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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUT 100 - Small Engine Troublesht&Repair

3 Credits, 7 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 6 lab periods

Small Engine Troubleshoot and Repair. Principles and procedures for overhauling, troubleshooting and repairing small engines. Includes safety and hazardous materials handling, engine types and identification, engine operation and maintenance, disassembly and inspection, engine reconditioning and assembly, fuel and ignition system assembly, mechanical operation and testing, multicylinder engines, and overhead valve (OHV) engines.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform engine identification, Measuring, and Failure Analysis.
  2. Demonstrate assembly of the fuel system components.
  3. Demonstrate assembly of the ignition system components.
  4. Student will be able to assemble, diagnose, and operate a small engine.

  1. Safety and Hazardous Materials Handling
    1. Work habits
    2. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    3. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    4. Regulations
    5. Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
    6. Fire extinguishers and exits
  2. Engine Types and Identification
    1. Vertical and horizontal crankshafts
    2. Overhead and non-overhead valves
    3. Single and multicylinder
    4. Parts system and forms
  3. Engine Operation and Maintenance
    1. Four stroke theory and applications
    2. Two stroke theory and applications
  4. Disassembly and Inspection
    1. Failure analysis and inspection report
    2. Engine measurement and report form
    3. Parts ordering and obtainment
  5. Engine Reconditioning
    1. Cylinder and pistons and connecting rod assemblies
    2. Crankshaft and camshaft assemblies
    3. Valve and valve seat reconditioning
    4. Main bearings and bushings
  6. Engine Assembly
    1. Crankcase, lubrication, and governor assembly
    2. Cylinders and connecting rods, and piston assembly
    3. Valves and cylinder head assembly
    4. Re-coil starting system assembly
    5. Cooling system assembly
  7. Fuel System Assembly
    1. Pulse-a-jet type
    2. Flo-jet type
    3. Vacu-jet type
  8. Ignition System Assembly
    1. Magneto and point type - theory and operation
    2. Magnetron and electronic type - theory and operation
  9. Mechanical Operation and Testing
    1. Adding oil
    2. Priming carburetor
    3. Troubleshooting procedures
    4. Tuning and adjustments
    5. Maintenance procedures
  10. Multicylinder Engines
    1. Mechanical Aspects
    2. Ignition Aspects
    3. Fuel and air Aspects
  11. Overhead Valve (OHV) Engines
    1. Valve train designs
    2. Valve adjustments
    3. Camshaft configurations