If like most do-it-yourselfers you've relied on a sketchy owner's manual or one of those abstruse shop manuals written for professional mechanics to keep your onboard running, here's an end to your frustration. This abundantly illustrated nonthreatening guide is filled with effective maintenance, repair, and advanced troubleshooting advice for two-cycle and four-cycle engines from 2 to 250 horsepower. Although outboard engines have become more reliable, they're also more sophisticated and require more than a passing knowledge of mechanics to troubleshoot and repair. Outboard Engines covers recent developments such as electronic ignition, oil injection systems, and four-stroke powerheads. Your fears about the reliability of your "finicky" outboard are over!
The aim of this book with its detailed step-by-step colour photographs and diagrams, is to enable every owner to fix their outboard motor with ease. Troubleshooting tables help diagnose potential problems, and there is advice on regular maintenance and winterising and repair. Jean-Luc Pallas's enthusiasm for passing on his knowledge, as well as his clear explanations, precise advice and step-by-step instructions make this a unique book.
The aim of this book, with its superb step by step photographs and detailed diagrams is to enable every owner to understand the workings of an outboard motor (2 or 4 stroke) and be able to fix it with relative ease. It includes: an explanation of the different parts that make up the engine and how they interact; how fuel is transformed into propulsion; regular maintenance and repair worksheets to help even the most mechanically ignorant to work on their outboard engine with confidence; the most common causes of breakdown; troubleshooting tables to allow you to diagnose and fix the most common engine problems and advice on how to winterize your outboard in one short afternoon. After reading this book, your outboard will no longer be a potential bother to you but an ally for better boating.
Author: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bio-Environmental Engineering Division
Category: Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc
A reconnaissance study has been made to determine the extent of pollution which results from the operation of a two-cycle outboard engine. Comparisons have been made of engine operation with and without a pollution control device attached. Studies have also been made of the biodegradability of the fuel and exhaust products. Tests made in a swimming tank with an untuned engine have shown that the quantity of fuel wasted as exhaust varied from about 7 percent of the volume of fuel used at high speeds, to over 30 percent at low speeds. For a recently tuned engine, the quantity of fuel discharged ranged from about 3 percent at high speeds to about 26 percent at low speeds. When the Goggi pollution control device was installed, these quantities were intercepted and collected rather than discharged with the exhaust. Analyses at various depths indicated that nearly all products separated from the water in a short time and collected on the surface. Very little dissolved or emulsified oil was noted. Various analytical techniques were studied. Both fuel and exhaust products are capable of supporting microbial growth. Growth rates, however, appear to be limited by available oxygen.
The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors, previously known as The RYA Book of Outboard Motors, is aimed at all boatowners, rather than experienced mechanics. Covering both 2 and 4 stroke engines, it explains how even the most sophisticated of modern outboards use simple processes to convert fuel to power, and then looks at each section of the sub-systems that allow those processes to take place: the fuel system, the ignition system, cooling and lubrication, the electrical system, transmission and controls. This book includes sections on routine maintenance and fault-finding, and even has a photo sequence showing the vital first aid required to save the life of an outboard engine that has been dropped overboard! It will be invaluable to anyone who puts to sea with an outboard engine.
Aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics, The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors is a boon to anyone who puts to sea with an outboard engine. Covering both 2 and 4 stroke engines, the book explains how even the most sophisticated of modern outboards use simple processes to convert fuel to power, and then looks at each of the sub-systems that allow those processes to take place: - the fuel system - the ignition system - cooling and lubrication - the electrical system - transmission and controls The book includes sections on routine maintenance and fault finding, and even has a photo sequence showing the vital first aid required to save the life of an outboard engine that has been dropped overboard! 'Explains in clear, jargon-free English how an outboard works and how to look after it' Kelvin Hughes 'An excellent book, well thought out and well written' Motorboats Monthly