Catalog 2019-2020 
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Catalog 2019-2020 [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  and AUTO 124  

Corequisites: AUTO 134 , AUTO 136 , and AUTO 138  

Course Outcomes
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

Program Outcomes
This course teaches to the following program outcomes:

  • be prepared for employment in automotive dealership service centers, independent repair shops, and specialty or customized shops
  • be prepared to succeed on the ASE Certification exam
  • operate precision automotive diagnostic and repair equipment
  • interpret repair manuals and computer-based programs dealing with specifications and repair procedures
  • demonstrate good public relations with customers and colleagues
  • skillfully use tools and equipment

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40