Nigel Calder Marine Diesel Engines. Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. - 160 p.
This book provides the basic information necessary to select, install, maintain, and carry out repairs on a marine diesel engine. It is neither a simple how-to book nor a technical manual on the thermodynamics of internal-combustion engines. Rather, it falls somewhere between the two.
This reflects my own experience as a selftaught mechanic with some 20 years' experience on a variety of engines, from 10 to 2000 h.p. With specific enough instructions it is perfectly possible to dismantle an engine and put it back together again without having any understanding of how it works. Troubleshooting that engine without a basic grasp of its operating principles, however, is not possible.
In order to grasp these operating principles, just a little of the most basic theory behind internal-combustion engines - more than found in many how-to books - is all you really need to know. It is also possible to be a whiz at theory and a useless mechanic. You'll find not a single intimidating mathematical formula in this book. What I have tried to do is present the general theory underlying diesel engine operation, but only what is necessary to provide a good understanding of the practical side of diesel engine maintenance. My objective is to help turn out competent amateur mechanics, not automotive engineers.
1. Principles of operation
2. The air supply
4. Fuel injection
8. Cleanliness is next to godliness
9. Troubleshooting, part one - failure start
10. Troubleshouting, part two
11. Overhauls, part one - decarbonizing
12. Overhauls, part two
13. Marine Gearboxes
14. Engine installations
15. Engine selection