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TST 154
Basic 4-Stroke Engine Principles


Credits: 1- 10
Clock Hours per Quarter: 140

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:60    Lab Hours:80


Description
A comprehensive study of the mechanics of outdoor power equipment, covering use of reference materials, proper maintenance procedures, four-cycle gasoline engine repair and diagnostics necessary for EETC Technician Certification.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the ability to use reference material in various forms such as CD, microfiche, internet, and written form for both operators' manuals and technical manuals.
  • Examine and analyze different engine systems, such as fuel, oil, coolant, batteries, and air systems.
  • Display a working knowledge of how internal combustion gas and diesel engines function, their components, and service requirements.
  • Identify and explain the difference between four-stroke engine types, their components, and service requirements.
  • Disassemble and repair an internal combustion engine, identifying and analyzing damage to pistons, valve train, crankshaft, etc.
  • Describe basic differences between gas and diesel fuel systems, carburetors, pumps, and injectors.
  • Recognize and accurately identify the effects of abrasive damage and other failures that lead to engine failure.
  • Explain to customer cause of failure, alternatives, and ways to prevent this type of damage from taking place again.

  • Course Topics
  • Using reference material
  • Engine Systems -oil, cooling, air, fuel, filters
  • Four-stroke engine components and function
  • Failure analysis
  • Troubleshooting

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    TST 154
    Fall 2009
    5811
    George Klein
    TST 154
    Fall 2008
    5811
    George Klein


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.