Synopses & Reviews
Hundreds of new and updated photos and sketches highlight this new edition with the most compact, accurate, and up-to-date content in the market! 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!
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES: DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR, REBUILDING 6E is an ideal book to build readers' technical expertise and critical thinking skills, while providing them with information on current industry trends and concerns. It contains updated, accurate, and comprehensive information on what is needed to diagnose, repair, and rebuild automotive engines. This revised addition includes an enhanced chapter on engine diagnosis and updated information on four-valve-per-cylinder engines, camshaft timing, variable valve timing, and high performance engines.
About the Author
Tim Gilles has been active in professional associations for many years. He was 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 delivering presentations at numerous conferences. He was an automotive teacher for 38 years and is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Gilles is an ASE Master Automotive Machinist and an ASE Master Automotive Technician.
Table of Contents
PART 1: ENGINE CONSTRUCTION, DIAGNOSIS, DISASSEMBLY, AND INSPECTION. 1. Engine Operation. Simple Engine. Four-Stroke Engine Operation. Cylinder Arrangement. Valve Train. Cylinder Block. Front-Wheel Drive. Engine Classifications. Combustion Chamber Designs. Firing Order. Types of Cooling Systems. Ignition Types. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 2. Engine Shop Safety. General Shop Health and Safety. Hazardous Materials. Safety Test. 3. Diagnosing Engine Problems. Diagnosing Problems Before an Overhaul. Oil Consumption. Fuel Mixture Problems. Compression Loss. Engine Noises. Oil Pressure Problems. Cooling System Problems. Electronic Failures/Engine Damage. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 4. Engine Removal, Disassembly, Inspection, and In-Chassis Repairs. Shop Manuals. Engine Removal. Engine Disassembly. Ordering Parts. Major Engine Repair - Engine in the Vehicle. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 5. Cleaning the Engine. Cleaning Methods. Cleaning the Inside of the Engine. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 6. Measuring. Metric System. Measuring Tools. Precision Measuring Tools. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. PART 2: THE BREATHING SYSTEM. 7. Cylinder Head: Parts and Service. Head Disassembly. Carbon Removal. Crack Inspection. Crack Repair. Valve Guide Inspection. Valve Guide Repair. Valve Guide Seals. Resurfacing Heads. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 8. Cylinder Head: Springs, Valves, and Valve Seats. Valve Springs. Push Rods. Rocker Arms. Valves and Valve Service. Valve Seats and Service. Reassembling the Head. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 9. Camshafts, Lifters, Timing Belts and Chains. Camshaft. Hydraulic Lifters and Lash Adjusters. Hydraulic Lifter Operation. Roller Cam and Lifters. Cam Drives. Timing Drive Maintenance. Timing the Cam to the Crank. Timing Belts. Timing Belt Replacement. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 10. Engine Power Development: Manifolds, Superchargers, and Camshaft Performance. Intake and Exhaust Manifolds. Turbochargers and Superchargers. Camshaft and Engine Performance. Camshaft Timing. Camshaft Phasing, Lobe Centers and Lobe Spread. Multiple Valve Heads. Variable Valve Timing. Power and Torque. Measuring Torque and Horsepower. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. PART 3: CYLINDER BLOCK ASSEMBLY. 11. Cylinder Block - Inspection and Service. 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. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 12. Crankshaft, Bearings, and Engine Balancing. Crankshaft Design. Crank End Thrust. Checking Crank Condition. Bearing Inserts. Engine Balancing. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 13. Piston, Rings, and Connecting Rod. Pistons. Piston Rings. Connecting Rods. Wrist Pins. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 14. Lubrication System. The Lubrication System. Oil. Oil Pumps. Priming the System. Oil Filters. Filter Bypass System. Crankcase Ventilation. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 15. Cooling System. The Cooling System. Cooling System Circulation. Water Pump. Belts. Thermostat. Thermostat Bypass. Radiators. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. PART 4: ENGINE REPAIR AND REASSEMBLY. 16. Engine Hardware: Fasteners, Thread Repair, and Gaskets. Characteristics of Fasteners. Bolt Stretch. Torque and Friction. Bolt Failures. Drill Bits. Taps and Threads. Repairing Broken Fasteners. Flared Lines. Gaskets. Gasket Sealer. Seals. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions. 17. Reassembly and Starting. Warranty. Reassembly. Completion of Assembly. Engine Installation. Engine Starting and Initial Break-in of the Camshaft. Final Inspection and Cleaning. Study Questions. ASE-Style Review Questions.