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Modern Diesel Technology: Light Duty Diesels, 1st Edition

  • Sean Bennett
  • ISBN-10: 1435480473  |  ISBN-13: 9781435480476
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • List Price = $ 116.95
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About

Overview

MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: LIGHT DUTY DIESELS provides a thorough introduction to the light-duty diesel engine, now the power plant of choice in pickup trucks and automobiles to optimize fuel efficiency and longevity. While the major emphasis is on highway usage, best-selling author Sean Bennett also covers small stationary and mobile off-highway diesels. Using a modularized structure, Bennett helps the reader achieve a conceptual grounding in diesel engine technology. After exploring the tools required to achieve hands-on technical competency, the text explores major engine subsystems and fuel management systems used over the past decade, including the common rail fuel systems that manage almost all current light duty diesel engines. In addition, this text covers engine management systems, computer controls, multiplexing electronics, diesel emissions and the means used to control them. All generations of CAN-bus technology are examined, including the latest automotive CAN-C multiplexing and the basics of network bus troubleshooting. ASE A-9 certification learning objectives are addressed in detail.

Features and Benefits

  • Uses a building-block approach to introduce readers to diesel engine technology, beginning with engine hardware and advancing to computer controls, CAN-bus networking and emission control logic.
  • Includes hundreds of photographs and colorful line illustrations to help explain technical concepts.
  • Targets the learning objectives of the newly introduced ASE A-9 Certification Exam.
  • Offers clearly stated learning objectives, chapter review questions, a detailed glossary of terms and many practical tips for working on diesel engines.

Table of Contents

1. Shop safety.
2. Introduction to diesel engines.
3. Diesel engine cylinder blocks
4. Cylinder head assemblies.
5. Intake and exhaust systems.
6. Cooling and lubricating circuits.
7. Fuel subsystems.
8. Injectors.
9. Pump line nozzle (PLN) fuel injection systems.
10. Electronically controlled injection systems.
11. Engine electrical (cranking and charging).
12. Engine electronics.
13. Emissions controls.
14. Servicing and maintenance.
15. Diagnostics and testing.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 143548049X | ISBN-13: 9781435480490)

Instructor Resources t/a MDT: Light Duty Diesels This valuable instructors CD-ROM contains a 64-page Instructor's Manual, an Image Gallery, PowerPoint slide with selected text images, and a set of chapter tests to help.

Modern Diesel Technology: Electricity and Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401880134 | ISBN-13: 9781401880132)

In this new treatment of a fundamentally important subject, student technicians will quickly grasp electrical principles thanks to the author's straightforward comparisons between compressed air systems and electricity. An emphasis on troubleshooting helps cultivate key problem-solving skills that are vital to gaining an understanding of modern truck electrical systems. Numerous examples that feature the most advanced truck in the North American market, the International High Performance model, help readers grasp electrical theory within a high-tech context. Coverage of the latest topics includes body system controllers, multiplexed instrumentation, and the interaction between the various electronic modules on a modern truck.

List Price = $204.95  | CengageBrain Price = $204.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.75

Modern Diesel Technology: Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis  (ISBN-10: 1401870791 | ISBN-13: 9781401870799)

Gain a sound understanding of electronically controlled diesel engines as well as maintenance and diagnostic procedures. This book uses the ASE L2 "composite" diesel engine as a platform for fostering a detailed understanding of current truck engine management systems including electronic unit injector (EUI), hydraulically actuated electronic unit injector (HEUI), electronic unit pump (EUP), time-pressure injection (HPI-TP), computer-controlled pump-line-nozzle (PLN), and diesel common rail (CR) fuel management systems. Coverage is comprehensive in scope, addressing vehicle management computers, electronic service tools (ESTs), connector and wiring repair, and the principles of multiplexing, as well as each major system of the various fuel management systems used on today's diesel powered trucks.

List Price = $194.95  | CengageBrain Price = $194.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.25

Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems  (ISBN-10: 1428366660 | ISBN-13: 9781428366664)

The most comprehensive guide to highway diesel engines and their management systems available today, Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems, 3E is a user-friendly resource for both entry-level and experienced technicians alike. Coverage includes the full range of truck diesels, from light duty to heavy duty, as well as the most current diesel engine management electronics used in the industry. The updated third edition features all-new discussions of series and parallel hybrid drivetrains that use both electric and hydraulic hybrid technology, emerging battery and ultracapacitor technology popular in hybrid electric vehicles, expanded coverage of the new Delphi E3 injectors used in post-2007 Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Volvo and Mack engines, and more. With an emphasis on today’s computer technology that sets it apart from any other book on the market, this is an ideal guide to working effectively in modern truck service facilities.

List Price = $320.95  | CengageBrain Price = $320.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $240.75

Student Supplements

Modern Diesel Technology: Electricity and Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401880134 | ISBN-13: 9781401880132)

In this new treatment of a fundamentally important subject, student technicians will quickly grasp electrical principles thanks to the author's straightforward comparisons between compressed air systems and electricity. An emphasis on troubleshooting helps cultivate key problem-solving skills that are vital to gaining an understanding of modern truck electrical systems. Numerous examples that feature the most advanced truck in the North American market, the International High Performance model, help readers grasp electrical theory within a high-tech context. Coverage of the latest topics includes body system controllers, multiplexed instrumentation, and the interaction between the various electronic modules on a modern truck.

List Price = $204.95  | CengageBrain Price = $204.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.75

Modern Diesel Technology: Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis  (ISBN-10: 1401870791 | ISBN-13: 9781401870799)

Gain a sound understanding of electronically controlled diesel engines as well as maintenance and diagnostic procedures. This book uses the ASE L2 "composite" diesel engine as a platform for fostering a detailed understanding of current truck engine management systems including electronic unit injector (EUI), hydraulically actuated electronic unit injector (HEUI), electronic unit pump (EUP), time-pressure injection (HPI-TP), computer-controlled pump-line-nozzle (PLN), and diesel common rail (CR) fuel management systems. Coverage is comprehensive in scope, addressing vehicle management computers, electronic service tools (ESTs), connector and wiring repair, and the principles of multiplexing, as well as each major system of the various fuel management systems used on today's diesel powered trucks.

List Price = $194.95  | CengageBrain Price = $194.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.25

Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems  (ISBN-10: 1428366660 | ISBN-13: 9781428366664)

The most comprehensive guide to highway diesel engines and their management systems available today, Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems, 3E is a user-friendly resource for both entry-level and experienced technicians alike. Coverage includes the full range of truck diesels, from light duty to heavy duty, as well as the most current diesel engine management electronics used in the industry. The updated third edition features all-new discussions of series and parallel hybrid drivetrains that use both electric and hydraulic hybrid technology, emerging battery and ultracapacitor technology popular in hybrid electric vehicles, expanded coverage of the new Delphi E3 injectors used in post-2007 Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Volvo and Mack engines, and more. With an emphasis on today’s computer technology that sets it apart from any other book on the market, this is an ideal guide to working effectively in modern truck service facilities.

List Price = $320.95  | CengageBrain Price = $320.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $240.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sean Bennett

Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During a 20-year tenure at the college he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings, and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment, and automotive technology and currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. He is widely regarded as the foremost author in medium/heavy duty truck technology.