Diesel Technology covers the design, construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of both mobile and stationary diesel engines. The 2016 edition of this comprehensive text has been updated throughout and includes new information on engine control systems, fuel injection systems, and exhaust after-treatment systems. Content relates to on- and off-road vehicles, as well as marine, agricultural, and industrial applications. This text is a valuable resource for anyone involved in the service and repair of diesel engines, as well as those preparing for ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Test T2—Diesel Engines, Test T6—Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Test T8—Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI).
Content is correlated to the Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Preventive Maintenance Inspection sections of the 2014 NATEF Medium/Heavy Truck Task List.
NATEF Required Supplemental Tasks and Workplace Employability Skills are covered.
The latest standards for diesel engine oils, ultra-low sulfur fuel, and biodiesel fuel are included.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Diesel Engines 2. Shop Safety 3. Tools, Precision Tools, and Fasteners 4. Principles of Operation 5. Engine Blocks 6. Crankshafts 7. Pistons, Rings, and Connecting Rods 8. Cylinder Heads and Related Components 9. Camshaft and Valve Train Components 10. Lubrication Systems 11. Cooling Systems 12. Air Intake Systems 13. Exhaust Systems 14. Diesel Fuels 15. Basic Fuel Systems 16. Fuel Filters and Conditioners 17. Injection System Fundamentals 18. Injection Nozzles 19. Multiple Plunger Inline Injection Pumps 20. Distributor Injection Pumps 21. Unit Injector Fuel Injection Systems 22. Basics of Electricity 23. Electronic Engine Control and Fuel Injection 24. Diesel Engine Charging Systems 25. Diesel Starting Systems 26. Engine Reassembly and Installation 27. Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting 28. Career Opportunities and ASE Certification 29. Workplace Employability Skills
Andrew Norman - is a Diesel engine specialist with more than 30 years of industry experience. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and received advanced training in earthmoving equipment maintenance from the Auburn University School of Engineering. Mr. Norman is a Certified Manufacturing Technologist, a Certified Materials & Resource Professional, and a Certified Lubrication Specialist with the American Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Mr. Norman is the owner of Norman and Associates, and has worked for Detroit Diesel Allison, Inman and Associates, Chevron Lubricants, D-A Lubricants, Cummins, and Life Cycle Engineering.