Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems,
6th Edition

Sean Bennett

ISBN-13: 9780357358542
Copyright 2021 | Published
1184 pages | List Price: USD $167.95

Gear up for career success in the dynamic field of commercial truck engine service, with the latest edition of the most comprehensive to guide commercial vehicle engines and their management systems available today! Ideal for students, entry-level technicians, and experienced professionals, MEDIUM/HEAVY DUTY TRUCK ENGINES, FUEL & COMPUTERIZED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, covers the full range of commercial vehicle diesel engines (from light- to heavy-duty), electric drivetrains, and the most current management electronics used in the industry. In addition, dedicated chapters deal with natural gas (NG) fuel systems, alternate fuels, hybrid drive, fuel cell, and all-electric drive systems. User-friendly and fully up to date, this trusted text addresses the latest ASE® Education Foundation tasks, places unique emphasis on the modern multiplexed chassis and telematics, and is designed to serve as a practical toolbox reference throughout your professional career.


1. Introduction.
2. Hand and Shop Tools.
3. Personal Safety Equipment.
4. Engine Fundamentals.
5. History of the Heat Engine.
6. Power.
7. Diesel Engine Powertrain Assemblies.
8. Diesel Engine Feedback Assembly.
9. Engine Housing Components.
10. Diesel Engine Lubrication systems.
11. Engine Cooling Systems.
12. Engine Breathing.
13. Engine Retarders.
14. Engine Service Procedure.
15. Diesel Engine Removal, Disassembly, Cleaning, Inspection and Reassembly.
16. Diesel Engine Run-in and Performance Testing.
17. Chemistry and Combustion in Diesel Engines.
18. Diesel Fuel Characteristics.
19. Fuel Subsystems.
20. Fuel Injection Basics and Governor Principles.
21. Injector Nozzles.
22. Port Helix Metering Fuel Systems.
23. Inlet Metering Rotary Distributor Pumps.
24. Sleeve Metering Rotary Distributor Pumps.
25. Single Actuator EUI Fuel Systems.
26. Twin Actuator EUI Fuel Systems.
27. HEUI Fuel System.
28. Electronic Unit Pump (EUP) Fuel Systems.
29. HPI-TP Fuel System.
30. Common Rail Fuel Systems.
31. Amplified CR systems.
32. Review of Electrical and Electronics Fundamentals.
33. Vehicle Computers.
34. ESTs and SIS.
35. Electrical Wiring, Connector and Terminal Repair.
36. Multiplexing.
37. The Connected Vehicle.
38. Natural Gas, Propane and Biodiesel.
39. High Voltage Electricity.
40. Hybrid and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrains.
41. Electric Powertrains.
42. Bosch EDC and Siemens Systems.
43. Caterpillar ADEM Systems.
44. Cummins Management Systems.
45. Detroit Diesel DDEC.
46. Navistar Diamond Logic.
47. Paccar Management Systems.
48. Volvo and Mack Management Systems.
49. Emissions Management.
50. Servicing and Maintenance of Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems.
51. Failure Analysis.
52. Troubleshooting and Diagnostics.

  • Sean Bennett

    Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During a 20-year tenure at the college he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Mr. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment and automotive technology, and he currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. He is widely regarded as the foremost author in commercial vehicle technology.

  • The Sixth Edition features enhanced coverage of key topics such as troubleshooting, diagnostics, and exhaust aftertreatment system repairs.

  • The author has added three new chapters on electric powertrains; one is dedicated to high voltage electrical safety, another focuses on hybrid drive and fuel cell technology, and the third covers electric drivetrains, from energy storage systems and power management to traction motors.

  • A new chapter titled "The Connected Truck" focuses on telematics in commercial vehicles, highlighting the uses of V2V, I2V, and V21. The chapter exposes readers to important concepts like platooning technology and electronic logging devices (ELDs), and a comprehensive analysis of cybersecurity explores its impact on fleets, technicians, and infrastructure.

  • The text now includes expanded coverage of high shear resistant engine lubes and OEM extended service intervals enabled by CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils.

  • The Sixth Edition includes new information on OEM service and maintenance requirements and telematics prognostics such Cummins DESA/ADEPT, and Detroit Connect.

  • The text now includes an up-to-date introduction to the latest OEM wireless ESTs, including Cummins INLINE mini and INLINE7.

  • Applying his extensive experience as an educator and diesel service technician, the author combines exceptional technical accuracy with a highly accessible writing style that engages students and helps them readily master even complex material.

  • The text addresses the most recent ASE Education Foundation tasks and incorporates relevant mathematics and science material throughout, helping students hone practical and technical skills while building the conceptual knowledge necessary for career success and satisfaction.

  • Well-organized into three intuitive, sequential sections, the text provides an in-depth introduction to commercial vehicle engine fundamentals before exploring more advanced material on diesel fuel systems, natural gas (NG) fuel systems, electric drive systems, engine management, alternate power, and emissions management electronics.

  • Without skimping on the theory and principles underlying modern diesel engines and their repair and maintenance, the text emphasizes hands-on applications linked to performance-based learning outcomes, preparing students to apply what they learn in a real-world setting.

  • With up-to-date coverage of the latest Tier IV diesel engines, HD-OBD, and electronically guided diagnostics, this detailed text helps students develop the knowledge and skills to enter the modern truck service industry with confidence.

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