Course Brief

The Certificate in Automotive Maintenance (Engine Repairs - Level 1) 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 pursue the Certificate in Automotive Maintenance (Engine Repairs - Level 2) and then register for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) online examination to achieve international certification.

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 general engine diagnostics
  • Carry out tests and repair to the valve train and cylinder head
  • Perform inspection and repairs to the fuel, electrical, ignition and exhaust systems
  • Carry out general engine diagnostics

Engine Diagnostics: Excessive oil consumption, excessive coolant consumption, unusual engine exhaust color and odor, engine noise and vibrations; Hard starting (no-crank, cranks but will not start).

– Tests: Engine vacuum, Cylinder power balance, Cylinder cranking compression, Cylinder leakage.

  • Carry out tests and repairs to the valve train and cylinder head

Cylinder Head: Remove, disassemble, clean and prepare for inspection; Inspect for cracks, warps, corrosion, leakage; Inspect and repair damage threads; Install plugs (core, gallery); Reassemble, install gaskets and replace/torque bolts according to the manufacturer specifications.

– Valves: Check valve springs for squareness, pressure and free height; Inspect spring retainers, rotators, locks/keepers and lock grooves, valve guides, stem-to-guide clearance and stem height; Replace valve stem seals.

 – Camshaft: Inspect camshaft (check drive gear wear, backlash, end play, sprocket and chain wear, drive belt, belt tensioner, reluctor ring); Inspect camshaft journals and lobes; Measure camshaft lift.

  • Perform inspection and repairs to the fuel, electrical, ignition and exhaust systems

Systems: Inspect, clean and replace fuel injection system components; Inspect and test ignition system components, verify timing; Inspect and test exhaust system; Test engine cranking system.

Champs Fleurs

Course    Start DateEnd DateDaysTimeCost
Engine Repairs – Level 12-Jun-1811-Aug-18Sat9:00am – 1:00pm$4,500

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