Diesel Fuel – sample drawings

All drawings taken from Marine Diesel Basics books

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Comparison of
Micron Sizes

Diesel Fuel
Deck Fill

Injection Pump

Topics covered
in chapter 2

23 drawings + text

Maintenance – Diesel Fuel

Main Concerns
Task List
Importance of Scrupulously Clean Fuel
Three Ways to Contaminate Diesel Fuel & Tanks
Preventing Fuel Contamination
1  Inspect Fuel Deck Fill
2  Add Biocide to the Fuel Tank(s)
Diesel Fuel Primary Fuel Filter
How Small is Small?
3  Change the Primary Fuel Filter
4  Change the Secondary Fuel Filter
5  Bleed the Diesel System
6  Check Diesel Tank(s) for Contamination
7  Inspect Injection Pump and Injectors
Cautionary Tale

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