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DSL 356 - Diesel Engines I

Credits: 6
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 10
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Instruction provided in the technical and nontechnical aspects of diesel engines. This information will give students the basic understanding needed to continue in the Diesel Mechanic program.
Competencies
  1. Use different types of hand, shop and measurement tools
    1. Identify various measurement tools
    2. Read an English micrometer
    3. Read a metric micrometer
    4. Read an English dial indicator
    5. Read a metric dial indicator
    6. Identify and demonstrate correct use of hand tools
    7. Identify, use and maintain shop tools
  2. Distinguish between fasteners
    1. Determine cap screw size
    2. Determine cap screw hardness
    3. Identify course thread cap screw
    4. Identify fine thread cap screw
    5. Identify metric thread cap screw
  3. Introduction of role technicians in the diesel industry
    1. Identify qualifications and careers in diesel industry
    2. Identify the types of training needed
    3. Identify people and inventions that have developed the diesel engine
  4. Identify, define and demonstrate basic diesel engine principles
    1. Define engine terms
    2. Compare four-stroke versus two-stroke engines
    3. Identify engine systems and circuits.
  5. Identify and define power formulas in diesel industry
    1. Identify and use power formulas
    2. Define how much power is needed
    3. Use calculations to define engine outputs 
  6. Disassemble a diesel engine
    1. Remove cylinder head correctly
    2. Remove all pistons correctly
    3. Remove wet liner, dry sleeve and cylinder pack correctly
    4. Remove camshaft and gear train correctly
    5. Remove flywheel correctly
    6. Inspect engine parts for reuse
    7. Measure parts per measurement sheet and service manual
    8. Prepare engine parts and surfaces for assembly
  7. Assemble a diesel engine per engine manual
    1. Install wet liner, dry sleeve and cylinder pack correctly
    2. Demonstrate the correct use of plastigage
    3. Install camshaft and gear train correctly
    4. Install all pistons and rods correctly
    5. Install cylinder head correctly
    6. Demonstrate ability to check flywheel housing concentricity
    7. Install flywheel correctly
  8. Start a diesel engine
    1. Demonstrate engine pre-lube process
    2. Demonstrate starter hook-up
    3. Identify engine leaks
    4. Analyze engine for proper operation



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