Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines

Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines

by Melanie Bartlett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472955401
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Series: Adlard Coles Book of
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,282,785
Product dimensions: 6.71(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Mel Bartlett, previously Tim Bartlett, learned to sail as a child on the Thames, and then followed a varied career that included serving with the Royal Navy, working as a yacht skipper at the Island Cruising Club, running an engineering business in Cornwall, and ten years as Technical Editor of Motor Boat and Yachting. She now lives and continues to write books and work on journalistic assignments as Mel.

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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