This book is an excellent introduction to compact and automotive diesel engines. How the engines are used in a variety of equipment is explained in a detailed, yet easy to understand format. Topics of theory, operation, service, diagnosis and troubleshooting of diesel engines make this a practical and valuable resource. The material is geared toward a reader with an understanding of gasoline engines with a need to know about diesel engines. This book will supplement a service manual well with its extensive illustrations from US and foreign manufacturers.