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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AUTO 2210 - Automotive Lower Engine Service

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites:  AUTO 2200  (may be taken prior to or in the same semester as AUTO 2210)

Provides the student with actual lower engine procedures with hands-on experience. Covers the use of lower block cleaning equipment, engine boring, crankshaft polishing and camshaft bearing tools. The class will cover the fitting of rods, pistons, and cover the use of the surface grinder for lower block squaring.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform cylinder block service.


  1. Perform crack fault detection with dyes, electromagnetic processes, and pressure test.
  2. Recondition rod and press piston.
  3. Perform use of cylinder boring equipment.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Course structure
    1. Grading system
    2. Classroom activities
    3. Lab activities
    4. Safety practices
    5. Machining processes
  2. Equipment to be utilized
    1. Cleaning equipment
    2. Solvents and chemicals
    3. Rod reconditioning equipment
    4. Boring and honing equipment
  3. Inspection techniques and fault detection
    1. Dyes, chemical, use of infrared
    2. Electro magnetic procedures
  4. Precision measurements
    1. Use of precision measurement equipment
      1. Micrometers
      2. Gauges
      3. Straight edges
      4. Special equipment
    2. Demonstrations and practices
      1. Engine block measurements
      2. Crankshaft measurements
      3. Camshafts
      4. Rods and pistons
  5. Use of machining equipment
    1. Cylinder boring - stationary and portable
    2. Liner service
      1. Removal and installation
    3. Shaft service
      1. Crankshaft
      2. Line boring
    4. Connecting rod and piston servicing
      1. Use of Hydraulic press
      2. Use of heating ovens
      3. Connecting rod reconditioning
  6. Surface grinding
    1. Cylinder heads
    2. Engine block
    3. Intake manifold
    4. Geometric involvements on “V” type engines
  7. Reassembly process
    1. Cam bearing installation
      1. Special equipment required
    2. Measurements and use of tightening and torque equipment
  8. Engine balancing
  9. Principles of ownership of engine machine business
    1. Requirements
    2. Legal - municipal, administrative
    3. Expenditures on equipment
    4. Pricing
  10. Completion of course requirements
    1. Final exam

Primary Faculty
Roland, David
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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