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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 22, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUTO 210 Engines, Cylinder Blocks, and Cooling Systems

10 credits
This course focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, repair and servicing of automotive engines and cooling systems utilizing industry standards, techniques and equipment.

Prerequisites: TRAN 110 , TRAN 112 , TRAN 113 , and TRAN 125  

Corequisites: AUTO 215  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

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

  • Perform preliminary engine testing such as compression testing, leak down testing, vacuum test and relative cylinder performance
  • Use oscilloscopes to diagnose engine, electrical/electronic problems as it relates to mechanical problems
  • Describe construction and identify components of most types of engine and cooling systems
  • Describe the technology and make measurements on most types of engine systems
  • Perform pressure testing of cooling systems and radiator caps
  • Remove and replace typical engine and cooling system components using the proper tools and techniques
  • Remove and replace engines using the proper tools and techniques
  • Analyze engine noises and vibrations
  • Use common types of shop equipment dealing with measuring and testing engine and cooling systems
  • Apply the knowledge of hazardous material laws and processes to their training and future employment
  • Apply the knowledge of safety laws and common sense safety to engine removal and replacement and other life applications
  • Demonstrate communication and customer relation skills needed to interact professionally with employers, customers and fellow workers as they pertain to engine repair/replacement