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Engine Front-End Construction

With easy-to-understand diagrams, animation, and live-action close-ups, this video guides students through the workings of front-end engine components. Viewers will receive an overview of basic front-end parts, including an outline of the three types of cam drives, and in-depth sections on the construction of timing gears, timing chains, timing belts, harmonic balancers, and front covers. Another section features variable valve timing and lift. The program explains important concepts such as chain slap, harmonic vibration, external vs. internal balance, helical gear teeth, the relationship between camshaft phasing and cam timing, and the importance of not over-tightening front cover bolts. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Shopware Production. Part of the series Automotive Engines. (16 minutes)

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Introduction to Engine Front-End Construction
The trend toward overhead cam engines has changed the way engineers design engine front ends. Understanding the design, construction, and operation of engine front ends will help learners better diagnose problems and service engines.