Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AO 150 - Engine Performance 1

Credit Hours: 6

This lecture/lab course will introduce students to the basic diagnostic and repair strategies of modern automotive and light truck engines.  It will focus on the mechanical components and basic fuel and ignition systems found in internal combustion engines.  This course conveys the foundational skills necessary for entry level employment in the automotive industry.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify common automotive engine components and describe their purpose and how they function.
  • Use service information and automotive tools to identify possible causes of engine related noise and performance concerns.
  • Inspect and measure engine components to determine the cause of failure and choose a course of correction after creating an estimate of repair.
  • Demonstrate the proper removal, cleaning, and installation of engine components including the assembly of the valve timing system on current automobiles.
  • Explain the process that takes place in the internal combustion engine, including air intake, compression, injection, ignition, and exhausting.
  • Discover the cooling and lubrication systems, employ industry approved tests to diagnose the condition of these systems, and procedures to properly maintain these systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to remove and install a vehicle’s engine.
  • Predict the integrity and volumetric efficiency of an engine using current diagnostic processes and tools.

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