AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES: DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR, REBUILDING 6E is an ideal book to build readers' technical expertise and critical thinking skills, while providing them with information on current industry trends and concerns. It contains updated, accurate, and comprehensive information on what is needed to diagnose, repair, and rebuild automotive engines. This revised addition includes an enhanced chapter on engine diagnosis and updated information on four-valve-per-cylinder engines, camshaft timing, variable valve timing, and high performance engines. Benefits: NEW! Includes Instructor Resource Materials that contain an extensive collection of lab sheets in electronic Microsoft Word format that address NATEF Standards and which can be easily customized to suit the needs of the instructor. Also included are lesson plans that can be used as a starting point for teachers new to the engine rebuilding area and a supplemental practice test bank. Includes ASE-style engine machinist practice tests and explanations in the back of the book that will help readers to effectively prepare for the ASE Certification Exam. NEW! New illustrations and photos of unusual wear and failed parts to help students understand how to correct problems so they do not recur. NEW! Updated information on repairing and restoring high performance sport compact cars, including vintage racing cars. NEW! Updated information on the ever-changing areas of cooling and lubrication. NEW! Includes the following additional updates: separation of interesting but dated material from the rest of the information on Vintage Engines; inclusion of real-world case histories that provide critical thinking practice; addition of new shop tips; addition of generic engine machining tips from experienced machinists. Includes updated information on engine cooling and lubrication systems, with a focus on maintenance for longer-lasting vehicles. Includes new content on the repair of high performan
Tim Gilles has been active in professional associations for many years. He was president and a board member of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), a board member and election committee chair of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), a member of the California Community College Chancellor's Trade and Industry Advisory Committee, and education committee chair for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association. Mr. Gilles has also served several terms as a board member of the Santa Barbara Automotive Service Council and is active in industry associations such as AERA, The Automotive Repair Coalition, and IATN, including delivering presentations at numerous conferences. He was an automotive teacher for 38 years and is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Gilles is an ASE Master Automotive Machinist and an ASE Master Automotive Technician.