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Old 21-06-2010, 22:20   #1
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Classes on Diesel Engines ?

While I have gotten better with the systems on my boat and have taken some elementary classes on diesel engines, I'm looking for a "good" class where I can learn all the ins and outs of the engine. A farther in depth class than what I have taken in the past. Basically, how to handle what ever may happen if something bad happens(we all know how that goes, don't we?)
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Old 28-08-2010, 09:03   #3
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Attended Mack Boring

I started this post so I thought I should report back on my trip to the Mack Boring school for diesels I attended last week.
A GREAT class!! While they specialize in Yanmars, only one of the five of us had one. Three Universals and my Ford Lehman.
I attended for all three days. First day was on basics. While I have lived on board and done a lot of the work myself, I still learned quite a bit even in day one. Days 2 & 3 were more hands on. Taking off water pumps, heat exchangers, tightening the cylinder head bolts and adjusting the valves to name of few of the things we did. We all brought our own owners manual alng so we could compare what we had to what was in front of us. If we didn't understand something, questions were encouraged. Larry knows his engines.
There were enough engines in the classroom that we each had one to ourselves if we wanted and I switched between two as one was like mine in one way while the second was like mine in other matters. Once we were done working on the engines, each was started just to make sure we had done the job right.
I can't say enough great things about Mack Borings class and Larry Berlin that taught it. Well worth the trip!
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Sounds like a great experience - what location did you attend?
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Old 28-08-2010, 11:47   #5
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my class

I went to their offices in Union, NJ. Got nice tours of the work areas. I say enough nice things about the class. Makes me feel far more confident when I look at my engine.
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Larry Berlin is a great teacher, and having our actual engine on the shop floor was great. It is a lot tighter squeeze for some of the things we did, but the class at least gave me an idea of what needs to be done in some circumstances. Still don't now why Yanmar makes the impeller on a 4Jh so inaccessible. Craziness..
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When did you take his class?
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I took it 3 years or so at Mack Boring in Wilmington, NC.
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