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05-20-2011 12:58 AM
mitiempo The original poster may not have a 4-108 anymore - his post is 9 years old.
05-20-2011 12:09 AM
Argyle38 Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair (9780070096127): Nigel Calder: Books

Marine Diesel Engines by Nigel Calder.

This book is a good one to have. I have a 108 as well. They are an old but good design. A course is a good idea if you don't have much experience with car engines. If you do, then going to diesel is just a matter of understanding the differences. Most of the differences gas and diesel won't even mater when you talk about typical maintainance items.

One thing I would advise, is to make sure that what ever class you take covers small older engine and ideally marine engine issues. I would guess that most of the classes you will find at community collages and such, will cover large, modern truck diesels, because that is where the market is. These engines will actually have very little in common to your 108, outside of the basic function.

One of the things I've noticed over the years is how little information there is available for diesel engine, and the Perkins 108 in particular. This is surprising considering how many of these engines are out there. So for particular questions about a specific issue, you will have to dig a bit.

I have a shop manual that covers the 4.99, 107 and 108. I think it's scanned from a 1973 manual, which is way older than my engine, but the engines didn't change much after that time. If you would like it send me a PM and I'll email it to you. I recommend taking it to kinkos or similar and having it printed and bound, so you can have it at the boat.

Good luck, they are great engines that can take a real beating and will last as long as you keep them repaired.
05-20-2011 12:09 AM
JiffyLube Try your local U.S. Power Squadron, as they offer a cheap diesel engine class.
05-19-2011 11:45 PM
L124C FYI: You posted this in the Gear and Maintenance Forum. The G&M forum has a diesel subsection. Thought you might want to know.
05-17-2011 04:40 PM
dgililov Hello, i sail in bay area, ca. Have Yanmar 1GM inboard engine,
Since i am new to the diesel maintenence and repairs i was wandering if anyone knows where can i find some training courses or instructional videos.. searched the internet but could not find anything so far..
04-04-2002 12:50 PM
Diesel Maintenance and Repair Classes

I do a lot of reading etc on the subject but I really think being able to discuss the various subjects with a real human being would be very helpful.

Thanks for the idea.

04-04-2002 12:49 PM
Diesel Maintenance and Repair Classes

I had heard that Yanmar was doing a course somewhere in the area. Thanks for the info and its good to here that you found the course worthwhile.

04-04-2002 12:47 PM
Diesel Maintenance and Repair Classes

Thanks for the information.

04-04-2002 06:03 AM
Diesel Maintenance and Repair Classes

Have you looked for a video ? There are several out there. Try West Marine.
04-03-2002 05:40 PM
Diesel Maintenance and Repair Classes

Mastry Marine just had a course on Yanmar''s, I too have an p 4 108, took the course anyway, it was very helpful. Mastry is in St. Petersburg.
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