Automotive Engine Performance eBook (5e) : 9780134066974

Automotive Engine Performance eBook (5e)

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About the book: This book is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series, which provides full-colour, media-integrated solutions for today’s students and instructors covering all eight areas of ASE certification, plus additional titles covering common courses. Peer reviewed for technical accuracy, the series and the books in it represent the future of automotive textbooks.

This title is designed to be a two-semester text and covers the fundamental ASE/NATEF designated topic of Automotive Engine Performance (A8), including courses in Automotive Engine Performance, Automotive Technology, Fuel and Emissions, Automotive Emission Control Systems, Automotive Performance and Drivability, and Computer Engine Control Systems  taught in today's schools and colleges.

Automotive Engine Performance, 5th Edition covers both the fundamental and advanced engine performance topics, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. Written by a service technician and an automotive instructor—not a technical writer—and fully up to date with the latest automotive engine performance systems used since 2005, the text is revered as the best available text on the subject. Formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, Halderman’s text uses helpful tips and full-color, step-by-step visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job.

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Table of contents
  • 1.     Service Information, Tools and Safety
  • 2.     Environmental and Hazardous Materials
  • 3.     Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications
  • 4.     Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis
  • 5.     Gasoline
  • 6.     Alternative Fuels
  • 7.     Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels
  • 8.     Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis
  • 9.     Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis
  • 10.  Intake and Exhaust Systems
  • 11.  Variable Valve Timing Systems
  • 12.  Turbocharging and Supercharging
  • 13.  Engine Condition Diagnosis
  • 14.  In-Vehicle Engine Service
  • 15.  Advanced Starting and Charging Systems Diagnosis
  • 16.  Ignition System Components and Operation
  • 17.  Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
  • 18.  Computer and Network Fundamentals
  • 19.  Onboard Diagnosis
  • 20.  Temperature Sensors
  • 21.  Throttle Position (TP) Sensors
  • 22.  MAP/BARO Sensors
  • 23.  Mass Air Flow Sensors
  • 24.  Oxygen Sensors
  • 25.  Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors
  • 26.  Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters
  • 27.  Fuel-Injection Components and Operation
  • 28.  Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems
  • 29.  Electronic Throttle Control System
  • 30.  Fuel-Injection System Diagnosis and Service
  • 31.  Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing
  • 32.  Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis
  • 33.  Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis
Features & benefits
  • Cover important automotive topics in a student-friendly format:
    • Present topics in 33 short, easy-to-read chapters. Automotive Engine Performance, 5/emakes teaching and learning easier by breaking the content into small, manageable segments. It features twice as many chapters as competitive texts so that a topic or an entire short chapter can be assigned and taught instead of assigning individual page numbers or questions.
    • Explain how to diagnose faults. In addition to explaining how a system works, most chapters include diagnostic procedures and the steps needed to troubleshoot faults.
    • UPDATED: Demonstrate how automotive systems are connected. The theory, construction, diagnosis, and service of a particular component or system are presented together, in one location. All of the information that students need to understand a topic is included when it is presented, so there is no need to search through the book for other references to the same topic.
    • UPDATED: Deliver the most up-to-date standards content. All content in the book has been updated and correlated to the latest NATEF task requirements for the NATEF MLR, AST and MAST designated topics of Automotive Engine Performance Systems (A8).
  • Bring the subject to life and facilitate learning:
    • Engaging art programs support today’s visual learner.
      • UPDATED: Visualise concepts with full-colour photos and line drawings. Over 40 new full-colour line drawings and photos have been added to help bring the subject to life. The photos show the actual parts involved so that the student can view a good or defective part. The line drawings allow the reader to see what is inside a component and how it works.
      • Break a task down using step-by-step photos. Step-by-step photo sequences detail the steps involved in performing a specific task or service procedure.
    • UPDATED: Make reading, studying, and content mastery easier.
      • Every chapter includes new bulleted and numbered lists to summarise concepts or the steps in a procedure
      • A new design for main and sub-headings makes it easier to grasp the scope of the chapter.
      • Finally, each chapter ends with a Summary, Review Questions, and a Quiz.
    • Help students prepare for their professional career
      • The textbook and workbook page numbers are listed in the NATEF correlation guides to make learning and teaching easier.
      • Provide learning goals based on NATEF tasks. Each chapter opens with a list of Learning Objectives based on specific NATEF tasks.
  • Illustrate important concepts using real-world examples:
    • Offer the perspective of a technician and automotive instructor. The author delivers the point-of-view of a technician and automotive instructor rather than an engineer, technical writer, or salesperson.
    • UPDATED! Case Study features, previously Real World Fix, now include the “Three Cs”, Complaint, Cause and Correction. They present students with actual service scenarios and show how the problems were diagnosed and repaired.
    • Alert students to potential safety hazards. Safety Tips alert students to possible hazards on the job.
    • Give practical advice. Tech Tips offer real-world advice from ASE-certified master technicians.
    • Answer Frequently Asked Questions. Based on the author’s own experience, FAQs provide answers to questions often asked by students and beginning service technicians.
  • Guide students through on-the-job situations with practical advice:
    • Give students a greater understanding of a specific task. Notes provide additional technical information.
    • Limit potential damage to the vehicle. Cautions alert students to potential damage to the vehicle that can occur during a specific service procedure.
    • Limit potential harm to the technician. Warnings alert students to potential harm that may occur to the technician during a specific service procedure.
  • Keep your course current with information on the latest technologies, including:
    • NEW: OSHA hazardous chemical labeling requirements (Chapter 2).
    • NEW: Atkinson cycle engine design (Chapter 3).
    • NEW: Scope testing of MAF sensors (Chapter 23).
    • NEW: Gasoline direct injection (Chapter 28).
    • NEW: Fiat Chrysler Multiair System (Chapter 30).
    • NEW: Tier 3 Emission Standards (Chapter 31).
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