Engine Building Fundamentals
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 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