VSM-103 Engine Dismantling, Inspection & Assembly

Course Description:
This course deals with the basics of how engine speed is governed, preliminary checks prior to engine dismantling, carrying out failure analysis, engine disassembly and inspection, teardown steps and engine repair and replacement.

  • Prerequisite Course(s): VSM 102 or concurrently

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1. Practice proper safety procedures to ensure healthy work environment.
  2. Use small engine tools and equipment.
  3. Perform small engine preventive maintenance.
  4. Demonstrate basic troubleshooting and repair of small engines.
  5. Overhaul two and four-stroke small engines.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:         
The student will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose and function of the governor system in small engines.
  2. Demonstrate how to analyze engine failure.
  3. Disassemble and inspect engine following teardown procedures.
  4. Prepare engine parts and carry out assembly operations.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

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D

M

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D

D

 

M

 

3

 

M

D

 

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M

M

 

 

D

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1: Explain the purpose and function of the governor system in small engines.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

1.1 Explain how the governor protects the engine.

 

Written test and/or short answer questions

1.2 Enumerate governor types.

1.3 Explain governor construction and connection.

General SLO 2: Demonstrate how to analyze engine failure.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

2.1 Demonstrate preliminary engine examination.

 

Practical exercises and/orsts

2.2 Demonstrate how to perform engine disassembly to carry out checks.

2.3 Perform engine failure analysis.

General SLO 3: Disassemble and inspect engine following teardown procedures.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

3.1 Carry out preliminary steps prior to disassembly.

 

Multiple choice questions and/or short answer questions

3.2 Dismantle the engine following teardown steps as instructed.

3.3 Clean engine parts and inspect them for wear.

General SLO 4: Prepare engine parts and carry out assembly operations.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

4.1 Carry out engine preparation.

 

Practical exercises and/or tests

4.2 Recondition or replace defective parts.

4.3 Perform engine assembly operations following instructions.

D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Governor systems
    • Engine protection, types of governors and operation, governor construction, connection and adjustment
  2. Failure analysis
    • Preliminary engine examination, disassembly to inspect engine parts, and failure analysis
  3. Engine disassembly, inspection and assembly
    • Disassembly instructions, teardown steps, engine repair, replacement and assembly

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

  1. Computer Aided Instruction
  2. Practical/Experimentation
  3. Lecture/Demonstration

F.  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
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William Schuster (1998), Small Engine Technology, 2nd, published by Cengage Learning, P.O. Box 6904, Florence, KY 41022-6904, U.S.A. (or most recent edition).
Toolkit

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
Selected Films and Charts from Various Sources
Various manufacturer service manuals
William Schuster (1998), Small Engine Technology, 2nd edition,  published by Cengage Learning, P.O. Box 6904, Florence, KY 41022-6904, U.S.A (or most recent edition).

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
Students must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” grade to pass this course.

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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