AUTO1522 A8 Engine Performance

Course Description

Students will develop skills in basic engine performance on gasoline four stroke engines. Lab work consists of typical service, repair and diagnosis procedures on ignition, fuel, emissions and related electrical systems on late model vehicles. Students should be able to describe system operation and perform engine performance and fuel system service in accordance with manufacturer's procedures.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • interpret customer/vehicle complaint on late model vehicles
  • identify maintenance requirements and various inspection procedures on late model vehicles
  • demonstrate job entry skill development when performing basic diagnosis of engine systems
  • use 4/5 exhaust gas analyzer
  • perform a computerized engine test analysis
  • conform to federal OSHA and state MPCA rules as it relates to vehicle service procedures
  • be aware of ethical practices as it relates to engine performance service procedures
  • exhibit technician/mechanic professionalism


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4 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 2 lab, 0 other