Introduction to

Engine Building

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Have you ever wondered what it means to "blow a headgasket" or "throw a rod"? How does coolant flow through an engine? What are bearings? What is the difference between a camshaft and a crankshaft?

Learn this and more on a Toyota Supra inline 6 cylinder engine!

This is a 3-part class where students will completely tear down an engine, learn about the internal components and how an engine works, and then reassemble the engine on their own.

Tools, gloves, and WINE* (!!!) will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Also, feel free to bring any snacks that you would like for yourself, or to share with the group!

🔧Day 1

Welcome! Let's tear this thing apart! In this first class, we will be focusing on tearing down the engine and tips and tricks to organizing bolts, hardware, and remembering where hoses, clamps, and brackets go! We will also be learning about the individual components as we remove them, with specific focus on the cylinder head. The goal for the end of this class is to have the timing belt off, the head removed, and the camshafts out.


🔧Day 2

Starting to gain traction! Today, we will disassemble the engine block! We will learn about the main rotating assembly: the crankshaft, pistons, and rods. We will be removing the pistons from the block, and removing the old piston rings and installing new piston rings. We will also remove the oil pump, disassemble it, and learn how it works. We will also practice replacing seals. In the last part of class, we will begin reassembly.

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🔧Day 3

 Graduation! In this class, we will finish re-assembly, install our timing belt, and make sure that the engine spins freely. Engine timing and cylinder head installation will be our main focus. We will practice putting the cylinder head on our new head gasket, and torqueing down the head bolts in order. Ladies will receive graduation certificates at the end of class.

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These classes will take place once a week for 3 weeks from 6-8pm. Click the sign up button to the see current / upcoming class dates!