Motor Vehicle Mechanic's Textbook - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780434918843, 9781483183145

Motor Vehicle Mechanic's Textbook

5th Edition

Authors: F. K. Sully
eBook ISBN: 9781483183145
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st February 1988
Page Count: 320
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Motor Vehicle Mechanic's Textbook, Fifth Edition is a textbook on the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles that balances theory and practice. Topics covered range from engine principles and components to maintenance of the lubrication, cooling, and fuel systems. Safety in the motor vehicle workshop is also considered.

Comprised of 24 chapters, this book begins with an overview of calculations and scientific principles relevant to motor vehicle maintenance and repair, followed by a discussion on equipment necessary for satisfactory engineering drawing. The reader is then introduced to the structure of the motor vehicle; suspension; and the front-wheel assembly. Subsequent chapters focus on carburation; the compression-ignition engine; the electrical, ignition, and charging and starting systems; clutch and gearbox; automatic transmission; universal joints; final drive and differential; and rear-wheel assembly.

This monograph is intended for mechanics and will also prove useful to those engaged in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul sections of the motor industry, as well as to motorists who wish to know more about their vehicles.

Table of Contents


1 Calculations and Science

2 Drawing

3 The Vehicle Structure

4 Suspension

5 The Front-Wheel Assembly

6 Engine Principles

7 Engine Components

8 The Lubrication System

9 The Cooling System

10 The Fuel System

11 Carburation

12 The Compression-Ignition Engine

13 The Electrical System

14 The Ignition System

15 The Charging and Starting Systems

16 The Clutch

17 The Gearbox

18 Automatic Transmission

19 Universal Joints: Propeller and Drive Shafts

20 The Final Drive and Differential

21 The Rear-Wheel Assembly

22 The Braking System

23 Materials

24 Safety in the Motor Vehicle Workshop

Appendix Conversion Factors



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