Sunday, January 13, 2019

09:00 AM  
Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance Class

This one day course is divided into classroom theory and hands on practicum on a boat.  Students receive classroom theory on diesel engines including their fuel, lubrication, cooling, exhaust and electrical systems along with other topics. Time is spent on a boat identifying parts.  Hands on maintenance is performed by students and may include changing oil & filter as well as primary and secondary fuel filters.  The course concludes with a classroom round up.  This course is for anyone who wants a better understanding of basic marine diesel engine maintenance.

Course Syllabus

9:00 am-12:00 pm - Classroom Instruction

  •      Introduction
  •      Principles of diesel engines
  •      Fuel systems
  •      Lubrication system
  •      Cooling system 
  •           Sea water
  •           Fresh water
  •      Exhaust system
  •      Electrical system
  •      Transmission
  •      Diagnosis & Repair chart
  •      Spare parts


12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch

 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (approx.): Practical on boat*

  •  Identify parts
  • Change oil and oil filter
  • Change primary fuel filter
  •  Change secondary fuel filter
  • Bleed fuel system
  •  Change raw water pump impeller (optional)
  •  Inspect alternator belt. Tension/replace as needed.

*Note: All activities depend on replacement parts availability.


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