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Automotive Engines: Diagnosis, Repair, Rebuilding / Edition 7

Automotive Engines: Diagnosis, Repair, Rebuilding / Edition 7

by Tim Gilles


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Automotive Engines: Diagnosis, Repair, Rebuilding / Edition 7

The Fifth Edition of Automotive Engines addresses current industry trends and concerns while providing comprehensive coverage to build readers' technical expertise and critical thinking skills. Revision highlights include an enhanced engine diagnosis chapter and updated information on four-valve-per-cylinder engines, camshaft timing, variable valve timing, and high performance engines. Finally, hundreds of new and updated illustrations bring this new edition to life! Features of this book: A focus on maintenance for longer-lasting vehicles includes new, up-to-date information on engine cooling and lubrication systems. New content on the repair of high performance sport compact cars, hot rodding, and vehicle restoration reflects the evolution of the design and engineering of automotive engines. New case histories draw attention to real-world situations and provide more critical thinking practice. Repair techniques universal to all engines are discussed, preparing readers for careers in independent repair shops, parts and machine shops, and dealerships. ASE-style engine machinist practice tests and explanations included at the back of the book enable users to use the book effectively to prepare for the ESE Certification Exam. An enhanced supplemental package now includes PowerPoint[Trademark] presentations, a Computerized Test Bank, and an Image Library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781285441740
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

An automotive teacher for 38 years, Tim Gilles is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College, has authored or coauthored several textbooks, and has been active in professional associations for many years. He has served as 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 presenting at numerous conferences. Mr. Gilles has held the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinist.

Table of Contents

Dedication     v
Preface     xi
Features of the Text     xiv
About the Author     xvii
ASE Certification Tests     xviii
Acknowledgments     xix
Engine Construction, Diagnosis, Disassembly, and Inspection     1
Engine Operation     2
Simple Engine
Four Stroke Engine Operation
Cylinder Arrangement
Cylinder Block
Front-Wheel Drive
Engine Classifications
Combustion Chamber Designs
Direction of Crankshaft Rotation
Firing Order
Engine Cooling
Spark and Compression Ignition
Putting it All Together
High-Performance Engine Trivia
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Engine Shop Safety     25
General Shop Health and Safety
Shop Cleanliness
Fire Prevention
Tool and Equipment Safety
Lifting Equipment
Hazardous Materials
Engine Shop Safety Test
Diagnosing Engine Problems     52
Diagnosing Problems Before a Repair
Oil Consumption
Oil Leaks
Fuel Mixture Problems
Compression Loss
Engine Noises
Oil Pressure Problems
Cooling System Problems
Electronic Failures/Engine Damage
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Engine Removal, Disassembly, Inspection, and In-Chassis Repairs     94
Service Information
Service Literature
Engine Removal
Front-Wheel Drive Engine and Transaxle Removal
Engine Disassembly
Ordering Parts
Major Engine Repair-Engine in the Vehicle
ASE-Style Review Questions
Cleaning the Engine     145
Cleaning Methods
Cleaning the Inside of the Engine
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Measuring     163
Metric System
Measuring Tools
Precision Measuring Tools
Study Questions
The Breathing System     177
Cylinder Head: Parts and Service     178
Head Disassembly
Carbon Removal
Crack Inspection
Crack Repair
Valve Guide Inspection
Valve Guide Repair
Reaming Valve Guides
Valve Guide Seals
Resurfacing Heads
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Cylinder Head: Springs, Valves, and Valve Seats     213
Valve Springs
Rocker Arms
Valves and Valve Service
Valve Seats and Service
Reassembling the Head
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Camshafts, Lifters, Timing Belts, and Chains     255
Controlling Camshaft Thrust
Valve Lash (Clearance)
Valve Lifters
Hydraulic Lifters and Lash Adjusters
Hydraulic Lifter Operation
Valve Timing
Roller Cam and Lifters
Cam Drives
Timing Drive Maintenance
Timing the Cam to the Crank
Timing Belts
Timing Belt Replacement
A Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Engine Power Development: Manifolds, Superchargers, and Camshaft Performance     298
Intake and Exhaust Manifolds
Turbochargers and Superchargers
Belt-Driven Superchargers/Blowers
Camshaft and Engine Performance
Checking Cam Timing
Camshaft Phasing, Lobe Centers, and Lobe Spread
Cylinder Heads with Multiple Valves
Variable Valve Timing
Displacement on Demand
Power and Power Measurement
Power and Torque
Measuring Torque and Horsepower
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Cylinder Block Assembly     349
Cylinder Block: Inspection and Service     350
Cleaning the Block
Oil and Water Plugs
Main Bearing Caps
Main Bearing Bore Alignment
Decking the Block
Inspecting Cylinder Bores
Deglazing Cylinders
Reboring Cylinders
Honing Cylinders to Size
Chamfering the Cylinder
Cylinder Sleeves
Lifter Bores
Final Block Preparation
Cam Bearings
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Crankshaft, Bearings, and Engine Balancing     383
Crankshaft Design
Crank End Thrust
Checking Crank Condition
Other Crankshaft Modifications
Engine Balancing
Engine Balance
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods     420
Piston Rings
Wrist Pins
Connecting Rods
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Lubrication     456
Engine Oil Licensing and Certification
Oil Pumps
Priming the System
Oil Filters
Crankcase Ventilation
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Cooling System     485
Cooling System Circulation
Accessory Belts
Thermostat Bypass
Radiator Fan
Ethylene Glycol Coolant
Coolant Service
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Engine Repair and Reassembly     523
Engine Hardware: Fasteners, Thread Repair, and Gaskets     524
Characteristics of Fasteners
Bolt Stretch
Torque and Friction
Drill Bits
Taps, Threads, and Dies
Repairing Broken Fasteners and Damaged Threads
Automotive Tubing Repair
Cylinder Head Gaskets
Gasket Sealers
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Reassembly and Starting     576
Completion of Assembly
Engine Installation
Ignition System Installation and Timing
Engine Starting and Initial Break-in of the Camshaft
Final Inspection and Cleaning
Study Questions
ASE-Style Review Questions
Appendix     617
Glossary     635
Index     639

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