The RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Course is all classroom based. It teaches you how an engine works and how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures. It introduces the fuel, cooling and lubrication systems, as well as essential maintenance, fault recognition and "get you home" techniques.
Introduction, four-stroke cycle, Fuel system, cooling system, air systems, engine electrical systems, spares and tool requirements and importance of winterisation and servicing
Including fault finding:
Principles of the diesel engine, naturally aspirated engines, turbocharging, intercooling/aftercooling, basic system, water-separating pre-filter, fuel lift pump, engine fine filter, injection pump, injectors, bleeding the system, seawater cooling, freshwater cooling, temperature control, thermostat, seawater impeller pump, battery capacity and care, drive belts, alternator, basic spares and tool, engine lubrication, transmission lubrication, winterisation and servicing.
A workbook is provided as part of this course.Equipment and Kit Information
The Centre is confident it can provide what you need for your shorebased course. Paper and pens will always be readily available but again some prefer to bring their own notepads and files. We have lecture rooms with Smartboards and a range of teaching tools to assist with your course.×
On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of Centre facilities indicated.
Main timings of our day are:
Lunch: 1230hrs. For residential guests - Breakfast: 0830hrs & Dinner: 1800hrs
All meals are served in the dining area.
Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs.
Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.
Residential Guests: Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre-arranged.
If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time and plan for the 1730 return crossing.×