AUTO2540 Light Duty Diesel

Course Description

With the increased popularity and growing demand, light duty diesel engines have become a big influence in today¿s automotive and light duty truck market. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to identify and service components found on light duty diesel vehicles. This course will give students the opportunity to learn more of the basic operation¿s, controls, regulations and fuels that make today¿s diesel engine a large part of our transportation technology. Also to provide the opportunity to have some basic hands-on skills as an intern/apprentice technician in an auto/light duty repair facility.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Locate appropriate service information related to diesel engine operation
  • Identify diesel fuel system components
  • Identify timing fired injection vs. common rail fuel injection
  • Locate and identify fuel system components
  • Service fuel filters and bleed air from the supply lines
  • Differentiate why supercharging and turbo charging produces more horsepower on a diesel engine.
  • Identify the differences between diesel fuels (#1, #2, and biodiesel)


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

2 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 1 lab, 0 other