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Marine Diesel Engines - Care & Maintenance

By Peter Caplen

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ISBN: 9781847971753
PUBLISHED: 08/06/2010
PAGES: 192
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 371 colour step-by-step photographs and diagrams

The diesel engine is by far the most popular powerplant for boats of all sizes, both power and sail. With the right care and maintenance it is twice as reliable as the petrol engine as it has no electrical ignition system, which in the marine environment can suffer from the effects of damp surroundings.

Self-sufficiency at sea and the ability to solve minor engine problems without having to alert the lifeboat is an essential part of good seamanship. Marine Diesel Engines, explains through diagrams and stage-by-stage photographs everything a boat owner needs to know to keep their boat's engine in good order; how to rectify simple faults and how to save a great deal of money on annual service charges. Unlike a workshop manual that explains no more than how to perform certain tasks, this book offers a detailed, step-by-step guide to essential maintenance procedures whilst explaining exactly why each job is required.

Topics covered include:

  • The history and development of the diesel engine
  • The care and maintenance of fuel systems, cooling systems and electrical systems
  • Practical advice on how to marinize an auto engine
  • How to install the engine
  • What to do when things go wrong on shore or at sea
  • An in-depth look at turbochargers, superchargers and after-coolers

RRP: £19.95

Site Price: £15.96

E-Book Edition: £14.99 (incl. VAT)

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