Turbocharger Performance Problems with Engine Instrumentation A Do-it-Yourself Engine Survey SixRepair Procedures, Part One: Cooling, Exhaust, and Injection Systems The Cooling System Water Pumps The Exhaust System Governors Fuel Injection Pumps Injectors Gaskets SevenRepair Procedures, Part Two: Decarbonizing Preparatory Steps Cylinder Head Removal Valves Cylinders Pistons and Connecting Rods Piston Rings Replacing Pistons and Connecting Rods Replacing Cylinder Heads Retiming an Engine Accessory Equipment EightMarine Transmissions Planetary Transmissions Two-Shaft Transmissions Variations on a Theme Shaft Brakes Transmission Maintenance Troubleshooting and Repairs NineEngine Selection and Installation Section One: Engine Selection Matching an Engine to Its Load How Much Horsepower Do You Need? BHP, SHP, and Auxiliary Equipment Section Two: Propeller Sizing and Selection Propeller Sizing Propeller Selection Section Three: Connecting the Transmission to the Propeller Couplings Engine Alignment Constant-Velocity Joints Shaft Seals Struts and Bearings Section Four: Auxiliary Systems Ventilation Fuel Tanks Cooling Exhaust Auxiliary Equipment Some Electrical Considerations Serviceability Postscript: Diesel-Electric Propulsion Appendices A.Carbon Monoxide Poisoning B.Tools C.Spare Parts D.Useful Tables E.Freeing Frozen Parts and Fasteners Glossary Index