Automotive Performance FundamentalsAUT 252
Prerequisite: Minimum C (2.0) grade in both AUT 100 and AUT 108. Teaches high performance aspects of automotive engines, engine support systems, drivetrains, suspension and safety. (47-28)
Outcomes and Objectives
Access and print vehicle information using computer hardware and software.
- Use specialized automotive software to research and identify specific performance modifications, recommendations, specifications, and results.
- Use World Wide Web to identify sources of information, specifications, costs, recommendations, and results.
Diagnose and service the specific performance components of the valve train and ignition systems.
- Select appropriate camshaft based on vehicle application.
- Measure actual top dead center on an engine.
- Measure camshaft to crankshaft timing and correct to plus or minus one degree.
- Index spark plugs.
- Measure base ignition timing, mechanical, vacuum, and total ignition advance.
- Determine ignition system requirements, research data base to select ignition system components.
Diagnose and service the specific performance components of the induction system.
- Match intake manifold ports to cylinder head ports.
- Measure, adjust, and modify performance carburetor circuits.
- Measure, cut, and install braided stainless steel hose and aluminum fittings.
- Identify, measure, and select fuel injectors and throttle bodies.
- Research benefits and drawbacks of nitrous oxide injection systems.
Diagnose and repair components of the drivetrain and suspension systems.
- Identify benefits of and install shift improver kit.
- Identify operating characteristics of a torque converter, select appropriate torque converter for specific vehicle application.
- Identify optimum rear axle ratio for specific vehicle application.
- Install performance differential components.
- Identify and install performance suspension system components.
- Research and identify specialized vehicle safety options, determine needs for specific applications.