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Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By James D. Halderman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 2, 2014


For courses in Automotive Engines, Engine Rebuilding, Engine Machining, and Engine Repair


Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing, Eighth Edition, covers the latest NATEF and ASE tasks, preparing students for success in the automotive profession. MyAutomotiveLab is an online teaching and learning tool that saves instructors time and helps students effectively study all aspects of automotive engine repair.


Teaching and Learning Experience


Fully integrated with MyAutomotiveLab! Combining an E-book, video, animations, practice tests, and more, MyAutomotiveLab engages students and gives them the tools they need to enhance their performance and succeed in the course. For more information, please visit

  • Prepares students for success in the automotive profession—Self-Assessmentsallow students to test themselves and help instructors know what content their class has mastered.
  • Focus on diagnosis and problem solving—Students can review automotive concepts, watch relevant video clips, interact with animations concerning important automotive principles, and perform diagnostic simulations.
  • Makes learning easier for students—Customized Study Plan generated by self-assessments identifies areas of weakness and strength to focus students' attention and efforts where they are needed the most.
  • Brings subject to life—Garage simulations provide students with an interactive experience while learning about diagnosis and troubleshooting.

Table of Contents

1. Shop Safety

2.¿Environmental and Hazardous Materials

3. Fasteners and Thread Repair

4. Hand Tools

5. Power Tools and Shop Equipment

6. Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting

7. Measuring Systems and Tools

8. Service Information

9.¿Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings

10. Gasoline Engine Operation, Parts, and Specifications

11. Gasoline, Alternative Fuels, and Diesel Fuels

12. Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis

13. Coolant

14. Cooling System Operation and Diagnosis

15. Engine Oil

16. Lubrication System Operation and Diagnosis

17. Engine Starting and Charging Systems

18. Ignition System Operation and Diagnosis

19. Emission Control Devices Operation and Diagnosis

20. Intake and Exhaust Systems

21. Turbocharging and Supercharging

22. Engine Condition Diagnosis

23. In-Vehicle Engine Service

24. Engine Removal and Disassembly

25. Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection

26. Cylinder Head and Valve Guide Service

27. Valve and Seat Service

28. Camshafts and Valve Trains

29. Pistons, Rings, and Connection Rods

30. Engine Blocks

31. Crankshafts, Balance Shafts, and Bearings

32. Gaskets and Sealants

33. Balancing and Blueprinting

34. Engine Assembly and Dynamometer Testing

35. Engine Installation and Break-In

Appendix 1: Engine Repair (A1) Sample ase-Type Certification Test and Answers

Appendix 2: NATEF Task List



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Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition
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$63.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-351614-2