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Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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Publisher Comments:

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 and 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 Boatowners 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

Synopsis:

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 and 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

Synopsis:

If you own a small marine diesel engine that you depend on--at least occasionally--this book was written for you. Nigel Calder, a diesel mechanic of many years' experience, a good writer, and perceptive teacher, has written a guide that is clear, logical, and acutally interesting. A boatowner born with a monkey wrench in his hand will find Marine Diesel Engines useful and agreeable; a mechanical illiterate will find it a godsend.

Here in nine extensively illustrated chapters is everything you need to keep you diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently--saving you a world of frustration, discomfort, and even peril, not to mention time-and-a-half weekend mechanics' charges.

"One of the best books on marine diesels to appear in some time."--Ocean Navigator

"The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject."--Sailing World

"Even if you never intend to put a spanner near your engine, and know your mechanic's home phone number by heart, this book deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat."--Motor Boat & Yachting, London

"Clear, logical, and even interesting to read."--Cruising World

About the Author

Nigel Calder, a diesel mechanic, boatbuilder, and machinist, is widely acknowledged as the worlds foremost writer on boat systems maintenance.

Table of Contents

List of Troubleshooting Charts

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

The Crankshaft

Valves and Timing

Cylinders and Other Parts

Two. Details of Operation

Section One: The Air Supply

The Oxygen 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 Pumps
Distributor Pumps
Common Rail Systems
Injectors
Lift Pumps

Section Four: Governors

Simple Governors
Vacuum Governors

Section Five: Keeping Things Cool

Raw-Water Cooling
Heat Exchanger Cooling
Keel Cooling
Wet and Dry Exhausts
Two-Cycle Engines

Three. Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness

Clean Air

Clean Fuel

Clean Oil

Changing Filters

A Clean Engine

Four. Troubleshooting, Part One: Failure to Start

Section One: Failure to Crank

Water in the Engine
Starter Motor Circuits
Inertia and Pre-Engaged Starters
Battery Testing
Circuit Tests
Motor and Solenoid Diassembly, Inspection, and Repair
Flywheel Ring Gear

Section Two: Failure to Fire

An Unobstructed Airflow

Ignition Temperatures: Cold-Start Devices; Compression; Cranking Speed
Fuel Problems: Check the Obvious; Solenoid Valve; Fuel Filters; Bleeding (Purging) a Fuel System; Persistent Air in the Fuel Supply; Lift Pump (Feed Pump) Failure; Very Cold Weather; Serious Fuel Supply Problems; Starting Fluid and WD 40

Five. Troubleshooting, Part Two: Overheating, Smoke, Knocks, and Other Problems

Overheating

Smoke

Knocks

Misfiring Cylinders

Seizure

Poor Pick-up

Sticking or Bent Valve Stems

Engine Runaway

High Exhaust Back Pressure

High Crankcase Pressure

Water in the Crankcase

Low Oil Pressure

Rising Oil Level

High Oil Consumption

Inadequate Turbocharger Performance

Problems with Engine Instrumentation

Six. Maintenance and Repair Procedures, Part One

The Cooling System

Flexible Impeller Pumps

The Exhaust System

Governors

Fuel Injection Pumps

Injectors

Electrical Equipment

Gaskets

Winterizing

Seven. Maintenance and Repair Procedures, Part Two: Decarbonizing

Preparatory Steps

Cylinder Head Removal

Valves

Cylinders

Piston Removal

Piston Rings

Piston Pin Bearings

Connecting Rod Bearings

Replacing Pistons

Replacing Cylinder Heads

Replacing Push Rods and Rockers

Retiming an Engine

Valve Clearances, 4-Cycle Engines

Valve Clearances, 2-Cycle Engines

Accessory Equipment

Eight. Marine Transmissions

Planetary Transmissions

Two-Shaft Transmissions

Shaft Brakes

Maintenance

Clutch Adjustments on Manual Transmissions

Clutches on Hydraulic and Two-Shaft Transmissions

Overheating

Water in the Transmission

Loss of the Transmission Oil

Control Cables

Replacing an Output Shaft Seal

V-drives

Inboard/Outboards

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
Power-to-Weight Ratio

Section Two: The Power Train

Slip
Cavitation
Propeller Selection

Section Three: Mounting the Propeller Shaft

Struts and Cutless Bearings
Keeping the Water Out
Packing Adjustment and Replacement
Graphite Packing Tape
Rotary Seals

Section Four: Engine Beds and Alignment

Engine Beds
Couplings
Engine Alignment
Constant Velocity Joints (CVJs)
Vibration Analysis

Section Five: Auxiliary Systems

Ventilation
Fuel Tanks and Filters
Cooling
Exhaust
Auxiliary Equipment
Some Electrical Considerations
Safety Shut-downs
Serviceability

Appendix A. Tools

Appendix B. Spare Parts

Appendix C. Useful Tables

Appendix D. Freeing Frozen Fasteners

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780070096127
Author:
Calder, Nigel
Publisher:
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Maintenance and repair
Subject:
Boating
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Small Boat Maintenance and repair
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Repair & Maintenance
Subject:
Marine diesel motors
Subject:
Boating - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
19911201
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.54x7.54x.81 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 and 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

"Synopsis" by , If you own a small marine diesel engine that you depend on--at least occasionally--this book was written for you. Nigel Calder, a diesel mechanic of many years' experience, a good writer, and perceptive teacher, has written a guide that is clear, logical, and acutally interesting. A boatowner born with a monkey wrench in his hand will find Marine Diesel Engines useful and agreeable; a mechanical illiterate will find it a godsend.

Here in nine extensively illustrated chapters is everything you need to keep you diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently--saving you a world of frustration, discomfort, and even peril, not to mention time-and-a-half weekend mechanics' charges.

"One of the best books on marine diesels to appear in some time."--Ocean Navigator

"The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject."--Sailing World

"Even if you never intend to put a spanner near your engine, and know your mechanic's home phone number by heart, this book deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat."--Motor Boat & Yachting, London

"Clear, logical, and even interesting to read."--Cruising World

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