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Automotive Engine Repair
CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Author(s): Nicholas Goodnight, Automotive Instructor, Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kirk VanGelder
  • ISBN-13: 9781284101980
  • Paperback    694 pages      © 2018
Price: $89.95 US List
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Automotive Engine Repair, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, provides students with the technical background, diagnostic strategies, and repair procedures they need to successfully repair engines in the shop. Focused on a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master diagnosis in order to properly resolve the customer concern on the first attempt.

  • Outcome focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets
  • Covers the concepts a technician needs for success, from proper diagnosis, teardown and inspection to reassembly and first start up
  • Provides a complete understanding of how an engine operates and how they fail
  • Combines the latest engine technology, such as variable valve timing (VVT), with more traditional skills, such as measuring bearing clearances
  • Introduces light diesel engine theory, including unique features and differences with gasoline engines
  • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools

Thorough yet accessible, Engine Repair gets students up to speed with complete coverage of all topics necessary for MAST certification.

About CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Organized around the principles of outcome-based education, CDX offers a uniquely flexible and in-depth program which aligns learning and assessments into one cohesive and adaptable learning system. Used in conjunction with CDX MAST Online, CDX prepares students for professional success with media-rich integrated solutions. The CDX Automotive MAST Series will cover all eight areas of ASE certification.

Applicable Courses

Designed for courses in Automotive Engine Repair.

1  Strategy-Based Diagnostics
2  Safety
3  Basic Tools and Precision Measuring
4  Fasteners and Thread Repair
5  Engine Design Fundamentals
6  Engine Mechanical Testing
7  Lubrication Systems
8  Engine Cooling Systems
9  Engine Systems Maintenance and Repair
10  Engine Removal and Installation
11  Engine Disassembly
12  Engine Block Design and Usage
13  Crankshaft and Bearings
14  Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods
15  Camshafts, Valvetrains, and Balance Shafts
16  Timing Chains, VVT, Timing Belt, and Cylinder Deactivation
17  Cylinder Head Design and Service
18  Intake and Exhaust Systems Design
19  Supercharging and Turbocharging Theory
20  Engine Machining
21  Engine Cleaning and Crack Detection
22  Gaskets, Seals, and Sealants
23  Balancing and Blueprinting
24  Engine Assembly
25  Engine Installation and Break In
26  Engine Failure Diagnosis and Service
27  Diesel Engine Theory

Nicholas Goodnight-Automotive Instructor, Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Nicholas Goodnight is an ASE Master Certified Automotive and Truck Technician and an Instructor at Ivy Tech Community College. With over 17 years of industry experience, Nick brings his passion and expertise to teaching college students the workplace skills they need on the job. For the last six years Nick has taught in his local community of Fort Wayne and enjoys helping others succeed in their desire to become automotive technicians.  

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Kirk VanGelder

Kirk T. VanGelder is a Certified Automotive Technology Instructor at Cascadia Technical Academy, in Vancouver, Washington. With over 30 years of teaching experience at the high school and college level, Kirk encourages students to think critically, learn how to ask questions of themselves, and then search out the answers. In addition to Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice, he is the author of Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair. He is passionate about helping students understand the science behind automotive technology so that they can continuously embrace emerging systems and technologies in the quickly changing automotive industry.

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