Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AUT 102 - Automotive Engines

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental theory, construction, inspection, measurement, performance, and identification of the automobile's engine. Integrating theory and practical application in the lab is stressed throughout the course. The course covers topics such as preparing the engine for removal, lifting, disassembly, assembly, and inspection, as well as identifying, diagnosing, and evaluating engine parts. The student will gain skill in analyzing defects and the proper process to administer specific maintenance requirements. In addition, the student will be exposed to concepts in cylinder block reconditioning, crankshaft inspection and measurements, piston rings inspection, renewal, and installation.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Prepare engines for removal.
Disassemble, inspect, and clean engine parts. Install bearing, pistons, piston rings, and crankshaft.
Assemble the cylinder head.
Remove the camshaft.
Install timing components, gears chain, and belts.
Inspect and service oil pumps.
Inspect aluminum cylinder heads; combustion chamber, and intake exhaust valves.
Follow valves reconditioning guide for valve seats, and valve stem seals.
Adjust hydraulic and manual valve clearance.
Lubricate and test cooling system.
Inspect air induction system and exhaust system components.
Service turbochargers and superchargers.
Utilize torque wrench and its components.
Thread and repair gaskets and their sealing properties.
Use adhesives, sealant and other sealing materials.
Reassemble engine and install engine in the vehicle.
Perform crankshaft inspection measurements.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: AUT 100