Mechanical Engineering

Practical Diesel Engine Overhaul

Duration:  5 days
Per Delegate:  £940.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the basic operating principles of practical diesel engine overhaul.
  • Demonstrate the required knowledge to prepare a safe area and understand the safe working practices in relation to practical diesel engine overhaul.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to fully dismantle, reassemble, and carry out necessary testing on a diesel engine.

Course Content

  • Diesel engine construction, operating principles
  • Prepare for and carry out a full diesel engine strip down, maintaining correct orientation of parts
  • Take appropriate measures to protect and preserve fine tolerance machined components
  • Use safe and appropriate dismantling methods and aids
  • Check wear dimensions, fits and running clearances on crankshaft bearings, pistons, cylinder liners etc. and choose appropriate remedial actions when these are out of tolerance
  • Perform non-destructive examination of components using dye penetrant, magnetic particle and visual inspection techniques
  • Rebuild the diesel engine applying bolt torques, setting clearances and following assembly procedures as prescribed in the makers manual
  • Test, overhaul and adjust fuel injectors
  • Install all ancillary components and carry out compression test, coolant system leak test, set fuel pump timing & bleed fuel lines
  • Start, run and test a diesel engine, fault finding and resolving starting and running problems.


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Technicians and Engineers, who in performing their normal duties, will be required to carry out major dismantling and rebuilding of diesel engines. Delegates must possess basic mechanical skills in the use of hand tools and precision measurement.


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