Just got this book and a week later, while stuck in a windless bay, my engine suddenly died. Of course this only happens when you are anchorless, motoring through islands and shoals with a nice hunk of shore that is covered in rocks, and half a dozen icons on the navigation chart of sunken boats.
Somehow the fates know when you are trying to sneak by unnoticed. 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.
Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance
I'm at a bit of a loss on how to review this. How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems , I'd recommend getting a book by a different author on the diesel as there's a greater likelihood of one of them having just the piece of information you need. My suggestion of an alternative: Troubleshooting Marine Diesels Other reviews have covered this book in detail, plus there's a new edition out, so I won't go into further detail.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The definitive layman's guide to marine diesels. The book explains how the engine work so that the details on how to diagnose and fix them makes sense. If you own, run or operate a sailboat with a diesel engine, this will be some the best money you ever spent and may save you hundreds of time the investment made on this book. Buy this book, read it from cover to cover, then keep it onboard for reference.
Regular maintenance is critical for keeping your marine diesel engine healthy!
That way, when something goes wrong and you are far from any help or assistance, you will be able to handle the problem and get home. That has happened to me already and this book has paid for itself many times over. The investment is invaluable. I highly recommend this book and I would go so far as to say your marine diesel engine is incomplete without this book to go with it.
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If you have a boat with a diesel engine and you aren't an expert diesel mechanic, you should probably get this book. I find that the explanations in the book along with the manual and parts catalog for my particular engine, I was able to figure out most things, e. I still pay professionals to do the hard stuff. If you are a marine diesel owner, but not yet a marine diesel mechanic, this book is great to have on board.
Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance - Diesel Services of America
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