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Engine Building Fundamentals

Engine Building Fundamentals

$129 USD

The Engine Building Fundamentals course will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to correctly assemble engines while avoiding costly mistakes.

You will learn about the critical tolerances and clearances in the engine, how to how to decide on the correct clearances for your application, and see how to use specialised measuring equipment to confirm the clearances are correct. You’ll learn about the common machining operations that will be required for an engine assembly and this will allow you to speak the same language as the engine machinist when you’re specifying the work required. 

The concepts presented in this course are the fundamental core principles that are applicable to any engine assembly job. Regardless whether you’re assembling a Mitsubishi 4G63, a Toyota 2JZ, or a GM LS3, the lessons learned in this course will be 100% applicable to you. 

This course is theory-based, and contains the knowledge and techniques we believe are essential foundations to anyone interested in assembling engines. Once you’ve completed this course we recommend our soon to be released Practical Engine Building course which takes these principles and applies them in real engine assembly worked examples that you can follow along.

This course assumes that you will be working with an automotive machine shop in order to perform the raw machining of your engine ready for assembly. This course doesn’t cover in detail the process of machining an engine block or engine components - This work is beyond the realm of the home enthusiast and general performance workshop as it requires potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of specialty equipment as well as extensive experience in how to correctly operate it.

What you will learn
  • What engine blueprinting is
  • Essential engine machining processes
  • How to use precision measuring equipment
  • How to select the correct clearances for your application
  • How to file piston ring end gaps
  • How to check bearing oil clearances

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 05.30
  • How To Use This Course 02.09
  • Disclaimer 00.58
  • Engine Building And Engine Blueprinting 07.19
  • Documentation 02.05
  • Imperial And Metric Units 05.24
  • The 4 Stroke Process 07.32
  • Engine Block 10.48
  • Rotating Assembly 10.39
  • Cylinder Head 06.03
  • Valve Timing 04.54
  • Compression Ratio 07.32
  • Rod To Stroke Ratio 11.10
  • Boring/Honing & Torque Plate Honing 08.41
  • Line Boring / Line Honing 04.15
  • Deck Preparation 02.41
  • Crack Testing 02.52
  • Component Balancing 04.37
  • Crankshaft Polishing 01.44
  • Crankshaft Grinding 04.15
  • Checking For Size And Straightness 01.37
  • Cylinder Head Machining 05.06
  • Bolt Clamping Force 07.22
  • Studs VS Bolts 03.10
  • Fastener Lubrication 03.36
  • Precision And Accuracy 03.47
  • Micrometer 01.46
  • How To Use A Micrometer 09.40
  • Bore Gauge 01.33
  • How To Use A Bore Gauge 03.43
  • Feeler Blades 01.05
  • How To Use Feeler Blades 04.08
  • Stretch Gauge 01.38
  • How To Use A Stretch Gauge 05.53
  • Ring File 01.22
  • How To Use A Ring File 10.36
  • Ring Compressor 01.28
  • How To Use A Ring Compressor 10.18
  • Dial Gauge And Magnetic Base 01.42
  • How To Use A Dial Gauge & Mag Base 03.54
  • Torque Wrench 01.41
  • How To Use A Torque Wrench 05.53
  • Angle Gauge 01.13
  • How To Use An Angle Gauge 03.46
  • Valve Spring Compressor 01.13
  • Engine Stand 00.54
  • Head Stand 00.47
  • Engine Bearing Clearances 05.24
  • Measuring Bearing Clearances 02.16
  • Using Plastigauge 06.48
  • How To Use Plastigauge 04.40
  • Piston Ring End Gaps 08.35
  • Filing Piston Ring End Gaps 03.43
  • Piston To Bore Clearance 06.00
  • Measuring Piston To Bore Clearance 03.10
  • Piston To Head Clearance 02.39
  • Measuring Piston To Head Clearance 03.58
  • Piston To Valve Clearance 06.28
  • Measuring Piston To Valve Clearance 02.38
  • Thrust Clearance 01.18
  • Measuring Thrust Clearance 01.58
  • Introduction 01.18
  • Engine Block Preparation 05.02
  • Preparing Threaded Holes 01.55
  • Engine Component Cleaning 04.29
  • Crankshaft Installation 03.37
  • Installing Rings On Pistons 05.37
  • Installing Pistons On Conrods 03.46
  • Installing Piston Assembly 03.19
  • Head Installation 03.19
  • Engine Break In 06.49
  • Conclusion 01.32
  • Request Certification 00.06

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