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Modern gasoline fueled engines and diesel fueled engines share the same basic mechanical design.

Reciprocating Pistons.

Internal combustion.

Four-Stroke Engine, Otto Engine, Otto Cycle, Atmospheric engine.

Coal GasThiol, Mercaptan.

GasolineToxic heavy metal.

petrol engine (gasoline engine) or a gas engine (using a gaseous fuel like natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas), Spark Ignition.

Diesel Engine, Diesel Fuel, Compression Ignition.

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Aluminum CareDon CaseyBoatUS
Engine Lubricants – Solving The Flat-Tappet PuzzleMotorTrend's Hot Rod Network.
Winterizing Your EngineDon CaseyBoatUS
Foley Engines: Tech-Tips
#3 Metric to Fractional Interchange
#5 Perkins and Deutz Gasket Paper; What to Use in a Pinch
#6 Diesel Rod Reconditioning
#7 Continental Tappett Settings
#8 Ford 172/192 Industrial Engine
#10 Torque Values and Valve Settings
#11 Twist Wrenches‚ Not Your Career
#12 Perkins Sleeves Made Simple
#14 Using Oil Analysis to Avoid Downtime – Part 1
#15 Pulling an Engine
#16 The Perkins 4107/8 Rides Again
#17: Working on Deutz or Perkins Industrial Engines? 3 Unexpected Uses for Grease
#19 Engine Diagnostics for Dummies
#20 Perkins Serial Numbers
#21 Identifying Wisconsin Engines
#27 Improving Oil Drain-back Time on your Perkins‚ Deutz‚ or Deere Industrial Engine
#30 Installing a Cylinder Head
#31 Extending Valve Spring Life on your Deutz‚ Deere‚ or Perkins engine
#32 Deutz and Perkins Pistons: Design and Selection
#35: Working on a Perkins or Deutz with a Balky or Unusual Fastener?
#36 First Level Maintenance Considerations for Perkins Diesels
#38 Foley Pulley to the Rescue for Perkins 4107/108’s
#41 SAE Bell Housings Made Easy!
#43 GM 4.3 V6 Industrial Engine Identification Made Easy
#49 Working on a John Deere engine without a manual?
#55 Cummins B Series Tachometers
#57: All You Need to Know to Ship Your Deutz or Perkins Engine
#63 GM 5.7 Litre Industrial Engine Identification Made Easy (Part 1)
#68 Foley Engines Head Installation Check List
#69: Working on Deutz‚ Deere and Perkins Industrial Engines? 7 Steps to Waking Up the Hibernating ….
#72: Saving Worn Deutz‚ Continental and Wisconsin Blocks
#75 Overcoming Cam Problems in GM 4.3 V6 Vortec Industrial Engine
#76 The Nuts and Bolts of Con Rod Reconditioning
#77 Identifying your Kubota Four Cylinder Diesel
#79 Kubota 2203 Identification: A Field Guide
#81 Identifying the GM 8.1 Liter Industrial Engine
#83 Deutz Diesel Crankshafts: A Cautionary Note
#84 Ensuring Head Gasket Longevity on Continental Industrial Engines
#87 Perkins‚ Ford‚ White-Hercules‚ Continental and Chrysler Water Pumps
#88 Identifying John Deere PowerTech Engines
#89: Working on Deutz‚ Deere and Perkins Indust. Engines? 4 Great Steps for Mechanics Going “Greener”
#90: Six Points You Need to Know About Deutz 912/913 Diesel Liners
#92: Identifying the Ford Dover and Dorset Engines
#94 Ford 460 Industrial Engine
#97 GM 5.7 Industrial Engine Identification Made Easy (Part 2)
#98 A New Way to Identify John Deere Engines
#100 The Perkins 4108 Diesel Rear Seal
#107 What To Do With Your Money? Dr Diesel Comes Up With a Solution
#108: 6 Things to Know Before Ordering Your Cummins 5.9 or 8.3 Industrial Engine
#109 Cummins B Series Reman Exchange Engines
#110 Kubota 2203 Engine Kits: A Quick Guide
#115 Cummins A/Onan L Series Water Pumps
#119 Identifying the Ford 460 Industrial Engine
#120 How to Order a Kubota 2003 Engine Overhaul Kit: Five Easy Questions
#121: How To Order Parts For The Ford VSG Series Engine
#123 Chrysler LH318 and LH360 Industrial Engines: How to Identify Them
#124 How to Time a Perkins Engine
#125 Deutz Diesel and Ford Industrial Engine Timing Belts
#126 Not Your Father's Perkins 4108; Bringing the Perkins 4108 into the 21st Century
#127 Chrysler Industrial Engines: How to Identify the IND30‚ IND31‚ IND32 and IND33 Chrysler Flatheads
#128: Avoiding an Early Failure with a Deutz 1011 / 2011 Rebuilt
#135 Perkins and Deutz Gaskets: How to Make Them in a Pinch
#137 Ford BSD444T: How to Tell the Difference between Early and Late Models
#139 Diesel Particulate Filter Maintenance
#140 Continental TM27 and TMD27 Oil Consumption Problems
#142 Ford 330 Industrial Engines: Identifying the Dorset and the Dagenham Models
#143 How NOT To Seat the Piston Rings on Your New Ford 300 Industrial Engine
#144 Deutz 1011 and 2011 Timing Belt Tension
#146 Yanmar Engine Tag Locations
#148 Ford Industrial In-Line 6 Cylinder Gas Engines: How to Tell Them Apart
#149: Deutz 1011/2011 Timing Belt Damage
#152 Ford 300 Industrial Engines
#155: Chrysler LH318 & LH360 Industrial Engines: Easy Block Repair
#156: Deutz 1011 & Deutz 1011F Diesel Piston to Wall Clearance
#157: How to Identify the Ford 300 Industrial Engine
#159: Deutz 912 Engines: The Difference Between New Generation 912 vs. Old
#161: Handy Numbers for Perkins Diesel Owners or Rebuilders
#163: Cummins 4 and 6 B Series Short Block Upgrades
#165: Deutz 912 Diesel Connecting Rod Bolts
#168: Deutz 1011 and 2011 Timing Belt Change Intervals
#170: All You Need to Know to Install a Deutz‚ Perkins or Deere Crankshaft
#171: Deutz Head Gaskets: Composite or MLS?
#172: A Five Point Checklist on Deutz Head Bolts and Torque Values
#174: Five Points to Keep in Mind When Overhauling a Deutz 1011 or Deutz 2011 Diesel Engine
#175: Deutz 2011 Timing Belts; How to Remove the Plastic Cover
#177: Crankshaft Installation Tips
#180: EPA Tier 3 Deutz Engine Specs
#184: How to Break-In a Remanufactured Deutz Engine
#186: Isuzu Industrial Diesel Engine Serial Number Location
#188: Perkins Engine Number and Location Guide
#189: Perkins Marine Power 4.108(M)
#192: Perkins 4.107/4.108 Stainless Steel Exhaust Elbows
#195: How to Identify Perkins 4.107 and 4.108 Lift Pumps
#196: Ford 300 Ring Gears Made Easy
#197: How to Identify Your Ford Industrial Model Year
#199: Deutz Engine Serial Number Location Made Easy
#200: Rebuilding Deutz Connecting Rods
#201: Wisconsin Two Cylinder Cast Iron Engines: How to Tell the TJD from the THD
#202: Ford 300 Cylinder Head Differences Made Easy
#203: Deutz and Perkins Turbocharger Maintenance Made Easy
#204: How to Identify the Hercules G1600 Engine
Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance ManualDon Casey
Inspecting the Aging SailboatDon Casey
This Old BoatDon Casey
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FROM Donald: "This is an awesome website. I found the information that I needed right away from one of the over 20,000 free articles that you provide as a public service. I'm surprised that so much if this site is free. But I still signed up so I could access the thousands of expanded pages, interesting articles, and dozens of valuable programs! The member's library of books, magazines and videos that I can view online is really terrific! I understand that you and your staff are all unpaid volunteers. Please keep up the good work. And I commend you for your plans to add another 10,000 free informative articles over the next year. I'm thrilled to support you in this endeavor with my small membership donation. Thanks again for all your hard work."

FROM Huey: "I agree with my Uncle, I too have found the articles to be very enlightening. They say that it will take about 100,000 articles to cover the full scope that they have envisioned for the website. They have over 20,000 articles so far and that's doing pretty well, but it could take several years to get the rest. I also noticed that many of the Main Topic Pages and some of the article pages are still in the rough draft stage. I guess that they will fill in as they can get volunteers to work on them. But what I can't figure out is why anyone would spend the time writing informative in depth articles just to give away free to this website for publication? What's in it for them?"

FROM Dewey: "Well Huey, to me It looks like most of the articles on this website are written by very informed people, like boating instructors, boat designers, boat builders, riggers, electricians, fitters, marine repair technicians and marine surveyors. Writing such articles helps establish them as knowledgeable professionals. After all, this website was originally created by a school for marine technicians and marine surveyors. The website is growing in content every day. They even had to move to a bigger, more powerful server because the website's traffic has been growing exponentially."

FROM Louie: "I agree with everyone above. This site is quickly becoming the ultimate reference resource about every aspect of boats and ships for everyone from the beginning recreational boater to the seasoned professional mariner. I use the topic pages on the right sidebar to browse around the website. It's like a Junior Woodchucks' Guidebook for Boaters. Their Members' Library of over 300 popular and obscure books and over 200 magazine back issues that can be viewed online is fabulous. The Academy's magazine is especially informative. On top of that, there is the "Ask-An-Expert program for members where you can get an expert's answer to any of your boat questions. And a whole years membership is only $25. What a deal! I really love being part of this "Everything About Boats" community and help provide thousands of helpful articles free to the public. I think that I'll sit down right now and write an article about my experiences boating with my uncle."

FROM Scrooge: "You rave about this website like it was the best thing since sliced bread. Well, I think it stinks. Sure, it has a lot of good information for boaters, and they're adding more every day, but it will probably never be finished. Furthermore, I don't even own a boat. And I wouldn't have a boat even if someone gave me one. Boats are a waste of money and time and energy and money! They're just a hole in the water you pour money into. If you gave me a boat, I'd sell it quicker then you could say Baggywrinkle. Then I'd lock up the cash with all my other money so I could keep my eye on it and count it every day. Bah humbug."

FROM Daisy: "I'm just so glad that Donald got the boat so we and the boys could enjoy boating — together. And of course all of the girls, April, May, and June, love to be on the water too, especially when that is where the boys are. Oh poor Scrooge, boating is more fun then you could possibly imagine."

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