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VI Victoria 2019 - Diesel Maintenance and Servicing

Learn to treat your engine well. Ben Gartside of Gartside Marine is offering a two-day workshop on diesel engine maintenance and servicing. Topics include regular maintenance requirements, cooling system, exhaust and ventilation, fuel system, electrical system, transmission and stern gear.

2019-11-30 to 2019-12-01
When: Sat Nov 30 & Sun Dec 1, 2019
Where: Sidney Library, Nel Horth Room (mornings); and Gartside Marine Engines (afternoons)
10091 Resthaven Dr.
Sidney, British Columbia  V8L 3G3
Presenter: Ben Gartside
Contact: Trina Holt or Lionel Dobson

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Course Information:

Mornings will be spent lecture-style with Ben. Get handouts and watch slides as Ben explains about your engine’s systems. In the afternoon, get your hands on an actual diesel engine at his shop and solidify what you learned in the morning. 

·     regular maintenance requirements

·     cooling system, exhaust, and ventilation 

·     fuel system 

·     electrical system

·     transmission and stern gear 

About the Instructor: Ben Gartside is a lifetime mechanical technician and President of Gartside Marine Engines, an engine installation and repair facility for pleasure boats and light commercial craft. Ben’s specialty is small marine diesel engines and inboard installations.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 30th and December 1st, 2019

Times: 0900h-1600h both days


Mornings will be spent in lecture at: 

Sidney Library, 10091 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC, Nel Horth Room,V8L 3G3

Afternoons will be spent in practicum at:

Gartside Marine Engines, 2202 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC


BCA Members: $170

Non-members: $200

Maximum Class Size: 16 participants

Lunch: It is best to bring a bag lunch as time will not be sufficient to eat in town.

Contact: Trina Holt or Lionel Dobson

Cancellation: A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.

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