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Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair Hardcover – October 3, 2006
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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
About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
Luckily we happened to start drifting through a cargo channel that was blessedly void of any cargo ships, or anyone at all except a small pod of porpoise. We had a good thirty minutes to break open this book and trouble shoot the engine. This book gave us the guide lines we needed to quickly and successfully diagnose our problem and get the engine back to limping. Not only that but this book has guided us through the month of repairing all sorts of things, fixing the starter, along with recognizing a few things that previous owners have jerry-rigged. In a month this book has already paid for itself many times over and now our old crusty engine sounds better and runs better. This book is a must, without it, my first mate and I would have never been able to turn a potentially deadly trip into just a few minutes of stress.
Great book many details, it goes overboard on them to be honest, but its fun reading in some odd way. You can figure out how many millionths of a gallon of diesel your engine burns on each stroke, not that its useful, but...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super description of Diesel engines and how they work. A welcome addition to my library that I use regularly. Readable by anyone with a minor bit of engine/mechanical knowledge. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Roger8299
A good dive into the workings and maintenance of marine diesel engines. Surely will help me on my own boat.Published 1 month ago by David J.
Book gives you a good understanding how diesel engines work. Great service/repair reference.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Extremely well done. Easy to understand yet complex enough to be useful. Pictures and diagrams are very helpful. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David Stiller