NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Apr 01, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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DESL 1640 - Diesel Fuel Systems and Tuning

This course will familiarize students with the air and fuel delivery systems, emission control devices and engine retarders that are currently used in the industry.  Students will be instructed on the proper troubleshooting, repair and adjustment of the systems.

Credits: 4

Comments: Course must be completed with a C or better.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of DESL 1640 Diesel Fuel Systems and Tuning, the student will:

  1. Outline the fuel subsystem used on current diesel powered equipment.
  2. Perform a fuel filter restriction test on a diesel-powered engine.
  3. Test a fuel system with a sight glass for excessive air bubbles.
  4. Perform a charge air cooler leakage test.
  5. Perform fuel pump timing on hydro mechanically fueled engines.
  6. Identify and adjust mechanically actuated injectors.
  7. Perform an injector replacement on a common rail fuel system.
  8. Demonstrate how to properly adjust valves, injectors, and compression brakes on a variety of diesel engines.
  9. Compare the different emission control systems used by OEMs.
  10. Research alternative fuels that are used or might be used in the diesel industry.
  11. Apply troubleshooting procedures commonly used for engine management systems.

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