Automotive Engines Theory and Servicing

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-14
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This comprehensive volume covers all aspects of engine repair including engine machining, as well as sub systems such as ignition and fuel injection. The book is written to correlate to the content needed for the ASE Technician Certification test and the NATCF task list, and provides a major emphasis on diagnosis and why operations are performed. Tech Tips and Diagnostic stories provide real world applications. The volume includes a multimedia CD ROM with fully illustrated PowerPoint slides and a workbook with correlated activities.The volume covers all aspects of servicing engines including tools, fasteners, and safety, environmental and health issues, engine operation and identification, lubrication system operation and diagnosis, cooling system operation and diagnosis, fuel and emission system operation and diagnosis, starting and charging system operation and diagnosis, ignition system operation and diagnosis, engine condition diagnosis, engine removal, disassembly and cleaning, intake and exhaust manifolds, valve and seat service, engine block construction and service and pistons, rings, and connecting rods, crankshafts and bearings.For those interested in a comprehensive treatment of automotive engines.

Author Biography

James D. Halderman


Jim Halderman brings a world of experience to his writing.  He has been a professional service technician, business owner and a professor at a nationally known college for over 20 years.  Jim has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University and a Masters in Education from Miami University (Ohio) and is an ASE Certified Master Technician plus L1 and Alternative Fuel.  Jim has written many automotive textbooks published by Pearson - Prentice Hall Publishing Company and is the Chek-Chart automotive textbook series editor.  Jim also writes a weekly newspaper column titled “Straight Talk” for the Dayton Daily News in Dayton Ohio and is the holder of a U.S. patent (5,505,284) for an electronic transmission control device.  He was named outstanding alumni from Ohio Northern University and outstanding regional instructor by General Motors Corporation.


Jim is also a member (member grade) of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) as well as the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) and has given technical presentations for many years at California Automotive Teachers (CAT), Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA) and national conferences.

Table of Contents

Shop Safety
Environmental and Hazardous Materials
Fasteners and Thread Repair
Hand Tools
Power Tools and Shop Equipment
Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting
Measuring Systems and Tools
Service Information
Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings
Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications
Gasoline and Alternative Fuels
Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis
Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis
Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis
Starting and Charging System Operation and Diagnosis
Ignition System Operation and Diagnosis
Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis
Intake and Exhaust Systems
Turbocharging and Supercharging
Engine Condition Diagnosis
Engine Disassembly, Cleaning, and Crack Detection
Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service
Valve and Seat Service
Camshafts and Valve Trains
Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods
Engine Blocks
Crankshafts and Bearings
Engine Balancing and Balance Shafts
Preparation for Assembly
Engine Blueprinting and Assembly
Engine Installation and In-Vehicle Service
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