Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuilding, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, Spiral bound Version

  • includes Classroom Manual and Shop Manual
  • AUTHOR: Chris Hadfield
  • ISBN-13: 9781133602514 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1008 Pages  Spiralbound 
  • 5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • ©2014     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE REPAIR & REBUILDING, 5th Edition delivers the theoretical and practical knowledge technicians need to repair and service modern automotive engines and prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam. Designed around National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards, this system-specific text addresses engine construction, engine operation, intake and exhaust systems, and engine repair, as well as the basics in engine rebuilding. Forward-looking discussions include advancements in hybrid technology, factors affecting engine performance, and designs and functions of modern component parts. Long known for its technical accuracy and concise writing style, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE REPAIR & REBUILDING, 5th Edition revs up classroom and shop learning with realistic line drawings, detailed photosand a variety of electronic tools for instructors.


  • Chapters deliver key information and skills on engine system and component maintenance, diagnosis, and repair, paving the way to successful automotive careers.
  • Showcasing engines, components, and tools in remarkable detail, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE REPAIR & REBUILDING, 5th Edition depicts the advancements found in automotive shops today, for a finely-tuned understanding of the industry.
  • Practical information on hybrid vehicles, including service precautions and procedures, stress on-the-job issues and prepare readers for the automotive shop of tomorrow.
  • Studying the Shop Manual's ASE practice exam prepares readers for success on the Engine Repair certification test.

About the Contributor

  • Chris Hadfield

    Christopher Hadfield is currently director the Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence. Previous to this appointment, he was dean of career and technical education in Brainerd, Minnesota, capping a decade of experience as an automotive technology instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools, including stints as department chair and program coordinator. Before teaching, Chris was a master certified automotive technician working for a GM dealership, an independent, and a retail store, as well as owning his own business. In addition to being ASE Master Certified and ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certified, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in automotive engineering technology with a minor in manufacturing engineering technology from Minnesota State University Mankato, and he has a Master of Education degree in community college teaching and learning from the University of Illinois Urbana--Champaign. Combining high school and college teaching expertise, along with hands-on experience from the shop, Chris lends his critical eye to a variety of Delmar-Cengage Learning automotive publications, including TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & SYSTEMS and AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE JOB SHEETS FOR NATEF TASK MASTERY.

Table of Contents

Classroom Manual

1. Automotive Engines.
2. Theory of Engine Operation.
3. Engine Repair and Rebuilding Industry.
4. Engine Operating Systems.
5. Engine Materials, Fasteners, Gaskets, and Seals.
6. Intake and Exhaust Systems.
7. Factors Affecting Engine Performance.
8. Engine Configurations, Mounts, and Remanufactured Engines.
9. Cylinder Heads.
10. Camshafts and Valve Trains.
11. Timing Mechanisms.
12. Engine Block Construction.
13. Pistons, Rings, Connecting Rods, and Bearings.
14. Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles.

Shop Manual

1. Safety and Shop Practices.
2. Basic Testing, Initial Inspection, and Service Procedures.
3. Engine Rebuilding Tools and Skills.
4. Diagnosing and Servicing Engine Operating Systems.
5. Repair and Replacement of Engine Fasteners, Gaskets, and Seals.
6. Intake and Exhaust System Diagnosis and Service.
7. Diagnosing Engine Performance Concerns.
8. Engine Removal, Engine Swap, and Engine Installation.
9. Cylinder Head Disassemble, Inspection, and Service.
10. Valve Train Service.
11. Timing Mechanism Service.
12. Inspecting, Disassembling, and Servicing the Cylinder Block Assembly.
13. Short Block Component Service and Engine Assembly.
14. Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Service.

New to this Edition

  • The 5th Edition of is aligned with the NATEF Automotive Service Technology and Master Automotive Service Technology task lists.
  • New material on cylinder heads, variable valve trains, displacement on demand, and changes in the workplace give technicians an accurate picture of automotive careers today.
  • New usage guidelines and issues related to maintenance fluids and procedures for modern vehicles keep readers informed on important, day-to-day technician responsibilities.
  • New photo sequences of typical procedures on maintenance and related items remove ambiguity and help readers visualize manual tasks.