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ATE 131 - Major Engine Service

Credits: 4
5 Skills Lab Hours

This course will introduce students to major engine repair using industry-approved procedures. Emphasis will be placed on component identifications, the proper use of measuring tools and determining the reusability of parts to restore engines to factory-approved specifications. Students will be able to make clearance checks, replace piston 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 will also be covered. Certain course sections will be manufacturer specific.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Use precision engine measuring tools.
  2. Identify different types and configurations of the internal combustion engine.
  3. Apply approved service manual techniques to the disassembly and reassembly of the internal combustion engine.
  4. Define internal and external engine components and analyze their condition and reusability.
  5. Explain the cause of internal engine failures using industry-recognized diagnostic publications and testing instruments.
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.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 12/21/2011

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