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AUT 181 Engine Performance I

Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the introduction, theory of operation, and basic diagnostic procedures required to restore engine performance to vehicles equipped with complex engine control systems. Topics include an overview of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection components and systems and emission control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission related driveability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information.

Pre-requisite(s): TRN 120 .
Course is typically offered in various semesters. Check with the department for your particular credentialing option.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At the completion of the course, the students should be able to do the following:

  1. Explain how environmental issues affect changes on automobile emissions systems.
  2. Summarize the relationship between the petroleum industry and automobile industry.
  3. Analyze how various fuels work in an internal combustion engine.
  4. Outline a course of action for a customer driveability complaint using strategy based diagnostics.
  5. Analyze how OBD I and OBDII systems operate.
  6. Evaluate how various ignition systems operate.
  7. Compare early and current automotive fuel control system operation.
  8. Diagnose a basic ignition system fault.
  9. Diagnose a basic fuel system fault.
  10. Determine no-code engine control system fault without scan tool diagnostic equipment.
  11. Utilize a diagnostic scan tool to retrieve a fault code from a vehicle.
  12. Analyze a vehicle fault code according to published diagnostics.