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Book Recommendation, Maintaining my Yanmar
I have a 1981 Yanmar 1GM, new to me on August 3 of this year. It has run great for the past 2 months, but now it's time to learn a bit about this engine. I know nothing about diesel engines. So what would be a good, entry-level book to learn the basics about maintenance, diagnoses and simple repairs. I don't want anything too technical, because I won't get through it. There's a good diesel mechanic nearby, so I'd go to him for anything major. If I could learn how to change filters, check fluids, winterize, assess things before they fail, and just have a better understanding of what's knocking around down there, that would be great. Suggestions?