Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

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Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

This comprehensive, up-to-date text covers all aspects of automotive fuel and emissions. It emphasizes diagnosis and troubleshooting, and features tech tips and diagnostic stories throughout.

This title meets the needs for a textbook that combines topics in engine performance (ASE A8 content area) and topics covered in the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE test content area.  By combining these two complementary subjects into one comprehensive textbook, it is easier for the instructor to teach these topics and is cost effective for the student.

Content – Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

Chapter 1 Service Information, Tools, and Safety 1

Chapter 2 Environmental and Hazardous Materials 35

Chapter 3 Gasoline Engine Operation and Specifications 46

Chapter 4 Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis 60

Chapter 5 Gasoline 81

Chapter 6 Alternative Fuels 95

Chapter 7 Diesel and Biodiesel Fuels 108

Chapter 8 Intake and Exhaust Systems 113

Chapter 9 Turbocharging and Supercharging 123

Chapter 10 Engine Condition Diagnosis 135

Chapter 11 On-Board Diagnosis 153

Chapter 12 CAN and Network Communications 162

Chapter 13 Temperature Sensors 179

Chapter 14 Throttle Position Sensors 190

Chapter 15 MAP/BARO Sensors 196

Chapter 16 MASS AIRFLOW Sensors 205

Chapter 17 Oxygen Sensors 212

Chapter 18 Wide-Band Oxygen Sensors 229

Chapter 19 Fuel Pumps, Lines, and Filters 238

Chapter 20 Fuel-Injection Components and Operation 256

Chapter 21 Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems 270

Chapter 22 Electronic Throttle Control System 277

Chapter 23 Fuel-Injection System Diagnosis and Service 286

Chapter 24 Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing 306

Chapter 25 Evaporative Emission Control Systems 317

Chapter 26 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Systems 327 – Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

Chapter 27 Positive Crankcase Ventilation and Secondary Air-Injection Systems 335

Chapter 28 Catalytic Converters 343

Chapter 29 Ignition System Operation and Diagnosis 354

Chapter 30 Scan tools and Engine Performance Diagnosis 378

Chapter 31 Hybrid Safety and Service Procedures 397

Chapter 32 Fuel Cells and Advanced Technologies 410

Appendix NATEF Task Correlation Chart 425

Glossary 428

Index 449


Just so you know that I am not an employee or fan (because of the relatively high rating), there is currently a page in the back of this book where I jot down mistakes, either typos, descriptions that are confusing, an occasional outright error, graphics that were seemingly tossed in without regard for application. Fuel and Emissions Control Systems has some entries on that page. Glancing now, about 20-some. Updated: Around 50 at this point. Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

And I am only about a third of the way through, picking and choosing chapters during a college course on the topic. That is not a huge number. I have written a book, mine about politics with no drawings and hardly the complexity. By my estimate it would be nearly impossible to complete an instructional book without errors. I don’t know of one. My other purchased books have entries in the back too. Plus I write down advice comments, along the lines of suggesting they spare us the kilopascals and metric equivalents after noting the PSI and inches.

For example: Page 262 – “Port fuel-injection systems generally operate with pressures at the injector of about 30-55 PSI (207 to 379 kPa), while TBI systems…”

I am learning and would prefer keeping the moments uncluttered with irrelevant information perhaps only useful in Europe or to physics majors.

Now to the good part. Years ago (as in 1970s-80s) while in college, textbooks were routinely offered with at least full-color images and color fonts on the pages for easier navigation, clarity and to make the experience more pleasant. That went away, even with this publisher and author. I used the 5th edition Electronics book just one year ago, this year buying the 6th edition to accompany my other auto class for 2013 (another electronics though far more involved course at a different school). Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

The 5th had one color, blue, and shades of blue. Call me weird, but seeing the colors creates in me a greater enthusiasm to view the content. And they truly do make the graphics far easier to follow.

The diagrams are for the most part superb. Photos are well-lit and not over-exposed or suffering from other cheesy amateur failings. Text and sections are highlighted in a range of colors to set them apart. Wow, what a job that has been undertaken here. And they know it, which is part of the reason for my review, a self-serving attempt to inform the publisher and Halderman (with Linder) that this kind of treatment is WANTED.

Then again, I am more fussy, a lot more fussy, than the average person. Therefore, I have no idea whether crunching the numbers would result in an outcome supporting those professional diagrams and the full-color. It did earn you one glowing review at the very least. So you got that much. Oh yeah, on the back they write these words: “You spoke… We listened” when telling of the new layout. Consequently, I must not be the lone person who prefers pretty, logical, inclusive learning material since I was not among those who spoke. Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

Ya know, one can go down to Home Depot and find construction books by a range of authors that are just like this and were so before this Prentice Hall series, for years even. But taking classes at least since I have been doing so going back to returning to college in 2009 has meant boring cheap-looking books, all at around 5-times the price of a construction guide. Speaking of the cost, it remains up there, as the reader of this review will already know.

There you have it. It is obviously possible to print and distribute excellent material that itself has a less than massive audience for what one must assume to be a profit. Yet here I am not even complaining about the $100-plus purchase, just applauding the willingness to provide a quality equal to $35 books. And I do offer that applause. This book is destined for staying in my library. The time spent highlighting (in three colors) is alone worth more than what it could be sold used for. Now that 5th edition Electronics product is another matter. That one is going out the door real cheap.

Anyway, value warrants 4 stars because the price is too high and it sure would be cool at this premium to be given hard covers. A few less examples of confusing descriptions too. Nearly everything between the covers and after purchase, however, par excellence. Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems PDF

Okay, forgot about the Task Sheets. They suck, are all black text with a few black and white pictures but still go for $30-plus. It is probable that we are dealing with ASE-required as for the material in the Task Sheets. They sure could have been lifted up with the latest text design or sold for less, however. We are, after all, dealing with 150 pages (depending on which book) that may as well be photocopies in a spiral-bound paperback with no color.

Plus the whole lab thing wherever I take classes adds to the bad experience because they end up being a bunch of students wandering around asking each other what to do after the instructor demonstrates once, then sent the whole gang off to begin tearing out task sheets, any you want (go find the list in the syllabus handouts) for that day.

Lastly, on more than one occasion I had to bother the instructor about an item, only to find out that no such information is available for the car working on. That could have been noted in the Task Sheet, saving both me and the instructor some time.

I might take and upload a couple photos to show the gorgeous pages actually. Why? So more instructors will buy because of the quality, leading to the author and publisher feeling sufficiently rewarded to the extent of ideally continuing to offer a fabulous product, even if at a typically exorbitant textbook price.

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