Troubleshooting Marine Diesel Engines, 4th Ed.
This densely illustrated, hands-on guide to diesel engine maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair renders its subject more user-friendly than ever before. Finally, boatowners who grew up with gas engines can set aside their fears about tinkering with diesels, which are safer and increasingly more prevalent. As in other volumes in the International Marine Sailboat Library, every step of every procedure is illustrated, so that users can work from the illustrations alone. The troubleshooting charts in the second chapter--probably the most comprehensive ever published--are followed by system-specific chapters, allowing readers to quickly diagnose problems, then turn to the chapter with solutions. Diesel engine systems covered include: mechanical; oil; fresh- and raw-water cooling; low- and high-pressure fuel; exhaust; starting; charging; transmission and stern gear.
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adjustment alignment alternator battery bearings bleed screw C A U S E S cable Cause Possible Symptoms Check circulating pump clean components connections contamination coolant COOLANT CIRCUIT corrosion inhibitor crankshaft cylinder head damage defective difﬁcult starting dirty disconnected drain El Cracked electrical Excessive exhaust hose exhaust injection elbow exhaust manifold exhaust system external filter ﬁrst ﬁtted ﬂow ﬂuid Freeze plugs fuel system gasket gauge gear glow plugs header tank heat exchanger hose clamps impeller Incorrect injector pump inlet INSPECTION intake Intercooler leaks lever lift pump loose loss of power low oil pressure lubrication maintenance maximum rpm Mechanical metal normal nozzle oil cooler oil pump operating temperature overheating piston rings plug Poor Possible Cause Possible primary ﬁlter Problem Possible Cause raw water raw-water pump remove replace restricted seal seized shaft solenoid starter starter solenoid stop switch tachometer thermostat Troubleshooting Chart Turbocharger turn the engine valve clearances vibration voltage wear wiring worn