RYA Diesel Engine

1 day

Course details

The course will be of interest to anyone going to sea, whether a powerboat user, fishing boat or on a sailing yacht with an auxiliary inboard engine. The course is classroom based and is designed to give you an insight into how your engine works and how to look after it as well as what measures can be taken to avoid possible breakdowns and how to fix your engine should you be inconvenienced by a failure at sea.

  • Engine electrical systems
  • Spares and tool requirements
  • Fault finding
  • Principles of the diesel engine
  • Naturally aspirated engines
  • Turbocharging
  • Intercooling/aftercooling
  • The tank
  • The water-separating pre-filter
  • Fuel lift pump
  • The engine fine filter
  • Injection pump
  • Injectors
  • Bleeding the system
  • Seawater cooling
  • Freshwater cooling
  • Temperature control
  • The thermostat
  • The seawater impeller pump
  • The airway in
  • The airway out
  • Battery capacity and care
  • Drive belts
  • The alternator
  • Basic spares and tools
  • Engine lubrication
  • Transmission lubrication
  • Winterisation and servicing

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