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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 24, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUTO 135 Engine Performance - Fuel

4 credits
This course focuses on the understanding and repair of automotive fuel delivery systems utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.

Prerequisites: AUTO 120 , AUTO 124 , or instructor permission

Corequisites: AUTO 134 , AUTO 136 , and AUTO 138 

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • List fuel chemistry, types, additives, and refining process
  • List the combustion process and the effect of air/fuel ratios on emission control
  • List construction and operation of fuel delivery components and make proper test of electrical fuel pumps on fuel injection systems
  • Remove and replace components on typical fuel systems
  • List feedback principles as they relate to fuel injection and be able to apply this knowledge to learning more complex objectives in computer control courses
  • List computerized fuel management systems by manufacturer and apply this knowledge to the diagnosis and repair of fuel management systems
  • List fuel injection principles and construction details, mechanical and electronic
  • Diagnose fuel injection related drivability problems, making repairs and adjustments as necessary
  • Apply the knowledge of standard & tuned port induction systems to diagnose intake volumetric efficiency problems
  • List exhaust system and volumetric efficiency problems
  • Identify Forced induction systems both turbocharger and supercharger systems including intercoolers and waste gates
  • Communicate with customers, isolate problems, test drive as applicable, write professional work orders, and use flat rate schedules to write estimates
  • Use electronic service information and reference manuals to obtain information in diagnosing and repairing automobiles
  • Research and practice the principles of Technician Repair Law and other consumer protection laws
  • Use logical testing sequences, and apply this knowledge to diagnosing problems, and repairing customer vehicles
  • Demonstrate communication and customer relation skills needed to interact professionally with employers, customers, and fellow workers while performing fuel system repairs