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Sinclair College

AVT 2126 Reciprocating Engines

This course covers reciprocating engine removal, engine configurations, firing order, inspections, critical parts measurement, use of overhaul manual, powerplant troubleshooting, installation and repair. One classroom, eighteen lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate an understanding of reciprocating engine operation and operation of components to include different types and number of valves, camshafts, lifters, gears, timing, seals, and crankshaft.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for operating a reciprocating engine, to include the following: fuel types, fuel induction, spark timing, wiring to engine and ground, fuel injection, carburetors and their adjustments, idle and static power runs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the installation and removal procedures of a reciprocating engine, corrosion inspection, linkages, seals, hoses, operational controls, engine mounts, engine piping, turbocharger installation, post installation engine run, and required aircraft records entry and documentation.

Credit Hours: 7

Classroom Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 18