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Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 5th Edition

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Overview

This comprehensive training/education package focuses on the major engine systems affecting engine performance and drivability. TODAY'S TECHNICIAN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE, 5TH EDITION is a Classroom Manual and Shop Manual that includes thoroughly updated content on ignition systems, intake and exhaust systems, fuels and emission controls and related electronics, in two comprehensive manuals. With a sharp focus on current technologies and the inclusion of outstanding learning features, this new edition provides an excellent classroom resource for students preparing to become future technicians.

Features and Benefits

  • Content updated to the 2008 NATEF Standards for Engine Performance.
  • FOCUS ON ELECTRONIC CONTROLS: An increased focus on electronic controls emphasizes the importance of today's technologies.
  • FULL COVERAGE OF CURRENT STANDARDS: The text fully covers, and is correlated to, ASE certification area A8 and the NATEF area for Engine Performance.
  • ASE STYLES QUESTIONS/PRACTICE EXAMS: ASE style questions and an ASE practice exam in the Shop Manual help to prepare readers for certification.
  • SUPPLEMENT PACKAGE: A robust supplement package offers instructors all they need to save time, enhance lectures, and keep students engaged!

Table of Contents

Part I: CLASSROOM MANUAL.
1. Overview of Engine Performance.
2. Basic Theories.
3. Engine Design and Operation.
4. Electricity and Electronics.
5. Chapter 6 Ignition Systems.
6. EI and DI.
7. Intake and Exhaust Systems.
8. Fuel Systems.
9. EFI Systems.
10. Emission Controls.
11. Computers and Input Sensors.
12. Output Devices and Computer Networking.
13. OBD II.
14. Related Systems.
Part II: SHOP MANUAL.
1. Safety.
2. Shop procedures.
3. Engine Condition Diagnosis.
4. Electrical Tests.
5. Ignition System Service.
6. EI and DI Service.
7. Intake and Exhaust Systems Service.
8. Fuel Systems Service.
9. EFI System Service.
10. Emission Control Service.
11. Computer and Input Sensor Diagnosis.
12. Output Devices and Computer system Diagnosis.
13. OBD 2 Diagnostics Or (On-Board-Diagnostics).
14. Related Systems.

What's New

  • All-new full color art program.
  • Content updated to the 2008 NATEF Standards for Engine Performance.
  • Expanded ancillaries now include enhanced PowerPoint with animations and video clips, and WebTutor Advantage cartridges for Blackboard and Angel Learning Management Systems.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Engine Performance - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 111197912X  | ISBN-13: 9781111979126

List Price = $265.95


ePack: Printed Text + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Engine Performance - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1305604563 | ISBN-13:  9781305604568

List Price = $322.95  | CengageBrain Price = $322.95


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: 143544521X | ISBN-13: 9781435445215)

Includes Test Bank in ExamView, PowerPoint with images, videos and animations, Job Sheets, NATEF correlation grids, Chapter-end questions in Word and an Image Library.

Bundle: Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance, 5th + NATEF Standards Job Sheets Area A8, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 1111121257 | ISBN-13: 9781111121259)

List Price = $297.95  | CengageBrain Price = $297.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $223.75

Student Supplements

Cengage Learning Hosted WebTutorâ„¢ Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111314411 | ISBN-13: 9781111314415)

List Price = $59.00  | CengageBrain Price = $59.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.00

Bundle: Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance, 5th + NATEF Standards Job Sheets Area A8, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 1111121257 | ISBN-13: 9781111121259)

List Price = $297.95  | CengageBrain Price = $297.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $223.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.