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Overview

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Ken Pickerill,

Ken Pickerill is a Certified Master Automotive Technician (with ASE Area L1 and X1) and an instructor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Pickerill was a technician for 22 years before entering the training field, and he has more than 36 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.
  • Expanded content on Direct Fuel Injection and Return-Less Fuel Systems brings readers up to date, while an entire new chapter explores Pulse Width Modulated Fuel Systems and its effects on fuel economy.
  • Updated chapters include a thorough look at Variable Valve Timing and its positive impact on engine performance, as well as in-depth discussions on related diagnostic methods.
  • The 6th Edition includes revised end-of-chapter questions to increase reader comprehension while bolstering the Today's Technician Series reputation for delivering detailed and technically accurate content.
  • New for the 6th Edition, the available CourseMate learning tool ratchets up student performance with an e-book, interactive note taking, quizzing, videos, and more.
  • Describe the key features (e.g. a chapter in the TOC, a feature to spotlight, a supplement to call out, and technology to mention) instructors will want to be aware of.
  • Correlates with the current NATEF A8 Standard for Engine Performance, as well as ASE Certification criteria; the 6th Edition fully prepares learners with the latest information available on the market.
  • The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE, 6th Edition has been updated to focus on the latest advances in automotive technologies, such as electronic controls.
  • ASE-style questions and an ASE sample exam give readers the extra practice they need to prepare for certification; NATEF correlations on the applicable Job Sheets, and a NATEF correlation chart for the chatper content help instructors and programs ensure proper coverage for certification requirements
  • Supplements available with the 6th Edition include enhanced PowerPoint™ slides with animations and video clips, chapter tests in ExamView, Image Library, Instructor Guide, Job Sheets, WebTutor® Advantage cartridges for Blackboard ® and Angel Learning Management Systems, and CourseMate interactive learning tools.
PART I: CLASSROOM MANUAL.
1. Overview of Engine Performance.
2. Basic Theories.
3. Engine Design and Operation.
4. Electricity and Electronics.
5. Intake and Exhaust Systems.
6. Input Sensors.
7. Fuel Systems.
8. Electronic Fuel Injection Systems.
9. Distributor Ignition.
10. Electronic Ignition (EI) Systems.
11. Emission Control Systems.
12. Computer Outputs and Networks.
13. OBD II.
14. Related Systems.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133592872
  • ISBN-13: 9781133592877
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $67.50
  • RETAIL $89.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781305958302
This useful CD-ROM contains a variety of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. It presents chapter-by-chapter suggestions and resources to enhance and facilitate learning.

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305958296
Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Shop Manual - Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance

ISBN: 9781305958272
The Seventh Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and drivability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel, ignition, and emissions. The Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. The new Seventh Edition features updates covering the latest automotive technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Classroom Manual for Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Performance

ISBN: 9781305958265
The Seventh Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and drivability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel, ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory. The new Seventh Edition features updates covering the latest automotive technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305958326
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.

FOR STUDENTS

Shop Manual - Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance

ISBN: 9781305958272
The Seventh Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and drivability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel, ignition, and emissions. The Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. The new Seventh Edition features updates to cover the latest automotive technologies and take automotive technician training to new levels.

Classroom Manual for Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Performance

ISBN: 9781305958265
The Seventh Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and drivability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel, ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory. The new Seventh Edition features updates to cover the latest automotive technologies and take automotive technician training to new levels.