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Trade & Industrial Education
Diesel Engine Systems (NATEF aligned)
In this course students are taught about the various lubricants used in diesel engines and equipment; how to perform oil and filter changes; identify and inspect components of the cooling system and possible causes of engine overheating; and how to inspect, diagnose and repair the air flow system and fuel system. Students will also disassemble, repair and reassemble a diesel engine. Necessary engine measurements will be taken as students diagnose and repair the cylinder heads, valve train, cylinder block, crankshaft and related components. This course covers the fundamentals and construction of diesel engines and related components; how to service and repair diesel engines; diagnose causes of engine fuel, oil, coolant, air leaks, engine noises vibrations; and determine needed repairs. This course is intended to be aligned with NATEF hours and tasks.
John Day
National Automotive Technician Education Foundation.
Competencies: A. General Engine Diagnosis B. Cylinder Head and Valve Train Diagnosis and Repair C. Engine Block Diagnosis and Repair D. Lubrication Systems Diagnosis and Repair
E. Cooling System Diagnosis and Repair F. Air Induction Diagnosis and Repair G. Fuel
System Diagnosis and Repair H. Electronic Fuel Management I. Engine Brakes

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