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Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuilding, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual 6th Edition

Chris Hadfield | Randy Nussler

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TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE REPAIR & REBUILDING, CLASSROOM MANUAL AND SHOP MANUAL, Sixth Edition, delivers the theoretical and practical knowledge technicians need to repair and service modern automotive engines and prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Repair certification exam. Designed to address all National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards for Engine Repair, this system-specific text addresses engine construction, engine operation, intake and exhaust systems, and engine repair, as well as the basics of engine rebuilding. Forward-looking discussions include advances in hybrid technology, factors affecting engine performance, and the design and function of modern engine components. Long known for its technical accuracy and concise writing style, the Sixth Edition includes extensive updates to reflect the latest NATEF standards, new information on current industry trends and developments, additional drawings and photos, and a variety of electronic tools for instructors.

Chris Hadfield, Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence

Christopher Hadfield is currently director the Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence. Previous to this appointment, he was dean of career and technical education in Brainerd, Minnesota, capping a decade of experience as an automotive technology instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools, including stints as department chair and program coordinator. Before teaching, Chris was a master certified automotive technician working for a GM dealership, an independent, and a retail store, as well as owning his own business. In addition to being ASE Master Certified and ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certified, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in automotive engineering technology with a minor in manufacturing engineering technology from Minnesota State University Mankato, and he has a Master of Education degree in community college teaching and learning from the University of Illinois Urbana--Champaign. Combining high school and college teaching expertise, along with hands-on experience from the shop, Chris lends his critical eye to a variety of Delmar-Cengage Learning automotive publications, including TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & SYSTEMS and AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE JOB SHEETS FOR NATEF TASK MASTERY.

Randy Nussler, New Market Skills Center

Randy Nussler began teaching in 2003, has taught in all eight ASE automotive areas at post-secondary schools, and recently began teaching at the secondary level. Before teaching, Randy was an automotive technician for 18 years, working for a Nissan and Subaru dealership, an independent import service center, and a Goodyear store. He has an Associate of Science degree in automotive technology from New England Institute of Technology and has worked for Cengage as an automotive subject matter expert writer and reviewer on over two dozen projects. He is ASE Master, L1 Advanced Engine Performance, and A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines Certified and is a member and treasurer of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). In 2011 he received the Delmar-Cengage Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award, and in 2014 he was named ASE Instructor of the Year by Gates Tools for Schools.

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  • Chapters deliver key information and reinforce important skills related to engine system and component maintenance, diagnosis, and repair, providing a thorough grounding in essential knowledge required for a successful automotive career.
  • Showcasing engines, components, and tools in remarkable detail, this comprehensive text offers an in-depth introduction to today’s automotive shops, giving readers a finely tuned understanding of the industry.
  • Practical information on hybrid vehicles, including service precautions and procedures, emphasizes real-world, on-the-job issues to prepare readers for the automotive shop of tomorrow.
  • A straightforward writing style and appealing page layouts make information easy to follow and consistent with the Today’s Technician series. In addition, complex systems are broken into easier-to-understand explanations, and standard industry terms and vernacular are explained in the text, making content accessible even for readers new to the field.
  • A realistic ASE practice exam, included in the Shop Manual, provides excellent preparation for success on the Engine Repair certification test.

Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuilding, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual


Classroom Manual
1. Automotive Engines.
2. Engine Repair and Rebuilding Industry.
3. Theory of Engine Operation.
4. Engine Operating Systems.
5. Factors Affecting Engine Performance.
6. Engine Materials, Fasteners, Gaskets, and Seals.
7. Intake and Exhaust Systems.
8. Engine Configurations, Mounts, and Remanufactured Engines.
9. Cylinder Heads.
10. Camshafts and Valve Trains.
11. Timing Mechanisms.
12. Engine Block Construction.
13. Pistons, Rings, Connecting Rods, and Bearings.
14. Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles.

Shop Manual
1. Safety and Shop Practices.
2. Engine Rebuilding Tools and Skills.
3. Basic Testing, Initial Inspection, and Service Procedures.
4. Diagnosing and Servicing Engine Operating Systems.
5. Diagnosing Engine Performance Concerns.
6. Repair and Replacement of Engine Fasteners, Gaskets, and Seals.
7. Intake and Exhaust System Diagnosis and Service.
8. Engine Removal, Engine Swap, and Engine Installation.
9. Cylinder Head Disassemble, Inspection, and Service.
10. Valve Train Service.
11. Timing Mechanism Service.
12. Inspecting, Disassembling, and Servicing the Cylinder Block Assembly.
13. Short Block Component Service and Engine Assembly.
14. Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Service.

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