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Fundamentals of motor vehicle technology

Author: V A W Hillier
Publisher: Cheltenham, England : Stanley Thornes Pub., 1991, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

The fourth edition of this text gives full coverage of all the latest syllabuses and the very latest in European and Japanese technologies.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V A W Hillier
ISBN: 0748705317 9780748705313 0748705163 9780748705160
OCLC Number: 46761850
Description: 486 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Part 1 Vehicle development and layout: vehicle development; vehicle layout. Part 2 The petrol engine: main parts and working principles; practical application of the cycle of operations; crankshafts; connecting rods; pistons, rings and gudgeon pins; valves and valve-operating gear; the cylinder block and crankcase; the four-stroke cycle in detail - valve and ignition timing; combustion chambers; multi-cylinder engines. Part 3 The fuel system: the fuel supply system; the functions of the carburettor and fuel injection system; the simple carburettor; constant choke carburettors; constant-depression carburettors; inlet manifolds; petrol injection; air cleaners and silencers; emission control. Part 4 The cooling system: the function of the cooling system; main features of an air-cooled system; main features of a liquid-cooled system. Part 5 Engine lubrication: the functions and properties of lubricants; the lubrication system. Part 6 Bearings: plain bearings; ball and roller bearings. Part 7 The compression-ignition engine: cycle of operations; engine construction - combustion chambers; the fuel system. Part 8 Supercharging: principles of supercharging; types of supercharger. Part 9 Alternative types of engine: propulsion units. Part 10 Clutches: the single-plate clutch; the multi-plate clutch. Part 11 Gearboxes: the gearbox; sliding-mesh gearbox; constant-mesh and synchro-mesh gearbox; planetary gearing and unidirectional clutches; the automatic gearbox; the overdrive. Part 12 Propeller shafts and drive arrangements: propeller shafts and universal joints; drive arrangements. Part 13 Rear axles: final-drive gears; the differential; rear axle construction; four-wheel drive. Part 14 Steering systems: directional control; camber, castor and swivel-axis inclination; steering components; four-wheel steering. Part 15 Vehicle structure: general frame construction; integral construction of frames; heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Part 16 Suspension systems: types and characteristics of metal springs; rubber suspension; air suspension; the damper; independent front suspension (ifs); independent rear suspension (irs). Part 17 Wheels and tyres: wheels; tyres; wheel balancing. Part 18 Brakes: braking principles; brake arrangements; hydraulic operating systems; servo operations; anti-lock braking system. Part 19 Electrical equipment: general layout and basic principles; the battery; the charging system; the lighting system; the ignition system; the starter system; auxiliary equipment; fault diagnosis.
Responsibility: V.A.W. Hillier.
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