Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AUT 115 - Fuel I and II

Course Description

This course introduces the student to gasoline and diesel fuels with emphasis on fuel performance, delivery systems, pumps, and fuel lines in major domestic and foreign automotive fuel systems. The course includes carburetor design, basic carburetor circuits, and various types of carburetors. It also covers fuel injection systems, fuel lines, and fuel pumps, detailed inspection processes, and fuel tanks. The course also includes a complete diagnostic troubleshooting process, and an overall factory adjustment procedure of all major carburetor and fuel injection systems.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate safety in handling fuels.
Evaluate uses of alternative fuels.
Identify fuel delivery systems for gasoline and diesel engines.
Determine alcohol and/or water levels in fuel tests.
Identify fuel systems pressure, relief, and fuel filters. Identify the sources of technical data for automotive fuel systems.
Discuss diesel fuel injection systems for passenger cars.
Operate and service hydraulic and mechanically controlled fuel injection systems. Explain the operation/service of electronically controlled fuel injection systems. Determine methods to analyze defects.
Identify the fuel injection systems defects.
Diagnose carburetor circuits and electronic control.
Service carburetors and their related components.
Evaluate basic carburetor designs, basic carburetor circuits, types of carburetors, updraft, side draft, and downdraft.
Identify manifold vacuum, ported vacuum, venturi vacuum and their relationship to fuel injection systems.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: AUT 100