Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Diesel Engines II

 Title Abbreviation:   DIESEL ENGINES II

 Department:    DSL

 Course #:    203

 Credits:    13

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    16.5

 CIP:    470605

 EPC:    775

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Continuation of DSL 202. Covers theory and servicing of engine support systems, including cooling, lubrication, and breathing systems. Introduction to diesel fuels and hydro-mechanical fuel systems, including pump-line-nozzle and various unit injector systems, governors and proper adjustments. Covers failure analysis and troubleshooting as applied to mechanical engines and fuel systems. Use of engine dyno to demonstrate engine break-in and performance characteristics. Shop work to include reassembly of engine projects started fall quarter, with the intent to run them.


Prerequisite: DSL 202 and MATH 096 with a "D" or higher or concurrent enrollment.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 66

Lab: 154

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Choose and recommend appropriate lubricants: Identify lube system failures.
  2. Understand and diagnose cooling system related complaints.
  3. Understand theory of engine breathing systems.
  4. Know and apply performance and run-in procedures.
  5. Measure fuel qualities and parameters.
  6. Perform rotary pump troubleshooting, installation and removal.
  7. Perform Cummins Pressure-Time (PT) pump troubleshooting.
  8. Understand and troubleshoot pump-line-nozzle fuel systems.
  9. Service and adjust hydraulic injector nozzles.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Lubricants: Industry standards and applications.
  2. Cooling systems.
  3. Breathing systems.
  4. Performance and run-in, classroom and applied learning.
  5. Failure analysis and troubleshooting from the technicianís perspective.
  6. PT pumps: Theory of operation.
  7. Rotary pumps: Theory and application.
  8. Inline pumps: Theory and installation.
  9. Fuel and fuel sub-systems.