9780071475358

Marine Diesel Engines Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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    9780071475358

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    0071475354

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-10-03
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

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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 WorldKeep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanicMarine Diesel Engineshas 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 Enginesexplains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

List of Troubleshooting Charts
xi
Preface to the Third Edition xiii
Preface to the Second Edition xv
Introduction xvii
ONE Principles of Operation
1(11)
Compression Ignition
1(1)
Converting Heat to Power
2(1)
Expansion and Cooling
3(1)
Gasoline Engines
3(1)
Cost and Power-to-Weight
4(1)
Types of Diesels
4(2)
Principal Engine Components
6(6)
TWO Details of Operation
12(27)
The Air Supply
12(4)
Volumetric Efficiency
13(1)
Naturally Aspirated Engines
13(1)
Superchargers and Turbochargers
14(1)
Intercoolers and Aftercoolers
15(1)
Combustion
16(4)
The Importance of Turbulence
16(1)
Injector Spray Patterns
16(1)
Techniques for Creating Turbulence
17(3)
Fuel Injection
20(7)
Jerk (In-Line) Pumps
20(2)
Distributor (Rotary) Pumps
22(1)
Unit Injectors
23(1)
Common Rail Systems
24(1)
Injectors
25(1)
Lift Pumps
26(1)
Governors
27(1)
Simple Governors
27(1)
Vacuum Governors
28(1)
Electronic Engine Controls
28(5)
Networking
29(3)
Limping Home
32(1)
Keeping Things Cool
33(6)
Raw-Water Cooling
33(1)
Heat Exchanger Cooling
34(1)
Keel Cooling
35(1)
Wet and Dry Exhausts
36(3)
THREE Routine Maintenance: Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
39(30)
Clean Air
39(4)
Routine Maintenance
42(1)
Clean Fuel
43(8)
Lubrication
43(1)
Contamination
43(2)
Fuel Handling
45(2)
Fuel Filters
47(4)
Clean Oil
51(7)
The API ``Donut''
52(1)
Oil Changes
52(2)
Changing Filters
54(4)
General Cleanliness
58(8)
Clean Water
58(6)
Clean Electrical Systems
64(1)
A Clean Engine
65(1)
Scheduled Overhauls
65(1)
Winterizing
66(3)
FOUR Troubleshooting, Part One: Failure to Start
69(37)
Failure to Crank
69(18)
Water in the Engine
69(3)
Starter Motor Does Not Crank
72(1)
Inertia and Preengaged Starters
73(2)
Circuit Testing
75(4)
Motor and Solenoid Disassembly, Inspection, and Repair
79(8)
Failure to Fire
87(19)
An Unobstructed Airflow
87(1)
Achieving Ignition Temperatures
87(7)
Fuel Problems
94(12)
FIVE Troubleshooting, Part Two: Overheating, Smoke, Loss of Performance, and Other Problems
106(35)
Overheating
106(8)
Smoke
114(3)
Loss of Performance
117(7)
Oil-Related Problems
124(2)
Inadequate Turbocharger Performance
126(2)
Problems with Engine Instrumentation
128(13)
SIX Repair Procedures, Part One: Cooling, Exhaust, and Injection Systems
141(21)
The Cooling System
141(2)
Water Pumps
143(7)
The Exhaust System
150(2)
Governors
152(1)
Fuel Injection Pumps
153(1)
Injectors
154(7)
Gaskets
161(1)
SEVEN Repair Procedures, Part Two: Decarbonizing
162(37)
Preparatory Steps
162(5)
Cylinder Head Removal
167(2)
Valves
169(5)
Cylinders
174(3)
Pistons and Connecting Rods
177(6)
Piston Rings
183(5)
Replacing Pistons and Connecting Rods
188(3)
Replacing Cylinder Heads
191(2)
Retiming an Engine
193(5)
Accessory Equipment
198(1)
EIGHT Marine Transmissions
199(22)
Planetary Transmissions
199(2)
Two-Shaft Transmissions
201(1)
Variations on a Theme
202(7)
Shaft Brakes
209(2)
Transmission Maintenance
211(1)
Troubleshooting and Repairs
212(9)
NINE Engine Selection and Installation
221(40)
Engine Selection
221(5)
Matching an Engine to Its Load
221(1)
How Much Horsepower Do You Need?
221(4)
BHP, SHP, and Auxiliary Equipment
225(1)
Propeller Sizing and Selection
226(11)
Propeller Sizing
229(2)
Propeller Selection
231(6)
Connecting the Transmission to the Propeller
237(15)
Couplings
237(1)
Engine Alignment
238(3)
Constant-Velocity Joints
241(1)
Shaft Seals
242(7)
Struts and Bearings
249(3)
Auxiliary Systems
252(9)
Ventilation
252(1)
Fuel Tanks
253(1)
Cooling
253(1)
Exhaust
254(4)
Auxiliary Equipment
258(2)
Some Electrical Considerations
260(1)
Serviceability
260(1)
Postscript: Diesel-Electric Propulsion
261(20)
APPENDICES
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
264(7)
Tools
271(2)
Spare Parts
273(1)
Useful Tables
274(3)
Freeing Frozen Parts and Fasteners
277(4)
Glossary 281(4)
Index 285

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