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These days, the diesel engine propells most of the tonnage of all of the world's shipping. Given good care, the diesel engine provides maximum effect on minimum oil consumption. The engineer will see to that at the moment he is checking the temperatures of the exhaust gases and cooling water. To make a further study of the diesel engine, we leave the engineer and his instruments, and put sightglasses on the engine from top to bottom. This reveals the moveable parts - pistons, piston rods, crossheads, and connecting rod and crankshaft...