Automotive Mechanics 8e Volume 1 and 2

Automotive Mechanics 8e Volume 1 and 2

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Shrinkwrap features Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the renowned Automotive Mechanics texts now available in their eighth edition.

This market leading Automotive Mechanics text has been completely updated with new and revised content covering all the most relevant developments in the Australian automotive industry.

The eighth edition of May and Simpson's Automotive Mechanics Volume 1 covers principles, applications and general servicing requirements that relate to passenger and light commercial vehicles. With full-colour illustrations and photographs, this new edition provides thorough coverage of the most relevant developments in the Australian automotive industry.

This renowned series addresses the requirements of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package (AUR12). A competency grid links the book's content to the Training Package's competencies to ensure teachers and students are meeting all necessary requirements. Click here to view the competency grid.

The two volumes of Automotive Mechanics encourage students' understanding by using practical explanations and design features such as safety tips, handy hints, review questions, technical terms and glossary.

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 210 x 280 x 60mm | 4,050g
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • 8th edition
  • 0070285616
  • 9780070285613
  • 545,428

Table of contents

Automotive Mechanics, Volume 1
Part 1: Introduction to motor vehicles
1 Motor vehicle components
2 Workshop safety
3 Workshop practices
4 Tools and their use
5 Measuring and checking
6 Friction and bearings
7 Seals, gaskets and sealants
8 The environment and the automotive service industry

Part 2: Engines and engine systems
9 Engine fundamentals
10 Engine construction and components
11 Cooling system and service
12 Engine-lubricating systems
13 EFI fuel systems
14 Carburettor fuel systems
15 Gas fuel systems
16 Intake and exhaust systems

Part 3: Manual transmissions and drives
17 Clutches
18 Clutch service
19 Manual transmission and transaxles
20 Manual transmission and transaxle service
21 Drive lines and shafts
22 Rear axles and final drives
23 Rear-axles and final-drive service

Part 4: Running gear
24 Tyres, wheels and balance
25 Brakes
26 Brake service
27 Suspension systems
28 Suspension service
29 Steering systems
30 Steering-system service
31 Wheel alignment

Part 5: Maintenance
32 Fuels, fluids and lubricants
33 Service and maintenance
34 Basic mechanics and diagnosis

Part 6: Basics of the electrical system
35 Basic electrics
36 Effects and applications of electric currents
37 Basic electronics
38 The battery
Appendix: The SI system of measurement
Common abbreviations

Automotive Mechanics, Volume 2
Part 1: Engine construction and overhaul
1 General engine service
2 Cylinder head and valves
3 Cylinder-head and valve service
4 Cylinder block, crankshaft and bearings
5 Cylinder block, crankshaft and bearing service
6 Pistons, connecting-rods and bearings
7 Piston, connecting-rod and bearing service
8 Engine measurement and performance
9 Rotary engine

Part 2: Fuel and engine management
10 Electronic fuel injection and engine management
11 Ignition systems
12 Emission controls
13 Induction systems, turbochargers and superchargers
14 Maintenance and diagnosis: petrol engines

Part 3: Diesel engines
15 Diesel engines: features
16 Diesel fuel systems
17 Diesel fuel system service

Part 4: Alternative Drive Systems
18 Hybrid and fuel cell drive systems

Part 5: Automatic transmissions and drive
19 Automatic transmissions: torque converters
20 Automatic transmissions: mechanical
21 Automatic transmissions: hydraulics and controls
22 Automatic transmission service
23 Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive

Part 6: Electrical systems
24 Starting system
25 Charging system
26 Body-electrical systems
27 Body-electrical service
28 Instruments and indicators
29 Body-electrical components

Part 7: Safety, security and convenience
30 Braking: ABS, traction control and vehicle stability
31 Air conditioning
32 Seat belts and seating
33 Supplemental restraint systems (SRS) and occupant safety
34 Remote locking, immobilisers and security
35 Cruise controls and trip computers
36 Audio and visual systems

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About Ed May

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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