Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
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.