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Automotive Engine Rebuilding

Course Title: Automotive Engine Rebuild Part 1

Description: This course covers the repair, rebuilding, and troubleshooting of pre-1975 internal combustion engines. Emphasis is placed on the use of tools and equipment to measure reconditioning tolerances of the internal combustion engine. Upon completion, students should be able to disassemble, repair and/or replace, and reassemble an internal combustion engine.

Course Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course requirements, the student will be able to

• Demonstrate the knowledge and application of safe engine repair practices.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of engine construction and operation.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of engine disassembly.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of engine component cleaning and evaluation.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of lubrication, seals, bearings, and gaskets.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of engine reassembly and adjustments.

• Incorporate critical thinking skills in the selection of tools and materials.

• Demonstrate proper disassembly/assembly procedures and techniques.

• Perform basic research and problem solving associated with engine rebuilding.

Course Length: 124 Hours


• Introduction, 4-cycle fundamentals, and problem diagnosis

• Disassembly, inspection, and measurement

• Options

• Parts cleaning

• Lubricating systems

• Reassembly

• Seals & gaskets

• Cylinder bore

• Head & valves

• Head gaskets

• Distributor installation

• Component part replacement

• Completion & tune-up

CEU’s: 12.4

Pre-Requisites: None

Textbook(s) Required: None

Supplies or Other Requirements: Grading: Students will receive a “S” Satisfactory if they attend 80% of the total course hours or a “U” Unsatisfactory if are absent in excess of 20% of total course hours.

Attendance: Students must attend 80% of total course hours.

Disability Statement: If you have a disability that may affect your academic performance and are seeking accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the ADA service office. The office is located in room 117 of the Patterson Building. You may call Andra Bennett, 704-991-0214, if you have any questions concerning disability services. It is important to request accommodations early enough to the ADA services offices adequate time to consider your request and recommend reasonable accommodations. Instructors will provide necessary accommodations based on the recommendations of the ADA services office

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