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Automotive Mechanics, Volumes 1 & 2, Blended Learning Package


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VOLUME ONE: Part 1: Introduction to motor vehiclesChapter 1: Motor vehicle components
Chapter 2: Workshop Safety
Chapter 3: Workshop practices
Chapter 4: Tools and their use
Chapter 5: Measuring and checking
Chapter 6: Friction and bearings
Chapter 7: Seals, gaskets and sealants
Chapter 8: Workplace business communications Part 2: Engines and engine systemsChapter 9: Engine fundamentals
Chapter 10: Engine Construction and components
Chapter 11: Cooling systems and service
Chapter 12: Engine lubricating systems
Chapter 13: EFI fuel systems
Chapter 14: Intake and exhaust systems
Chapter 15: Clutches
Chapter 16: Clutch service Part 3: Manual transmissions and drivesChapter 17: Manual transmission transaxles
Chapter 18: Manual transmission and transaxle service
Chapter 19: Drive lines and shafts
Chapter 20: Rear axles and final drives
Chapter 21: Rear axle and final-drive service
Chapter 22: Tyres, wheels and balance
Chapter 23: Brakes Part 4: Running gearChapter 24: Brake Service
Chapter 25: Suspension systems
Chapter 26: Suspension service
Chapter 27: Steering systems
Chapter 28: Steering system service
Chapter 29: Wheel alignment Part 5: MaintenanceChapter 30: Fuels, fluids and lubricants
Chapter 31: Service and maintenance
Chapter 32: Basic Mechanics and diagnosis Part 6: Basics of the electrical system Chapter 33: Basic electrics
Chapter 34: Effects and applications of electric currents
Chapter 35: Basic electronics
Chapter 36: The batteryVOLUME 2: Part 1: Engine construction and overhaulChapter 1: General engine service
Chapter 2: Cylinder head and valves
Chapter 3: Cylinder-head and valve service
Chapter 4: Cylinder block, crankshaft and bearings
Chapter 5: Cylinder-block, crankshaft and bearing service
Chapter 6: Pistons, connecting rods and bearings
Chapter 7: Piston, connecting-rod and bearing service
Chapter 8: Engine measurement and performance
Chapter 9: Rotary enginePart 2: Fuel and engine managementChapter 10: Electronic fuel injection and engine management
Chapter 11: Ignition systems
Chapter 12: Emission controls
Chapter 13: Induction systems, turbochargers and superchargers
Chapter 14: Maintenance and diagnosis: petrol enginesPart 3: Diesel enginesChapter 15: Diesel engines: features
Chapter 16: Diesel fuel systems
Chapter 17: Diesel fuel system servicePart 4: Alternative drive systems Chapter 18: Hybrid and fuel cell drive systemsPart 5: Automatic transmissions and driveChapter 19: Automatic transmissions: torque converters
Chapter 20: Automatic transmissions: mechanical
Chapter 21: Automatic transmissions: hydraulics and controls
Chapter 22: Automatic transmission service
Chapter 23: Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drivePart 6: Electrical systems Chapter 24: Starting system
Chapter 25: Charging system
Chapter 26: Body-electrical systems
Chapter 27: Body-electrical service
Chapter 28: Instruments and indicators
Chapter 29: Body-electrical componentsPart 7: Safety, security and convenience Chapter 30: Braking: ABS, traction control and vehicle stability
Chapter 31: Air conditioning

About the Author

Ed May is retired and living in Qld. He is a proven successful author for McGraw-Hill, having authored the previous six editions of Automotive Mechanics. Les Simpson, Dip Teaching, MIAME, Sydney Institute of TAFE Les has more than 30 years' teaching experience and currently teaches at the Sydney Institute of TAFE. He holds a Diploma in Teaching (Technical), a certificate IV in Automotive Technology and is a member of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers. During his career, he has taught trade and farm mechanics in a small country college, plant and heavy equipment in a regional college, and light vehicle mechanics at metropolitan colleges. Les has also worked overseas for TAFE NSW assisting the governments of Malaysia and the People's Republic of China to deliver vocational education and training (VET) programs. Prior to joining TAFE NSW Les served as a member of the Australian Army. During his army career, Les completed his apprenticeship and gained experience working on a variety of vehicles and equipment. Les is a keen supporter of WorldSkills Australia as a national judge and Sydney regional organiser.

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