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AGC 258 Diesel Engines II
Credit Hours:  2.0
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2.0L/0LL
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: Theory of diesel electronic engine systems. The use of computerized diagnosis, technical service literature, special engine tools and safety are emphasized.

Prerequisites: Must be sponsored by an AGC Contractor to enroll in course.

Corequisites:

Recommendations: The AGC Mechanic Apprentice Program was developed to provide a plan of approved training that will equip apprentices for profitable employment as skilled mechanics in the construction industry. Each apprentice is sponsored by a participating AGC member firm.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Work safely 100% of the time.
2. Read and interpret Technical Service Literature.
3. Perform preventive maintenance and adjustments related to diesel engines.
4. Explain the precautions that should be observed while reconditioning diesel engines.
5. Describe in detail the fuel flow and governor operation in a Caterpillar scroll fuel system.
6. Illustrate how to remove and install the injection pump assembly on the engine using correct timing procedures.
7. Explain in detail how to remove and install a pump element in a scroll system pump.
8. Demonstrate the fuel flow and governor operation in a Detroit Diesel.
9. Illustrate how to remove and install the unit injector on an engine using correct timing and adjusting procedures.
10. Explain correct procedures and caution to disassemble, inspect, and assemble a Detroit Diesel unit injector.
11. Explain fuel flow and pump operation in one Roosa Master fuel pump.
12. Explain how to remove and install the Roosa Master injection pump assembly on the engine using correct timing procedures.
13. Detail fuel flow, pump operation, and governor operation in a Lucas-CAV fuel pump.
14. Explain how to remove and install the Lucas-CAV Injection pump assembly on an engine using correct timing procedures.
15. Describe the operation of a basic fuel nozzle.
16. Demonstrate the cleaning, inspecting, assembly and testing of a fuel nozzle.
17. Explain in detail the operation of a sleeve metering pumping element and governor operation in a Caterpillar sleeve metering injection pump.
18. Explain in detail the operating principles of a Cummins PT fuel pump and how the engine is governed.
19.Explain in detail the correct tune-up procedures for a for a Detroit Diesel and Cummins engine.
20. Explain how an electronic fuel system works identifying the main components .
21. Explain how to hook up the proper diagnostic tool to perform testing & adjusting.
22. Detail how to troubleshoot a diesel engine for a low power complaint.
23. Explain in detail how to locate a misfiring injector or nozzle in a diesel engine.
24. Explain in detail the cause of various colors of a diesel engine exhaust.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet proficiencies as guided by the AED Foundation Standards for Construction Equipment Technology. (http://www.aednet.org/aed_foundation/pdf/standards-2005.pdf)
2. Use service manuals to identify manufacture’s acceptable equipment standards.