May 18, 2022
AUT 834 - Automotive Fuel Systems Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A course designed to acquaint the student with basic fuel system principles. Instruction will be offered in the theory, cleaning, repair and adjustment of automotive fuel systems.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: AUT 114 and AUT 615
- Perform proper shop safety procedures.
- Apply work area safety skills.
- Demonstrate safe personal working habits.
- Practice safe tool and equipment usage.
- Follow manufacturers repair procedures.
- Follow manufacturer and government warnings and regulations.
- Discuss engine requirements for proper combustion.
- Identify the four-stroke cycle.
- Examine fuel requirements.
- Describe ignition characteristics.
- Describe the basic characteristics of gasoline.
- Identify safety issues for fuel handling.
- Discuss principles of distillation.
- Analyze gasoline composition.
- Identify gasoline additives.
- Discuss gasoline ratings.
- Test gasoline.
- Demonstrate safe handling procedures for gasoline.
- Measure alcohol content.
- Check Reid vapor pressure.
- Test for contamination.
- Measure specific gravity.
- Identify fuel delivery systems.
- Discuss fuel tank construction.
- Explain electric fuel pump operation.
- Identify fuel line composition.
- Describe quick-connect fitting operation.
- Explain fuel filter operation.
- Perform fuel delivery component service.
- Remove, inspect, and reinstall a fuel tank.
- Test fuel pump pressure and volume.
- Replace a fuel pump.
- Disconnect fuel fittings using appropriate tools.
- Replace a fuel filter.
- Explain electronic fuel injection operation.
- Identify internal combustion engine fuel requirements.
- Discuss fuel injection modes of operation.
- Describe fuel injector operations.
- Explain pressure regulator operation.
- Identify fuel injection related inputs.
- Discuss types of idle speed control.
- Explain throttle body operation.
- Service electronic fuel injection components.
- Demonstrate fuel injector cleaning.
- Inspect and test fuel injectors.
- Inspect and test fuel pressure regulators.
- Remove and reinstall a fuel rail assembly.
- Isolate a fuel rail with shutoff valves.
- Remove, inspect, and reinstall a throttle body.
- Remove, inspect, and reinstall air induction components.
- Check for vacuum leaks.
- Perform an idle speed control functional test.
- Use a scan tool to view data and command outputs.
- Discuss exhaust and evaporative emissions.
- Define hydrocarbon emissions.
- Examine carbon monoxide emissions.
- Discuss oxides of nitrogen emissions.
- Examine carbon dioxide emissions.
- Discuss oxygen emissions.
- Describe state and federal emission laws.
- Identify emission control devices.
- Discuss catalytic converter operation.
- Describe positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) systems.
- Explain the principles of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).
- Examine evaporative emission control.
- Define secondary air injection.
- Service emission control systems.
- Test catalytic converter efficiency and exhaust system integrity.
- Measure exhaust back-pressure.
- Perform a PCV functional test.
- Inspect and test EGR systems.
- Inspect and test evaporative emission components for leaks and operation.
- Inspect and test secondary air injection system operation.
- Determine necessary repairs.
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