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Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance, Classroom and Shop Manuals, 6th Edition

  • Ken Pickerill
  • ISBN-10: 1133592899
  • ISBN-13: 9781133592891
  • 1208 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Features

  • Describe the key features (e.g. a chapter in the TOC, a feature to spotlight, a supplement to call out, and technology to mention) instructors will want to be aware of.

  • Correlates with the current NATEF A8 Standard for Engine Performance, as well as ASE Certification criteria; the 6th Edition fully prepares learners with the latest information available on the market.

  • The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE, 6th Edition has been updated to focus on the latest advances in automotive technologies, such as electronic controls.

  • ASE-style questions and an ASE sample exam give readers the extra practice they need to prepare for certification; NATEF correlations on the applicable Job Sheets, and a NATEF correlation chart for the chatper content help instructors and programs ensure proper coverage for certification requirements

  • Supplements available with the 6th Edition include enhanced PowerPoint™ slides with animations and video clips, chapter tests in ExamView, Image Library, Instructor Guide, Job Sheets, WebTutor® Advantage cartridges for Blackboard ® and Angel Learning Management Systems, and CourseMate interactive learning tools.

About the Author

Ken Pickerill

Ken Pickerill is a Certified Master Automotive Technician (with ASE Area L1 and X1) and an instructor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Pickerill was a technician for 22 years before entering the training field, and he has more than 40 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.

Table of Contents

PART I: CLASSROOM MANUAL.
1. Overview of Engine Performance.
2. Basic Theories.
3. Engine Design and Operation.
4. Electricity and Electronics.
5. Intake and Exhaust Systems.
6. Input Sensors.
7. Fuel Systems.
8. Electronic Fuel Injection Systems.
9. Distributor Ignition.
10. Electronic Ignition (EI) Systems.
11. Emission Control Systems.
12. Computer Outputs and Networks.
13. OBD II.
14. Related Systems.
PART II: SHOP MANUAL.
1. Tools and Safety.
2. Typical Shop Procedures and Equipment.
3. General Engine Condition Diagnosis.
4. Basic Electrical Tests and Service.
5. Intake and Exhaust System Diagnosis and Service.
6. Engine Control System Diagnosis and Service.
7. Fuel System Diagnosis and Service.
8. Electronic Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Service.
9. Distributor Ignition System Diagnosis and Service.
10. Electronic Ignition System (EI) Diagnosis and Service.
11. Emission Control System Diagnosis and Service.
12. Servicing Computer Outputs and Networks.
13.On-Board Diagnostic (OBD II)System Diagnostics and Service.
14. Related Systems.

New to this edition

  • Expanded content on Direct Fuel Injection and Return-Less Fuel Systems brings readers up to date, while an entire new chapter explores Pulse Width Modulated Fuel Systems and its effects on fuel economy.
  • Updated chapters include a thorough look at Variable Valve Timing and its positive impact on engine performance, as well as in-depth discussions on related diagnostic methods.
  • The 6th Edition includes revised end-of-chapter questions to increase reader comprehension while bolstering the Today's Technician Series reputation for delivering detailed and technically accurate content.
  • New for the 6th Edition, the available CourseMate learning tool ratchets up student performance with an e-book, interactive note taking, quizzing, videos, and more.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133592872 | ISBN-13: 9781133592877)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133592880 | ISBN-13: 9781133592884)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285436415 | ISBN-13: 9781285436418)
Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337100994 | ISBN-13: 9781337100991)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113359977X | ISBN-13: 9781133599777)

Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life in an online environment. CourseMate includes an eBook, Engagement Tracker and interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the textbook.

Student Supplements

Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133592872 | ISBN-13: 9781133592877)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologiesto take automotive technician training to new levels.

Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133592880 | ISBN-13: 9781133592884)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologiesto take automotive technician training to new levels.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305274903 | ISBN-13: 9781305274907)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap Automotive resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

ASE Certification Voucher: Standard Test – Academic, 2 terms Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0357047176 | ISBN-13: 9780357047170)

Cengage is committed to boosting employability, so students can land their first job in the transportation industry soon after graduation. One of the best ways to enhance student employability is through ASE certification! The ASE Certification Voucher provides students with access to the ASE Professional Level Certification Tests at a discounted price. The ASE Certification Voucher provide access to all ASE Certification tests except L1, L2, and L3 (advanced tests). Each voucher code includes one registration and one test fee.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113359977X | ISBN-13: 9781133599777)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook with highlighting, note taking, an interactive glossary, and interactive learning tools, including: Homework, Quizzes, Flashcards, PowerPoint® presentations, and more!

MindTap Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Pickerill's Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance Classroom and Shop Manuals  (ISBN-10: 1305274881 | ISBN-13: 9781305274884)

MindTap Automotive Trades for Pickerill’s Today’s Technician: Automotive Engine Performance, 6e meets the needs of today’s automotive classroom, shop and student. Within the MindTap, faculty and students will find Classroom manual and Shop Manual readings, enriched with videos, animations, assessments, and learning activities, for each chapter. The shop manual’s complete, NATEF-based Job Sheets are included as editable PDFs that students can complete online and submit to their teachers within the MindTap environment. MindTap also offers you two different engaging simulations, our all-new Automotive Theory Simulations and Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO)! Our innovative Automotive Theory Simulations focus on applying fundamental concepts and theories to a virtual automotive bay. These simulations allow you to master common concepts and tasks, and practice with tools that you will use in the automotive industry. DATO gives you the ability to practice and build your diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills. The combination of these hands-on simulations will better prepare you to succeed upon graduation and become career-ready!