Engine Repair Level 1AUTO 101
Introduces student to inspection of gasoline internal combustion engines. Practices NATEF tasks to MLR (maintenance and light repair) level related to gasoline engines. (45-18)
Outcomes and Objectives
Diagnose General Engine. Complete Level 1 NATEF tasks as listed below.
- Research applicable vehicle and service information, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.
- Verify operation of the instrument panel engine warning indicators.
- Inspect engine assembly for fuel, oil, coolant, and other leaks; determine necessary action.
- Install engine covers using gaskets, seals, and sealers as required.
- Remove and replace timing belt; verify correct camshaft timing.
- Perform common fastener and thread repair, to include: remove broken bolt, restore internaland external threads, and repair internal threads with thread insert.
- Identify hybrid vehicle internal combustion engine service precautions.
Diagnose Cylinder Head and Valve Train. Complete Level 1 NATEF task as listed below.
- Adjust valves (mechanical or hydraulic lifters).
Diagnose Lubrication and Cooling Systems. Complete Level 1 NATEF tasks as listed below.
- Perform cooling system pressure and dye tests to identify leaks; check coolant condition and level; inspect and test radiator, pressure cap, coolant recovery tank, and heater core; determine necessary action.
- Inspect, replace, and adjust drive belts, tensioners, and pulleys; check pulley and belt alignment.
- Remove, inspect, and replace thermostat and gasket/seal.
- Inspect and test coolant; drain and recover coolant; flush and refill cooling system with recommended coolant; bleed air as required.
- Perform engine oil and filter change.
Complete Required Supplemental Tasks related to Shop and Personal Safety
- Identify general shop safety rules and procedures.
- Utilize safe procedures for handling of tools and equipment.
- Identify and use proper placement of floor jacks and jack stands.
- Identify and use proper procedures for safe lift operation.
- Utilize proper ventilation procedures for working within the lab/shop area.
- Identify marked safety areas.
- Identify the location and the types of fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment; demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for using fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment.
- Identify the location and use of eye wash stations.
- Identify the location of the posted evacuation routes.
- Comply with the required use of safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, and shoes during lab/shop activities.
- Identify and wear appropriate clothing for lab/shop activities.
- Secure hair and jewelry for lab/shop activities.
- Locate and demonstrate knowledge of material safety data sheets (MSDS).
Complete Required Supplemental Tasks related to Tools and Equipment
- Identify tools and their usage in automotive applications.
- Identify standard and metric designation.
- Demonstrate safe handling and use of appropriate tools.
- Demonstrate proper cleaning, storage, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
- Demonstrate proper use of precision measuring tools (i.e. micrometer, dial-indicator, dial-caliper).
Complete Required Supplemenatal Tasks related to Preparing Vehicle for Service
- Identify information needed and the service requested on a repair order.
- Identify purpose and demonstrate proper use of fender covers, mats.
- Demonstrate use of the three C's (concern, cause, and correction).
- Review vehicle service history.
- Complete work order to include customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concern, related service history, cause, and correction.
Complete Required Supplemental Tasks related to Preparing Vehicle for Customer
- Ensure vehicle is prepared to return to customer per school/company policy (floor mats, steering wheel cover, etc.).