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.
9:00 am-12:00 pm - Classroom Instruction
Principles of diesel engines
Diagnosis & Repair chart
12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (approx.): Practical on boat*
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.
3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Classroom round-up
Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance