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The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines [Paperback]

Tim Bartlett
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The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines, previously published as The RYA Book of Diesel Engines, is aimed at boatowners 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 new developments in engine technology. Based on the RYA's one-day Diesel Engine course, Tim Bartlett explains how the engine uses simple processes to convert fuel to power, and then looks at the various sub-systems that allow those processes to take place. He also takes a look at tools, winterizing and provides hints, tips and fault-finding tables. 'The next best thing to taking the course itself' Motor Boats Monthly

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical; Rev Ed edition (8 Aug 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713674024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713674026
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 17.4 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,409,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'The next best thing to taking the course itself' Motor Boats Monthly"

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Tim Bartlett began sailing as a child. After teaching sailing in commercial sailing schools, he became a full time yacht skipper. He was the technical editor of Motor Boat and Yachting for a number of years.

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I wanted to improve my basic understanding of the engineering side of a narrowboat that I obtained 12 months ago. This book has done that for me since it covers more than just how a diesel engine works and will give me more confidence in the future when doing routine maintenance or troubleshooting. Some sections are possibly a bit simplistic (e.g. how gears work), but sections on routine maintenance are well put together, including instructions for adjusting valve clearances that I had not considered a requirement before purchasing the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Basic Introduction to Marine Diesel Engines 23 May 2014
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This book seems just a little dated now (I have the 2005 version) but I still think that it is still a very good introduction to marine diesel engines for people who are not mechanics but still want an appreciation of the basics. I would think that it provides a good general foundation for anyone planning to attend a practical course on marine diesel engines. The book is easy to read, the topics are well explained, and it has a good balance of text, diagrams and photographs (the latter are monochrome). The pages are glossy and the figures and tables are well presented. A total of 90 pages, all relevant to the topic, and an index as well. Very good value for money. Very happy that I bought it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Motorboat Owners 17 Nov 2013
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Clearly written in plain English, a good reference for novices and experienced alike, could save you a fortune on repair bills, and teaches you how to maintain and avoid engine breakdowns.
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4.0 out of 5 stars not quite whats on the packet 9 July 2013
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Not quite what I was looking for as it relates to marine rather than car or truck, but I did learn a bit from it.Was worth the money!
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