Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis, 6/e combines topics in engine performance (ASE A8 content area) and topics covered in the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE test content area into one practical, comprehensive textbook, making it easier for the instructor to teach these topics, while remaining cost effective for the student. A hands-on introduction to the diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive engine control systems, it serves students as a single source for information on digital storage, oscilloscopes, fuel injection and ignition system diagnoses, five-gas exhaust analysis, emission testing, and more, all presented in a technical, but easy-to-read and understand presentation. The book is formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, and the author uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job.
To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas; all of the chapters are updated with the latest technology; and new chapters are included on immobilizer and anti-theft system operation and diagnosis, variable valve timing systems, and automatic transmission electronic controls. Two new appendixes include a sample ASE certification test and NATEF correlation chart.
This book is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series, which features full-color, media-integrated solutions for today's students and instructors covering all eight areas of ASE certification, plus additional titles covering common courses. Peer reviewed for technical accuracy, the series and the books in it represent the future of automotive textbooks.
Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master's degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University.
Chapter 1 The Diagnostic Process Chapter 2 Engine Systems Chapter 3 Variable Valve Timing Systems Chapter 4 Engine and Misfire Diagnosis Chapter 5 In-Vehicle Engine Service Chapter 6 Gasoline, Alternative Fuels and Diesel Fuels Chapter 7 Circuit Testers and Digital Meters Chapter 8 Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters Chapter 9 CAN and Network Communications Chapter 10 On-Board Diagnosis Chapter 11 Global OBD II and Mode $06 Chapter 12 Immobilizer System Chapter 13 Ignition System Operation Chapter 14 Ignition System Diagnosis Chapter 15 Temperature Sensors Chapter 16 Throttle Position (TP) Sensors Chapter 17 MAP/BARO Sensors Chapter 18 Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensors Chapter 19 Oxygen Sensors Chapter 20 Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors Chapter 21 Fuel Trim Diagnosis Chapter 22 Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters Chapter 23 Fuel Injection Components and Operation Chapter 24 Gasoline Direct Injection Systems Chapter 25 Electronic Throttle Control Systems Chapter 26 Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service Chapter 27 Electronic Transmission Controls Chapter 28 Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing Chapter 29 Emission Control System Devices, Operation, and Diagnosis Chapter 30 Symptom-Based Diagnosis Appendix 1 Sample L1 Test Appendix 2 NATEF correlation chart