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Automotive Engine Performance
CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Author(s): Nicholas Goodnight, Automotive Instructor, Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kirk VanGelder
  • ISBN-13: 9781284102062
  • Paperback    900 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 2/8/2019
Price: $89.95 US List
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Automotive Engine Performance, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, provides technicians in training with a detailed overview of modern engine technologies and diagnostic strategies. Taking a “strategy-based diagnostic” approach, it helps students master the skills needed to diagnose and resolve customer concerns correctly on the first attempt. Students will gain an understanding of current diagnostic tools and advanced performance systems as they prepare to service the engines of tomorrow.

  • Presents complete coverage of the latest engine technologies, including gasoline direct injection (GDI), variable valve timing (VVT), and homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI)
  • Introduces students to ignition and fuel systems
  • Familiarizes students with oscilloscope usage and current diagnostic tools
  • Provides an in-depth understanding of advanced technologies, such as cylinder deactivation, forced induction, and electronic fuel injection systems
  • Offers detailed illustrations and photos, including waveforms and skill drills, that provide step-by-step instructions to enhance comprehension
  • Reinforces important safety measures with each procedure

Ideal for courses in light vehicle engine performance and for students preparing for ASE A8 certification, Automotive Engine Performance equips students with the skills necessary to successfully maintain, diagnosis, and repair today’s gasoline engines.

Chapter  1  Strategy-Based Diagnostics
Chapter  2  Engine Condition Diagnostics
Chapter  3  Engine Operation Diagnostics
Chapter  4  Engine Noise, Vibration, and Fluid Intrusion
Chapter  5  Compression Ignition and Spark Ignition Engines
Chapter  6  Fuels
Chapter  7  On-Board Diagnostics and Vehicle Control Modules
Chapter  8  Diagnosing Engine Faults with Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Chapter  9  Network Communication
Chapter  10  Introduction to Diagnosing with a Scan Tool
Chapter  11  Oscilloscopes
Chapter  12  Diagnosing with Oscilloscopes
Chapter  13  Ignition System Fundamentals
Chapter  14  Types of Ignition Systems
Chapter  15  Ignition System Service
Chapter  16  Oscilloscope Testing Ignition Systems
Chapter  17  Electronic Fuel Injection System Supply Components
Chapter  18  Electronic Fuel Injection System - Inputs
Chapter  19  Electronic Fuel Injection System - Outputs
Chapter  20  Vehicle Emissions Systems
Chapter  21  Gasoline Direct Injection
Chapter  22  Variable Valve Timing
Chapter  23  Supercharger and Turbocharging

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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