Course Brief

The Certificate in Automotive Maintenance (Engine Repairs - Level 2) will focus on the principles of engine theory, operations, diagnosis and repairs with emphasis being placed on the use of equipment and tools to diagnose engine performance and the technical training required to complete repairs in line with the manufacturer specifications. 

Upon completion of this course, participants are encouraged to register for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) online examination to receive international certification.

The pre-requisite for this course is the Certificate in Automotive Maintenance (Engine Repairs - Level 1).

Further information on all Automotive Maintenance courses is also available.

Register in May and receive a 10% discount.


  • This course is offered in 45 hours

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Carry out engine block diagnostics and repairs
  • Carry out tests and repair to the lubrication and cooling systems
  • Prepare for the National Institute for Automotive service Excellence (ASE) examination
  • Carry out engine block diagnostics and repairs

Engine Block Diagnostics: Remove and disassemble engine block; clean and prepare components for inspection and reassembly. Visually inspect block for cracks, warpage, surface finish and corrosion, inspect the condition of the passages, core and gallery plug hole, piston oil cooling nozzle/jets for damage, improper alignment and restrictions.

– Cylinder Walls: Clean and inspect cylinder walls, measure cylinder bore, determine need for further action.

– Crankshaft: Inspect crankshaft for end play, journal damage, keyway damage, thrust flange and sealing surface condition. Check oil passage condition, measure journal wear and check crankshaft reluctor ring/tone wheel (where applicable). Inspect main bearing wear patterns and measure main bearing bores and cap alignment. Mark caps for location and direction. Clean and inspect crank girdle. Install main bearings and crankshaft, check bearing clearances and end play, inspect, replace and torque all bolts to manufacturer specifications. Inspect auxiliary shafts (balance, intermediate, idler, counterbalance, and silencer), drives, gears and support bearings for damage and wear. Inspect and reinstall crankshaft vibration damper/harmonic balancer. 

– Camshaft, pistons and rods: Inspect camshaft bearings for excessive wear and alignment, replace bearings, install timing chain and gear, and check end play. Inspect, measure and service piston rings and piston/wrist pins. Assemble piston and connecting rod, install piston/rod assembly, check bearing clearance and side play, install connecting rod bearings. Inspect, replace and torque fasteners according to manufacturer’s specifications.

– Engine Assembly: Assemble the engine using gaskets, seals and formed-in-place sealants. Reinstall engine.

  • Carry out tests and repairs to the lubrication and cooling systems

Lubrication Systems: Disassemble and inspect oil pump (including gears, rotors housing and pick-up assembly), measure oil pump clearance, inspect pump drive. Inspect, test and flush or replace internal and external engine oil coolers. Replace oil filter. Perform oil pressure tests.  

– Cooling Systems: Inspect and test radiator, heater core, pressure cap and coolant recovery systems (Pressure test, coolant dye test). Inspect, replace and adjust drive belts, tensioner and pulleys. Inspect and replace engine cooling systems and heater system hoses, pipes and fittings. Inspect, test and replace thermostat, coolant by-pass and housing. Inspect and replace water pump.  

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Course    Start DateEnd DateDaysTimeCost
Engine Repairs – Level 21-Sept-1810-Nov-18Sat9:00am – 1:00pm$4,500

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.