AUT 271 : Automotive Controller Systems II

Transcript title

Auto Controller Systems II



Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours


Lecture hours


Lab hours



AUT 206.

Recommended preparation

AUT 270.

Course Description

Vehicle performance is enhanced by a variety of methods. This course examines various methods of performance enhancements of automotive drive systems with major emphasis on electronic programing. Manufacturer scan tools will be included with vehicle testing.

Course learning outcomes

1. Describe vehicle performance before and after vehicle hardware and software modification.
2. Calculate volumetric efficiency of operational vehicles.
3. Perform on board diagnostics, analyze the results, and report the findings.
4. Perform vehicle dynamometer operation.
5. Describe and perform vehicle reprogramming for performance and emissions.
6. Communicate technical information verbally and in writing.
7. Describe and practice safety procedures while working in an automotive shop environment.

Content outline

  1. 1. Class intro/review syllabus
  2. Dyno basics
  3. Tuning platforms
  4. Engine types
  5. Bore vs. stroke
  6. Cylinder head types
  7. Pistons, rods
  8. Crank types
  9. Induction types
  10. Engine additives
  11. Drivetrain types
  12. Fuel types
  13. Fuel delivery types
  14. Diesel fuel delivery types
  15. Horsepower vs. torque
  16. Engine management programs
  17. Types of racing
  18. Start tuning checklist
  19. Troubleshooting
  20. Common engine failures and how to avoid them

Required materials

Required textbook and special gear, see syllabus for details.

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