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Automotive Engine Performance, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By James D. Halderman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 21, 2009

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For courses in Engine Performance; Performance and Driveability; and Fuel and Emissions.


Automotive Engine Performance, Third Edition is correlated to the NATEF Standards for Engine Performance.  Taking a diagnostic approach, it emphasizes how to detect common problems and discusses the purpose, function, operation and methods of testing and diagnosing each system. This edition contains more information on vehicle identification, safety, and environmental concerns, as well as content on evaporative emission sensors and ignition systems. It features a new design, an accompanying multimedia CD-ROM and a highly interactive format ideal for multiple learning styles.   

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Service Information, Tools, and Safety

Chapter 2

Environmental and Hazardous Materials

Chapter 3

Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications

Chapter 4

Diesel Engine Operation

 and Diagnosis

Chapter 5


Chapter 6

Alternative Fuels

Chapter 7

Diesel and BioDiesel Fuels

Chapter 8

Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 9

Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis

Chapter 10


Intake and Exhaust


Chapter 11

Variable Valve Timing  Systems

Chapter 12

Turbocharging and Supercharging

Chapter 13

Engine Condition Diagnosis

Chapter 14

In-Vehicle Engine Service

Chapter 15

Starting and Charging System Diagnosis

Chapter 16

Ignition System Components and Operation

Chapter 17

Ignition System Diagnosis and Service


Chapter 18

Computer and Network Fundamentals


Chapter 19



Chapter 20

Temperature Sensors


Chapter 21

Throttle Position Sensors



Chapter 22

MAP/BARO Sensors


Chapter 23

Mass Air Flow Sensors


Chapter 24

Oxygen Sensors


Chapter 25

Wide Band Oxygen Sensors


Chapter 26

Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters


Chapter 27

Fuel Injection Components and Operation


Chapter 28

Gasoline Direct Injection Systems


Chapter 29

Electronic Throttle Control Systems


Chapter 30

Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service


Chapter 31

Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing


Chapter 32

Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis


Chapter 33

Scan Tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis



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$58.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-509783-0