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AUM 152 Automotive Machine Shop

Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 6
Credits: 4

Covers the methods, technical aspects, theory, checks, and procedures used to recondition internal combustion engines and related components. Introduces the precision measuring tools, torque wrenches, fasteners, and machining equipment used daily by automotive machinists. Discusses procedures, precision measuring devices, and special tools, as well as theories of leverage, pressure/volume, expansion, momentum, inertia, and work related to engines.

Prerequisite: AUM 151  and AUM 158 , each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the duties and responsibilities of an automotive machinist. 
  2. Identify the various components utilized in automotive internal combustion engines and the special tools necessary to check them.
  3. Apply industry standard diagnostic procedures to determine if a component is re-buildable. 
  4. Describe the theories and fundamentals of internal combustion engine component function, operation, and their relation to power and torque developed through pressure, leverage, heat, and momentum.
  5. Use precision measuring tools. 
  6. Use industry standard component cleaning procedures. 
  7. Identify assigned components including original factory specifications of each. 
  8. Detect and verify normal and abnormal wear patterns of individual automobile components. 
  9. Use safe working practices standard to automotive machine shops. 
  10. Demonstrate the machine set up and operating procedures used to recondition engine components. 

Content Outline
  • Industry Standard Safety Procedures
  • Hazardous Materials; Handling and Disposal
  • Precision Tools and Measurement
  • Threaded Fasteners
  • Cylinder Heads and Valve Trains
  • Lower Engine Components and Fundamentals
  • Lubrication Systems