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Overview

POWER EQUIPMENT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY (PEET) is designed to meet the basic needs of students interested in the subject of small engine repair by helping instructors present information that will aid in the student's learning experience. The subject matter is intended to help students become more qualified employment candidates for repair shops looking for well-prepared, entry-level technicians. PEET has been written to make the learning experience enjoyable: The easy-to-read-and-understand chapters and over 600 illustrations assist visual learners with content comprehension. The book comprises 17 chapters, starting with a brief history of the internal combustion engine and ending with a chapter on troubleshooting various conditions found on any power equipment engine. Both two-stroke and four-stroke engines are covered. PEET can be used not only by pre-entry-level technicians but also as a reference manual by practicing technicians, and it will be helpful for the general consumer of power equipment engines that has an interest in understanding how they work. In today's world, an education prior to working in the field is becoming more desirable by all shops that hire. Power equipment technicians are currently sought after and will continue to be in demand in the future as technology advances in the manufacturing of modern power equipment engines.

Edward Abdo,

Ed Abdo has been actively involved with working on all types of engines for over 40 years. He has received extensive factory training from all of the major engine and motorcycle manufacturers and has worked as a Technician, Service Manager, and Service and Parts Director. Mr. Abdo’s experience in training includes over eight years as an Instructor, Chief Instructor, and Curriculum Development Manager. He also spent 10 years with American Honda—including seven as the Assistant Manager of Service Education in Honda’s Motorcycle Division, overseeing dealer training for the United States and worldwide training of distributors for products built in the USA. Currently, Mr. Abdo has his own service and repair shop in his hometown of Springville, New York.
  • Excellent use of full-color illustrations and photos, and an easy-to-read writing style is used to cover varying degrees of student comprehension.
  • The text does a great job of introducing electrical theory. The foundation this textbook sets with its basic maintenance and troubleshooting will serve students well as they move into more advanced courses.
  • An exceptionally organized layout of chapters provides a more logical read than that of other books with similar content.
  • This book never misses a beat, with amazing attention to detail and descriptive narrations with up-to-date and accurate information.
  • An extra all-encompassing student workbook facilitates learning and the application of knowledge and skills.
1. INTRODUCTION TO POWER EQUIPMENT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY.
Objectives. Introduction. A Brief History of the Internal Combustion Engine. Power Equipment Industry Opportunities. Power Equipment Industry Education and Certification. Summary. Chapter 1 Review Questions.
2. SAFETY FIRST.
Objectives. Introduction. The Safety Attitude. Fire Safety. Hazardous Chemicals. Right-to-know Laws. Electrical Safety. Exhaust Gas Safety. Safe Operation of Equipment. Good Housekeeping Practices. Handling Heavy Objects and Materials. Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Using Tools Safely. Chapter 2 Summary. Chapter 2 Review Questions.
3. TOOLS.
Objectives. Introduction. Basic Hand Tools. Power Tools. Special Tools. Purchasing Tools. Storing Tools. Service Information Library. Summary. Chapter 3 Review Questions.
4. MEASURING SYSTEMS, FASTENERS AND THREAD REPAIR.
Objectives. Introduction. Measurement Systems. Fasteners. Inspection and Cleaning of Threaded Fasteners. Stresses on Threaded Fasteners. Tips for Working with Threaded Fasteners. Tightening and Torque. Repairing and Replacing Broken Fasteners. Chapter Summary. Chapter 4 Review Questions.
5. BASIC ENGINE OPERATION AND CONFIGURATIONS.
Objectives. Basic Engine Operation. Engine Ratings. Basic Four-Stroke Engine Components. Basic Two-Stroke Engine Components. Engine Cooling. Engine Configurations. Summary. Chapter 5 Review Questions.
6. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES.
Objectives. Introduction. General and Scientific Terms. Basic Internal Combustion Engine Operation. Internal-Combustion Engine Operation. Basic Four-Stroke Engine Components. Four Stroke Engine Theory of Operation. Two Stroke Engines. Two Stroke Engine Components. Two-Stroke Engine Theory of Operation. Two-Stroke Engine Induction Systems. Two-Stroke Exhaust Systems. Comparing Two-Stroke to Four-Stroke Engines. Summary.Chapter 6 Review Questions.
7. LUBRICATION AND COOLING SYSTEMS.
Objectives. Introduction. Lubricants and Lubrication. Friction Reducing Devices. Two Stroke Engine Lubrication. Four Stroke Engine Lubrication. Cooling Systems. Summary. Chapter 7 Review Questions.
8. FUEL SYSTEMS.
Objectives. Introduction. Fuel. Oxygen. Emissions. The Carburetor. Fuel Delivery Systems. Carburetor Types and Operation. Fuel Injection. Chapter Summary. Chapter 8 Review Questions.
9. GOVERNOR AND THROTTLE CONTROL SYSTEMS.
Objectives. Introduction. Manual Throttle Control. Governor Throttle Control. Chapter Summary. Chapter 9 Review Questions.
10. TWO STROKE ENGINE TOP END INSPECTION.
Objectives. Introduction. Diagnostics. Repair Procedures. Two-Stroke Top End Disassembly and Inspection. Two-Stroke Engine Top End Inspection. Starting the Rebuilt Engine. Chapter 10 Summary. Chapter 10 Review Questions.
11. TWO-STROKE ENGINE LOWER-END INSPECTION.
Objectives. Introduction. Repair Procedures. Two Stroke Engine Removal and Disassembly. Two Stroke Engine Lower End Inspection. Chapter 11 Summary. Chapter 11 Review Questions.
12. FOUR-STROKE ENGINE INSPECTION.
Objectives. Introduction. Diagnostics. Repair Procedures. Four-Stroke Top End Disassembly and Inspection. Four-stroke Engine Lower End Disassembly. Common Lower-End Engine Failures. Four-Stroke Engine Lower End Inspection. Four-stroke Engine Reassembly. Chapter 12 Summary. Chapter 12 Review.
13. ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS.
Objectives. Introduction. Safety Precautions with Electricity. Basic Principles of Electricity. Units of Electricity. Electrical Meters and Measurements. Magnetism. Electronic Devices. Electrical Schematics and Symbols. Electrical Terms. Chapter 13 Summary. Chapter 13 Review Questions.
14. POWER EQUIPMENT ENGINE CHARGING SYSTEMS AND DC CIRCUITS.
Objectives. Introduction. Charging Systems. Charging System Operation. Types of Charging Systems. Charging System Inspection. DC Electrical Circuits. Chapter 14 Summary. Chapter 14 Review Questions.
15. IGNITION AND ELECTRIC STARTING SYSTEMS.
Objectives. Introduction. Power Equipment Engine Ignition Systems. Basic Ignition System Components. Types of Ignition Systems. Electric Starter Systems. Chapter 15 Summary. Chapter 15 Review questions.
16. POWER EQUIPMENT ENGINE MAINTENANCE.
Objectives. Introduction. Maintenance Intervals. Power Equipment Engine Maintenance. Power Equipment Engine Storage Procedures. Chapter 16 Summary. Chapter 16 Review.
17. POWER EQUIPMENT ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING.
Objectives. Introduction. Systematic Approaches to Solving Problems. Engine Problem Troubleshooting. Fuel System Troubleshooting. Electrical Problem Troubleshooting. Abnormal Noise Troubleshooting. Chapter 17 Summary. Chapter 17 Review.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305497498
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781305497535
For your convenience, the IRCD commonly includes PowerPoint® presentations for each core textbook chapter, test bank, instructor’s manual, and other text-specific resources.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305497511
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Student Skill Guide

ISBN: 9781305497481
The Student Skill Guide is designed to reinforce students’ comprehension of the core textbook material, and to guide them through inspection, diagnostic and service/repair procedures in the lab. Each Skill Guide chapter is related to the content in the respective chapter in Modern Motorcycle Technology. The chapters include theory-based Shop Assignments and performance-based Job Sheets: The Shop Assignments are knowledge assessments that can be completed in the classroom, shop, or as homework assignments, while the Job Sheets offer step-by-step guidelines, checkpoints, and questions, for hands-on maintenance and repair activities.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Skill Guide

ISBN: 9781305497481
The Student Skill Guide is designed to reinforce students’ comprehension of the core textbook material, and to guide them through inspection, diagnostic and service/repair procedures in the lab. Each Skill Guide chapter is related to the content in the respective chapter in Modern Motorcycle Technology. The chapters include theory-based Shop Assignments and performance-based Job Sheets: The Shop Assignments are knowledge assessments that can be completed in the classroom, shop, or as homework assignments, while the Job Sheets offer step-by-step guidelines, checkpoints, and questions, for hands-on maintenance and repair activities.