Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing eBook (9e) : 9780134654126

Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing eBook (9e)

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About the book: For courses in Automotive Engine Rebuilding, Engine Machining, and Engine Repair. Engine Repair and Rebuilding (A1) (Automotive Technology) / Automotive Principles (Automotive Technology). Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing, 9th Edition covers the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. From shop safety and environmental and hazardous materials, to engine assembly, engine installation, and break-in, readers learn the specifics of automotive engine rebuilding, machining, and repair in a new edition of the text long-recognised as a leader in the field. Formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job.

To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas, and information is included on new topics such as updated vehicle identification and 3-emission standards, top tier gasoline, cooling system hose clamps, oil rating and specifications for gasoline and diesel engines, oxides of nitrogen (NOx) controlled by variable valve timing (VVT), using a scan tool for engine condition diagnosis, torque paint information, and more.

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Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 Shop Safety
  • Chapter 2 Environmental and Hazardous Materials
  • Chapter 3 Fasteners and Thread Repair
  • Chapter 4 H and Tools
  • Chapter 5 Power Tools and Shop Equipment
  • Chapter 6 Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting
  • Chapter 7 Measuring Systems and Tools
  • Chapter 8 Service Information
  • Chapter 9 Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings
  • Chapter 10 Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications
  • Chapter 11 Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 12 Gasoline, Alternative Fuels, and Diesel Fuels
  • Chapter 13 Coolant
  • Chapter 14 Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 15 Engine Oil
  • Chapter 16 Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 17 Engine Starting and Charging Systems
  • Chapter 18 Ignition System Operation and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 19 Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 20 Intake and Exhaust Systems
  • Chapter 21 Turbocharging and Supercharging
  • Chapter 22 Engine Condition Diagnosis
  • Chapter 23 I n-Vehicle Engine Service
  • Chapter 24 Engine Removal and Disassembly
  • Chapter 25 Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection
  • Chapter 26 Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service
  • Chapter 27 Valve and Seat Service
  • Chapter 28 Camshafts and Valve Trains
  • Chapter 29 Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods
  • Chapter 30 Engine Blocks
  • Chapter 31 Crankshafts, Balance Shafts, and Bearings
  • Chapter 32 Gaskets and Sealants
  • Chapter 33 Balancing and Blueprinting
  • Chapter 34 Engine Assembly and Dynamometer Testing
  • Chapter 35 Engine Installation and Break-In
  • Appendix 1 Engine Repair (A1) Sample ase-Type Certification Test and Answers
  • Appendix 2 2013 NATEF Correlation Chart
  • Glossary
  • Index
Features & benefits

Cover important automotive topics in a student-friendly format:

  • Present topics in short, easy-to-read chapters. The content is broken 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.

  • NEW! Streamlined content makes reading easier and enhances comprehension.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Deliver the most up-to-date standards content. All content in the book has been updated and correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas.

Bring the subject to life and facilitate learning:

  • Engaging art programs support today’s visual learner:

  • Visualise concepts with full-colour photos and line drawings. Photos and line drawings complement the text. 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.

  • NEW! Over 65 new or greatly enhanced full-colour line drawings and photos have been added to help bring the subject to life.

  • 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.

  • Make reading, studying, and content mastery easier. Every chapter includes bulleted and numbered lists to summarise concepts or the steps in a procedure, while the 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:

  • Prepare for the ASE Certification exam. 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.

  • NEW! Case studies have been added to many chapters and all include the “Three Cs” (Concern, Cause, and Correction).

  • Present real situations. Real World Fix boxes 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 and information in the field:

  • NEW! Updated vehicle identification information and tier 3 emission standards have been added to Chapter 11.

  • NEW! Top Tier gasoline information has been expanded in Chapter 12.

  • NEW! Cooling system hose clamps receive additional attention in Chapter 14.

  • NEW! The latest oil ratings and specifications for gasoline and diesel engines have been added to Chapter 15.

  • NEW! Information on oxides of nitrogen (NOx) controlled by variable valve timing (VVT) has been added to Chapter 19.

  • NEW! Using a scan tool for engine condition diagnosis has been added to Chapter 22.

  • NEW! Torque paint information has been added to Chapter 34.

Author biography
Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and a member of the advisory committee for the department of technology at Ohio Northern University.
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