Marine Inboard Engines
If you quake at the thought of looking under your engine hatch, this book is the answer to your problems. You may be wondering:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of petrol versus diesel engines?
- What power am I actually buying?
- What additives are there in a can of engine oil? Should I add more?
- Would I be better with 2 or 4 valve cylinder heads?
- What electrical problems might I encounter?
- Is an air cooler engine necessarily noisier than water cooled?
- What should I look for when buying a used engine?
- How do electronic ignition systems work?
- What should I do if the engine floods?
Marine Inboard Engines is pitched so that it will neither baffle the newcomer nor bore the old hand, who is sure to learn a few new wrinkles from these pages. Goring gives guidance as to which jobs the amateur can safely undertake – and those which should be left strictly to the professional engineer.
Marine Inboard Engines should enable every owner to spot problems, know when they can be remedied easily, and be able to maintain a petrol or diesel engine to maximise its life and avoid breakdown at sea.