Patrice Banks, former engineer and auto airhead, is the founder of Girls Auto Clinic, a workshop that empowers women through their cars. After working for twelve years as an engineer, Banks began leading car care workshops for women. Her inspiring story has been told in publications like O, The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, and Elite Daily, among others, and she’s appeared on CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, and more. Banks is opening a full service auto repair shop staffed by female mechanics in the summer of 2016.
In this special Workbench book, author Jason Siu uses more than 600 photos, charts, and illustrations to give simple step-by-step instructions on disassembly, cleaning, machining tips, pre-assembly fitting, and final assembly. This book gives considerations for both stock and performance rebuilds. It also guides you through both the easy and tricky procedures, showing you how to rebuild your engine and ensure it is working perfectly. Dealing with considerations for all B-series engines-foreign and domestic, VTEC and non-VTEC-the book also illustrates many of the wildly vast performance components, accessories, and upgrades available for B-series engines.
As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendices are packed full of valuable reference information, and the book includes a Work-Along-Sheet to help you record vital statistics and measurements along the way. You'll even find tips that will help you save money without compromising top-notch results.
Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore key systems and keep everything running in tiptop shape.
Get to know your vehicle — understand what you're looking at when you check under the hood
Keep your cool — add and change coolant and change the oil
Ensure a smooth ride — buy new tires, care for tires, and change tires
Stay on top of your electrical system — change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery
Be a buddy to your brakes — check your brakes for wear; flush the system and change the fluid; adjust your parking brake
Recognize the sounds of trouble — suss out sounds, squeaks, rattles, vibrations, and more
Open the book and find:
A step-by-step under-the-hood checklist
How to jack up your vehicle safely
How to check and change your own oil
Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel
Helpful illustrations that demonstrate repairs
Whether it's time for a tune-up
Tips on identifying common sounds, squeaks, and leaks
Perform routine repairs and maintenance
Troubleshoot problems and symptoms
Save fuel and extend your car's life
Multi-time author and well-regarded performance engine builder/designer John Baechtel has assembled the relevant mathematics and packaged it all together in a book designed for automotive enthusiasts. This book walks readers through the complete engine, showcasing the methodology required to define each specific parameter, and how to translate the engineering math to the hard measurements reflected in various engine parts. Designing the engine to work as a system of related components is no small task, but the ease with which Baechtel escorts the reader through the process makes this book perfect for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional builder.
Author Baechtel's experience and writing capabilities shine in Performance Automotive Engine Math, and this book will surely be a strong addition to any high-performance library.