Related Subject Area:
Mechanics - Engineering
Mechanics tutor David Walker's Level 2 students got to work this week removing a car's cylinder block and dismantling its parts to see how each piece was put together and how it worked. Here's how it's done . . . being extremely careful not to get fingers or hands pinched between a swinging engine and the engine bay - most engines weigh hundreds of pounds!
1. Remove the hood to access connections or bolts and give space for the engine lift out of the engine bay using a cherry picker or engine hoist
2. Drain the engine oil and coolant into separate containers for recycling
3. Disconnect the intake, exhaust and coolant lines etc. Older, carburetted motors may have fairly few wired connections to contend with, while brand new cars often have many electrical connections
4. Unbolt the engine from the transmission - loosen each bolt a bit at a time until they are all hand loose before removing them
5. Disconnect the motor mount bolts. The engine will now be supported by the cherry picker or engine jack.
6. Either raise or lower the engine from the engine bay.
All steps completed in a couple of hours . . . David said: "The students will spend the next couple of weeks examining the engine block parts to carefully understand how they work individually and as one unit."
Want to be a mechanic and like to learn in a practical way? This Level 1 Diploma gives you the basic skills and technical knowledge for the repair and maintenance of vehicles with access to our industry standard workshops and fleet of...
Develop your skills and knowledge in the servicing and repair of vehicles using our fleet of tractors and agricultural machinery with this Level 2 Diploma based at our Auction Mart Campus, Skipton.
Develop your skills and knowledge with the servicing and repair of vehicles with the use of our fleet of cars and tractors with this Level 2 Diploma based at our Auction Mart Campus, Skipton.
Broaden and deepen your knowledge of servicing and repairs for a wide range of tractors and agricultural machinery with this Level 3 Diploma and make use of fantastic industry standard facilities and our own fleet of tractors and...
A Heavy Vehicle (HV) technician services, inspects and repairs HVs, categorised by the Department of Transport as category N2 or N3, and associated trailers, with the associated ancillaries.
If you love working in a practical environment with an outdoors setting, the Land-based Service Engineer Apprenticeship could be the perfect fit for you. You will learn how to maintain and repair mechanised equipment used in agriculture,...
Combine training at College with practical work at a dealership or independent garage with our Vehicle Repair Apprenticeship. Learn about the day to day workings of a motoring environment and learn the basic skills to take you through to...