Synopses & Reviews
Here is a new edition of the classic in the field of automotive engine repair, diagnosis, machining, and rebuilding. Automative Engine Rebuilding
, Second Edition
, has been updated to include the latest technologies and applications. Intended for technicians and machinists, it blends principles and step-by-step rebuilding procedures. The concepts are supported by specification charts, photo sequences, and numerous drawings. Some of the key features include:
- Comprehensive coverage of theories and practices applied to rebuilding older engines, high-performance engines, and current production engines.
- Presentation of state-of-the-art engine machining techniques and procedures such as using deck plates, plateau honing, straightening aluminum cylinder heads, measuring surface finish, CBN machining, tightening torque-to-yield fasteners, connecting rod and crankshaft reconditioning and balancing.
- Many photos of worn and failed parts are shown to aid the technician in problem diagnosis. In fact, some of the photographs have actually been used successfully in court to show examples of failed parts caused by owner abuse.
- On-the-job applications and step-by-step procedures are both illustrated and discussed. Coverage of the new multi-valve, overhead cam, lightweight casting engines found on many of today's cars and light trucks.
- Shop Tips provide informal advice on the "little things" that make a job faster, easier or safer. Readers can apply these to the work they are doing today.
- Many new True Case History examples and review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce automotive engine rebuilding concepts and help prepare individuals for the ASE Engine Repair and Engine Machinist exams.
Accurate on all aspects of engine repair, this book maintains a balance between theory and actual on-the-job problems, and presents specification charts. The causes of failed and worn parts are recorded here in order to show where and what to look for in the engine. Photos help to take the place of years of practical experience. Up-to-date chapter material includes modern engine designs, safety regulations, newer materials, and new equipment and tools. Arranged systematically and designed for use in training engine rebuilding/repair mechanics and engine rebuilding machinists.
About the Author
James G. Hughes
has worked as an automotive machinist and has rebuilt and repaired a wide variety of domestic and import engines during the past forty years. He was an automotive training instructor at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California, for thirty-two years, and served as the national service training instructor for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Mr. Hughes is certified as a Master Automobile Technician and as a Master Engine Machinist, and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Automobile Engine Rebuilders Association. He is the author of a popular study guide that helps individuals prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations.
Mr. Hughes has authored magazine articles and numerous training manuals for working technicians. He has also conducted numerous automotive training seminars for technicians, private agencies, and automotive instructors throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Some of his many awards have included "Outstanding Community College Instructor of the Year," "Outstanding Ed-Net Alternative Fuels Instructor," and, from the Chilton Book Company, "The Man With the Wrench Award."
Table of Contents
1. Safety and Shop Practice.
2. Tools and Equipment.
3. Basic Review of Engine Operation.
4. Diagnosing the Need for Engine Teardown.
5. Engine Identification and Reference Material.
6. Removal of Engine from Vehicle.
7. Disassembling the Engine.
8. Cleaning Parts.
9. Measurement Inspection.
10. Locating Cracks and Casting Repairs.
11. Ordering Engine Parts.
12. Block Reconditioning.
13. Cylinder Head Surfacing.
14. Valve Guide and Rocker Arm Stud Service.
15. Valve and Valve Seat Service.
16. Valve Components.
17. Assembling the Cylinder Head.
18. Camshafts and Lifters.
19. Crankshafts and Flywheels.
20. Connecting Rods and Piston Pins.
21. Pistons and Rings.
23. Oil Pumps.
24. Sealing the Engine.
25. Assembly and Break-In.
Sample ASE (NIASE) Test Questions.