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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

AUM 190 Automotive Machine Shop - Engine Assembly

Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Credits: 3

Covers theory and application in automotive machining procedures. Includes use of precision measuring tools, torque wrenches, camshaft timing checks, clearance checks, blueprint measurement, and engine assembly and sealing techniques.

Prerequisite: AUM 188  and/or AUM 189 , either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the duties of automotive engine assembly specialist.
  2. Use diagnostic procedures to determine component rebuildability.
  3. Perform component cleaning procedures.
  4. Identify components and record factory tolerances and specifications of each part.
  5. Use precision measuring equipment, including, but not limited to: a. Inside and outside micrometers b. Dial indicators and dial bore gauges c. Torque wrenches d. Surface finish comparison equipment
  6. Apply safe working practices in automotive machining procedures.
  7. Perform all engine assembly clearance checks and measurements.
  8. Assemble an engine and make necessary adjustments.

Content Outline
  • Shop Orientation and Shop Safety Procedures
  • Precision Measuring Tools
  • Component Final Cleaning
  • Preparation for Assembly
  • Recording Clearances, Measurements, and Other Information
  • Camshaft timing and Interpretation of Specifications
  • Causes and Effects of Camshaft Timing Changes
  • Gaskets and Sealers
  • Oil Pumps and Drive Mechanisms
  • Timing Components
  • Oils and Lubricants
  • Valve Lash Adjustment and Checks
  • Priming of Oil System and Preparation for Initial Start-Up
  • Engine Break In