The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines

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The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines is aimed at boat owners rather than experienced mechanics. In clear, jargon-free English it explains how a diesel engine works, and how to look after it, and takes into account developments in engine technology.

This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and illustrated with new full-color photos and diagrams. Tim Bartlett explains how the engine uses simple processes to covert fuel to power, and then looks at the various sub-systems ...

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Overview

The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines is aimed at boat owners rather than experienced mechanics. In clear, jargon-free English it explains how a diesel engine works, and how to look after it, and takes into account developments in engine technology.

This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and illustrated with new full-color photos and diagrams. Tim Bartlett explains how the engine uses simple processes to covert fuel to power, and then looks at the various sub-systems that allow those processes to take place. He also advises on tools, winterizing and provides hints, tips and helpful fault-finding tables.
Systems covered include: fuel, air, cooling, oil, electrical, propeller and transmission and control.

'Strongly recommended for anyone who has anything to do with the diesel engine' Nautical Magazine
'A winner' Classic Boat
'The next best thing to taking the course itself' Motor Boats Monthly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408131169
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Adlard Coles Book of Series
  • Edition description: 4th edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,040,276
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Bartlett began sailing as a child on the Thames. After teaching sailing in commercial sailing schools, he became a full time yacht skipper. After five years running his own engineering company he became technical editor of Motor Boat and Yachting. He has written several books, including The Adlard Coles Book of Navigation and The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition v

Foreword to the Fourth Edition vi

1 Why Choose a Diesel? 1

2 The Basic Engine 2

The basic process 2

Valves 3

The two-stroke cycle 4

Variations on a theme 5

Things to do 6

3 Fuel System 8

The basic system 8

The single-element injection pump 10

The in-line injection pump 12

The rotary injection pump 12

Injectors 12

High-tech fuel systems 16

Electronic control 16

Unit injectors 17

Common rail injection systems 17

Things to do 17

4 Air System 21

Air filters 21

Exhaust systems 21

More power 22

Variations on turbocharging 25

Things to do 25

5 Cooling System 26

The basic system - raw-water cooling 26

The thermostat 27

Raw-water pump 29

Anodes 30

Indirect cooling 30

Circulating pump 31

Skin cooling 31

Oil cooling 34

Things to do 32

6 Oil System 35

Cleans, cools and protects 35

Pressurised oil systems 35

Oil grades and classes 37

Things to do 38

7 Electrical System 40

The basic system 40

Making electricity 40

Dynamos 42

Alternators 43

Starter motors 44

Dynastarts 44

Batteries 44

Fuses and circuit breakers 46

Solenoids 46

Things to do 48

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