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Marine Diesel Engines : Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 793.78g
  • International Marine Publishing Co
  • Rockport, ME, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0071475354
  • 9780071475358
  • 84,021

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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
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About Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder, a diesel mechanic, boatbuilder,
and machinist, is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writer
on boat systems maintenance.
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Table of contents

List of Troubleshooting Charts
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
One Principles of Operation
Compression Ignition
Converting Heat to Power
Expansion and Cooling
Gasoline Engines
Cost and Power-to-Weight
Types of Diesels
Principal Engine Components
Two Details 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
Three Routine 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
Four Troubleshooting, 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
Five Troubleshooting, 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
Six Repair Procedures, Part One: Cooling, Exhaust, and Injection Systems
The Cooling System
Water Pumps
The Exhaust System
Governors
Fuel Injection Pumps
Injectors
Gaskets
Seven Repair 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
Eight Marine Transmissions
Planetary Transmissions
Two-Shaft Transmissions
Variations on a Theme
Shaft Brakes
Transmission Maintenance
Troubleshooting and Repairs
Nine Engine 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
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