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Overview

This complete and concise guide takes a realistic look at the services typically performed in today's modern automotive shop, detailing everything you need to know to repair automotive engines. Current and relevant practices are fully covered, and each engine repair topic is broken down by theory and operation, followed by diagnosis and applicable service and repair procedures. Interesting facts, engaging artwork, and friendly language all welcome readers into the material. Issues of health and safety, as well as soft skills such as communication and professionalism, are stressed throughout. Material in this book is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines, and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Engine Repair (A1) Certification Exam.

Elisabeth Dorries, Vermont Technical College

Elisabeth H. Dorries is a Professor of Automotive Technology at Vermont Technical College. She is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician, Master Truck Technician, Master Machinist, Advanced Engine Performance - L1, Advanced Truck Engine Performance - L2, and Alternative Fuels Specialist. Elisabeth Dorries is also a member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), STS (Service Technicians Society) and NACAT (North American Council of Automotive Teachers).
  • concise, relatively short chapters and a simple, orderly writing style expedite the learning process
  • abundant pictures of current equipment and procedures, depicting automotive technicians and trainees, allow readers to truly "see" how components work, how they wear or are broken, and how service and repair procedures are performed
  • review questions at the end of each chapter follow the ASE-style format and familiarize readers with the style used on the Engine Repair (A1) exam
  • An appendix of all ASE-style questions will help prepare readers for the certification exam in engine repair
  • Each TechOne title begins with a section on Safety and Communication that stresses safe work practices, tool competence, and familiarity with workplace "soft skills" for success as an automotive technician
  • A bilingual glossary offers Spanish translations of technical terms alongside English counterparts
  • This TechOne title has a corresponding Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM that contains the answers to all chapter-end review questions, PowerPoint slides for classroom presentations, a computerized test bank, and adaptable Electronic Worksheets so instructors can create in-class assignments or homework
SECTION ONE SAFETY AND COMMUNICATION
Safe Working Practices
Engine Diagnostic and Repair Tools
Engine Hardware, Gaskets and Sealants
Working as an Engine Repair Technician
SECTION TWO ENGINE OPERATION AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Engine Operation
Engine Measurement and Ratings
Engine Fules and Combustion
Lubrication System Operation
Lubrication System Service
Cooling System Operation
Cooling System Maintenance, Diagnosis and Repair
Intake and Exhaust System Operation and Diagnosis
Turbochargers and Superchargers
SECTION THREE ENGINE EVALUATION
Vacuum Gauge Diagnosis
Spark Plug Evalutaion and Power Balance Testing
Compression Testing
Cylinder Leakage Testing
Engine Smoke and Noise Diagnosis
SECTION FOUR ENGINE BLOCK CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION AND REPAIR
Engine Removal
Engine Disassembly
Engine Block construction
Block Measurement and Analysis
Block Repair and Assembly
SECTION FIVE CYLINDER HEAD CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION, AND REPAIR
Cylinder Head Construction
Cylinder Head Component Relplacement and Disassembly
Cylinder Head Component Inspection
Cylinder Head Service and Assembly
SECTION SIX Timing Mechanism Construction, Inspection, and Repair
Timing Mechanism Construction
Timing Mechanism Inspection
Timing Mechanism Repair and Assembly
SECTION SEVEN ENGINE ASSEMBLY AND BREAK-IN
Valve Adjustment
Final Assembly
Engine Installation
Engine Startup and Break-In
Appendix A: ASE Practice Exam for Engine Repair
Appendix B: Metric Conversions
Appendix C: Special tool Suppliers
Bilingual Glossary
Index

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

TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

ISBN: 9781401839895
Automotive heating and air conditioning systems have undergone massive changes in both system design and components as a result of growing concerns for the environment, varying consumer preferences, and industry changes. TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning is a modular, performance-based approach to understanding, diagnosing, and repairing automotive-air conditioning systems. It examines the theory behind the operation of the latest generation of heating and air-conditioning systems, including how the theories are applied, and offers readers the opportunity to practice the skills that will enable them to compete in the air-conditioning service market. Material is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Heating and Air Conditioning A7 Certification Exam.

Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781401839901

FOR STUDENTS

TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

ISBN: 9781401839895
Automotive heating and air conditioning systems have undergone massive changes in both system design and components as a result of growing concerns for the environment, varying consumer preferences, and industry changes. TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning is a modular, performance-based approach to understanding, diagnosing, and repairing automotive-air conditioning systems. It examines the theory behind the operation of the latest generation of heating and air-conditioning systems, including how the theories are applied, and offers readers the opportunity to practice the skills that will enable them to compete in the air-conditioning service market. Material is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Heating and Air Conditioning A7 Certification Exam.