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Overview

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, while a coordinating 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.

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 coverage of direct fuel injection, providing additional depth and detail on this important topic.
  • Rewritten chapters focused on fuel systems and electronic fuel injection systems, streamlining chapter content to communicate the essentials in an efficient, reader-friendly way.
  • Information on ignition systems has been revised for greater relevance to current vehicles, although important aspects of distributor ignition systems are still explored to provide readers with a broad knowledge base.
  • Revised end-of-chapter questions to improve reader comprehension, true to the Today's Technician Series’ reputation for delivering detailed and technically accurate content.
  • In addition to adding 20 new Job Sheets, NATEF coverage now encompasses not only the MAST task list, but also AST and MLR, providing even better preparation for success as a professional automotive technician.
  • The text correlates with the current NATEF A8 Standard for Engine Performance, as well as ASE Certification criteria, providing full preparation for learners who demand the latest information available on the market.
  • 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 chapter content help instructors and programs ensure proper coverage for certification requirements.
  • Supplements available to accompany the text include enhanced PowerPoint® slides with animations and video clips, chapter tests in Cognero, an Image Gallery, an Instructor Guide, Job Sheets, and more!
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. Electronic Ignition (EI) Systems.
10. Emission Control Systems.
11. Computer Outputs and Networks.
12. OBD II.
13. Related Systems.
PART II: SHOP MANUAL.
1. Tools and Safety.
2. Typical Shop Procedures and Equipment.
3. General Engine Condition Diagnosis.
4. Basic Electrical Tests and Service.
5. Intake and Exhaust System Diagnosis and Service.
6. Engine Control System Diagnosis and Service.
7. Fuel System Diagnosis and Service.
8. Electronic Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Service.
9. Electronic Ignition System (EI) Diagnosis and Service.
10. Emission Control System Diagnosis and Service.
11. Servicing Computer Outputs and Networks.
12. On-Board Diagnostic (OBD II) System Diagnostics and Service.
13. Related Systems.
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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.

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ISBN: 9781305958296
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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.

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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.

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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.