Students will be introduced to diesel engines and will cement their knowledge by taking engines apart and reassembling them. Students will learn in-depth about fuel systems and get practical experience performing hands-on engine maintenance tasks. Working on functioning engines of the same make, students will learn how to diagnose and troubleshoot common problems. Students will also learn how to property install an engine and how recognize faulty installations.
The school provides engines and components for demonstrations and hands-on practice through tear-down and reassembly and troubleshooting and test running. Hand tools such as wrenches, sockets, and other necessary tools will be provided. Students will have access to amp-meters and multi-meters for electrical troubleshooting. The school provides an engine installation mock-up for training.
The Marine Systems Intensives provide both conceptual and hands-on instruction. Students will handle system components, watch demonstrations, learn to describe a system’s components and how they function, and will be able to perform specific tasks using industry best practices
Students learn how to:
- Identify the key components of diesel engine systems.
- Describe what causes combustion in a diesel engine system and how to identify key differences between gas and diesel engines.
- Disassemble and reassemble an engine.
- Recognize failed, damaged, or worn components.
- Identify all the components in a diesel full system and what function each serves.
- Describe proper installation of fuel system and identify appropriate materials to use in the system.
- Bleed the air out of the system.
- Identify problems common to diesel engines.
- Use reference materials to help with diagnosis.
- Diagnose and repair common problems with diesel engines.
- Properly perform common maintenance tasks for engine systems.
- Install an engine and related systems to American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards.