Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems, 2E / Edition 2

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Written by an experienced truck technician in easy-to-understand language, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to highway diesel engines and their management systems. Coverage of the full range of truck diesels from light duty to heavy duty is provided, as well as the most current diesel engine management electronics used today. New topics include rotary distributor pumps, alternate fuel technologies, multiplexing, Bosch electronic common rail systems, and Cummins CAPS and HPI-TP. Recent innovations in engine technology and greatly expanded coverage of SAE J1667 emissions testing round out the enhancements, making this edition a superior learner's guide and an invaluable reference to the practicing technician

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401814991
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/19/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 808
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Bennett began his career in industry, first with a Freightliner dealership in Sarnia, Ontario, then with Mack Trucks Incorporated, in Allentown, PA. He subsequently pursued a teaching career at Toronto's Centennial College, where he was Program Coordinator of the Truck and Diesel Department. Over a twenty-year span at Centennial College, Mr. Bennett chaired various motive power curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario, authored curricula and spearheaded the implementation of competency-based outcome models. Mr. Bennett has authored over twenty books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment, and automotive technology, and currently devotes all his time to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association's Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC), the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).

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Table of Contents

DIESEL ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS. Introduction. Hand and Shop Tools. Personal Safety Equipment. Engine Fundamentals. History of the Heat Engine. Power. Diesel Engine Powertrain Assemblies. Diesel Engine Feedback Assembly. Engine Housing Components. Diesel Engine Lubrication systems. Diesel Engine Cooling Systems. Engine Breathing. Engine Retarders. Diesel Engine Removal, Disassembly, Cleaning, Inspection and Reassembly. Diesel Engine Run-in and Performance Testing. HYDROMECHANICAL DIESEL FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS. Chemistry and Combustion in Diesel Engines. Diesel fuel characteristics.Fuel Sub systems. Overview of hydromechanical injection basics. Hydraulic injector nozzles. Port helix metering injection pumps. Mechanical unit injection systems - DDC. Caterpillar MUI systems. Cummins PT system. Rotary distributor pumps. Governors. Alternate fuel systems. Failure analysis, troubleshooting and diagnoses strategies. COMPUTERIZED TRUCK ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. Review of electrical and electronics fundamentals. Digital Computers. Networking and Communications in the Trucking Industry. Vehicle Digital Computers. Electronic Service Tools. Electrical Wiring, Connector and Terminal Repair. Multiplexing. Bosch Electronic Distributor and Common Rail Systems. Mack V MAC I & II. Detroit Diesel DDEC. Caterpillar ADEMS and Volvo VECTRO EUI Systems. Cummins CELECT Plus. Bosch EUP Systems on Mack V MAC III and Mercedes Benz. Caterpillar and International Trucks HEUI. Cummins HPI-TP. Cummins CAPS. Emissions.

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