Modern Diesel Technology
Through a carefully-maintained "building block" approach, this text offers an easy-to-understand guide to automotive, truck, and heavy equipment ... Show synopsis Through a carefully-maintained "building block" approach, this text offers an easy-to-understand guide to automotive, truck, and heavy equipment diesel engine technology in a single, comprehensive volume. Text focus is on state-of-the-art technology, as well as on the fundamental principles underlying today's technological advances in service and repair procedures. Industry accepted practices are identified; and, readers are encouraged to formulate a sound understanding of both the "why" and the "how" of modern diesel engines and equipment. Thorough, up-to-date treatment of diesel technology encompasses major advancements in the field," especially recent developments in the use of electronics in heavy-duty trucks, off-highway equipment, and marine applications. The text's primary focus is on state-of- the-art "electronic fuel injection" systems such as those being used by such manufacturers as Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Volvo, and Mack. A systematic, structured organization helps readers learn step-by-step, beginning with engine systems, and working logically through intake/exhaust, cooling, lubrication, and fuel injection systems, highlighting major changes in today's modern engines.