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RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

1 day


Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to cruisers.


Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need detailed mechanical knowledge.


This course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.


Course topics include:

  • The principles of diesel engine operation

  • The systems and parts of the engine

  • Fault finding

  • Rectification of common problems

  • Bleeding the fuel system

  • Changing the impeller

  • Routine maintenance

  • Winter lay-up procedures

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