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!