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ATE 131 - Major Engine Service

Credits: 4
5 Skills Lab Hours

This course introduces students to major engine repair using industry-approved procedures. Emphasis is placed on component identifications, the proper use of measuring tools and determining the reusability of parts to restore engines to factory-approved specifications. Students learn to make clearance checks, replace pistons and rings, inspect and replace crankshaft bearings, service valve train components and make all required timing adjustments. Diagnosis of internal engine component failures using industry-recognized tools and techniques is covered. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify different types and configurations of the internal combustion engine.
  2. Apply approved service manual techniques to the disassembly and reassembly of the internal combustion engine.
  3. Define internal and external engine components.
  4. Explain the cause of internal engine failures using industry-recognized diagnostic publications and testing instruments.
  5. Analyze the condition and reusability of engine components.
Listed Topics
  1. Precision engine measuring and assembly tools
  2. Engine condition and failure analysis
  3. Engine configurations and specifications
  4. Engine oils, lubrication and cooling systems
  5. Engine symptom analysis
  6. Component theory, operation and design
  7. Engine overhaul
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/25/2021

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