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1. Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production
by Taiichi Ono, Taiichi Ohno
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Asin: 0915299143
Catlog: Book (1988-02-01)
Publisher: Productivity Press Inc
Sales Rank: 12660
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The *real* General
After only reading a few pages of this book I could see that this Toyota has a lethal weapon in business that American companies seen not interested in using - or worse think that thay are using it just fine? Compare "TPS" with "My Years With General Motors" and imagaine who you would rather compete with? Demming said something like "export everything from America... except american management!" This book will show you why.
This book is not a "ISO" type blueprint in that it is a consise overview without much "filler" or stale requirements so don't worry if you donot get the big picture until you have read and maybe reread the book.
One note - I think that just maybe (if I can be so bold) that chapter 3 should be read first then the rest of the book. I also recomend other books (and web searches) on Kaizen by those who have done it for as long as Mr. Ohno.
I love this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A treasure to high management
I really enjoyed reading Mr. Ohno's book. Even though it is a short book, it is full of ideas that can be applied to any production bussiness.
Even though that the system was created for a car production facility, the concept of "waste" is useful to any type of manufacturing. This idea, coupled with the concept of producing exactly what is sold ( or what the client requests )allows any company to became profitable in times when profit margins get narrower and narrower.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Essential Book on TPS
I am a former Toyota Engineer and recommend that anyone interested in learning about the Toyota Production System a.k.a. lean manufacturing this is the place to start. Mr. Ohno is the creator of TPS and he gives a very good overview of how the system works. The book is very easy to read and easy to understand. This book should be read by all upper management employees looking to create a lean environment in their plants. The book will give you a good foundation to start implementing the techniques. It is the best book to read considering it comes from the inventor himself. It is the best you are going to find shy of being actually trained within Toyota's walls.

5-0 out of 5 stars Difficult material covered simply
This is a short book and as such gets to the point. Explains difficult concepts in a simple way. This book explains how JIT, Kanban, Zero Defects came about. Also shows what is missing from American JIT and that is production leveling.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent explanation of principles of Just In Time Mfg.
Mr. Ohno is the father of Toyota's just in time production system, also called lean manufacturing, though it is more than just that. The book gives an excellent primer on the basic principles of JIT, work-flow, leveling, waste minimization, etc. He also covers the history and application of these philosophies at Toyota. The book is a surprisingly good read, and Mr. Ohno's dynamic and engaging personality shows through. A must read for MBA students, persons in manufacturing or occupations where time is money. ... Read more


2. Automotive Technology, 4E
by Jack Erjavec
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Asin: 1401848311
Catlog: Book (2004-07-08)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
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The leading authority on service and repair procedures for contemporary automobiles remains the most technically comprehensive on the market!The fourth edition of Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach has been updated to reflect the most recent technological developments in the industry, featuring state-of-the-art coverage of hybrid vehicles, GPS systems, electronic ignition systems, DIS, fuel injection systems, and more.This enhanced presentation of the theory, diagnosis, and service of automobiles and light trucks takes into account all the latest trends, including variable valve timing, lift and variable compression ratios, fuels and alternative energy sources, as well as the latest engine designs and technologies.The essential must have information contained in this book will help readers understand and efficiently diagnose and service yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows automotive systems and vehicles. ... Read more


3. Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing, and Installing Turbocharger Systems (Engineering and Performance)
by Corky Bell
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Asin: 0837601606
Catlog: Book (1997-04-01)
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Sales Rank: 5441
Average Customer Review: 4.23 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for the principles of turbocharging
I read this book cover to cover, lent it to a friend, and am now again anxious to read it again. This book is excellent! If you know nothing about turbocharging... this book is for you. If you know a good deal about turbocharging... this book is for you. If you're a turbo-expert,... you'll still want this book. It presents the principles of turbocharging in a way that is understandable on a novice level, yet preserves the details of engineering at a technical level. If you plan to design your own turbocharging system, this book will guide you through various steps and considerations to end up with an efficient, well working design. Everything from intercooling to exhaust manifolds.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bell gives good information on all aspects of turbo systems.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It gave me a good understanding of turbo systems, perhaps it is even enough to build my own setup. Bell's book priases the performance of the Bell Aerodyne VATN turbocharger, as well it should - notice the name "Bell?" Even though this bias is there, the book does provide a thorough, easy to read manual for designing, installing and testing turbo systems. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to learn about turbochargers and their applications. Another good, perhaps more thorough but slightly dated book is "Turbochargers" by Hugh Mcinnes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book on turbocharging I have read.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in turbocharging, both factory turbo cars and aftermarket kits on non turbo cars. It covers pretty much every aspect of turbocharging from manifold design, to turbo selection to fueling. I feel having read this book has better equipped me to work with turbochargers.

5-0 out of 5 stars best book on turbos period!
I have this book as well as a few others on turbos and i would reccomend this over thenm anyday, it is very in depth and adresses all the issues in turbochargers. It is for the most part not boreing it is full of illustrations and pictures which adds up to one of the most thought out and relevant books ive ever read.

4-0 out of 5 stars great book
This book is very well written. It handles a lot of the basic turbo knowledge that most enthusiast's need to know. What was dissapointing was that there is no real turbo sizing theory, fan blade effientcy equations or a lot of detail in a few other areas. None the less, the book is only about turbo systems and is the easiest to read. This is a great book to read. You may also want to get "Turbochargers" from Hugh MacInnes, it's also a must have, but is out of date and is not very useful on the modern EFI machines. I do like "Force Induction" by A. Graham Bell. A book that is much more knowlegable on the subject of performance turbos. It's always a good idea to get opinions of other great writers. ... Read more


4. Mini Cooper Service Manual: 2002-2004: Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S
by Bentley Publishers
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Asin: 0837610680
Catlog: Book (2004-09)
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Sales Rank: 40643
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If you own one of these fabulous cars then you know how fun it is to drive. And, you probably know that your MINI is packed with some of BMW’s latest automotive technology. But if you want to maintain and repair your car yourself (or just want to understand what’s going on under the bonnet), you’ll be wanting the MINI Cooper, Cooper S 2002-2004 Service Manual by Bentley Publishers. This is the only comprehensive, single source of service information and specifications available for MINI models from 2002-2004. The aim throughout this manual has been simplicity, clarity and completeness, achieved through practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you’re a professional technician or a do-it-yourself MINI owner, this manual will help you understand, care for and repair your car.

Bentley Publishers’ new MINI service and repair manual is based on factory information, but is heavily supplemented by hands-on experience and illustrations. The service manual editorial team has disassembled and photographed several MINI models for this project in the Bentley Service Information Research Center.

Models and engines covered:
Cooper-1.6 liter normally aspirated engine
Cooper S-1.6 liter supercharged intercooled engine
Transmissions covered:
Manual 6-speed Getrag transmission
Manual 5-speed transmission
Automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT)

Features:
-Procedures for everything from basic oil change service to interpreting the malfunction indicator light (MIL). This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it.
-Engine and cylinder head service, including camshaft timing chain setup and adjustment.
-Information for specific driveability problems, including explanation of the engine management system and OBD II diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).
-Theory of operation and repair information for the EMS2000 engine management systems.
-Supercharger and intercooler information, including removal and replacement of components (Cooper S only).
-Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair of clutch, gearshift linkage and drive axles.
-Manual and automatic transmission removal, installation, seal replacement and external service.
-System description and repair information for Antilock Brakes (ABS), Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).
-Heating and air conditioning repair (IHKS / IHKA), including component replacement.
-Body adjustments and repairs, including sunroof and tailgate.
-Wiring schematics and extensive electrical component section specifying relay, control module and ground locations with detailed illustrations and photos. ... Read more


5. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals
by JohnHeywood
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Asin: 007028637X
Catlog: Book (1988-04-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 120237
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A really scientific approach to the engine practice
This book is my Bible. It does not explain you how to add 2HP to the engine, it explains how all that works and why, with theory, numbers and serious real world tests.
You may be interested in the theory: you'll find all you need to understand more detailled research papers.
You don't need theory: you may simply trust very comprehensive and clear conclusions which explain with figures and numbers how thinks work.
The book covers Spark Ignited and Diesel engines, indirect and direct injected.
The book does not cover recent works on high speed SI (like Honda VTEC) and turbo-diesel engines, as well the indirect injected stratified combustion engines.

5-0 out of 5 stars the Bible for engine related study and research
almost all the areas concerning internal combustion engines are covered in proper detail. it is useful for related undergrad and grad studies, also an indispensable reference for grad research work in engine technologies.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of Internal Combustion Engine Books
Written 10 years ago, the author spent just over a decade to finish this book. Having said that, there are still a lot to learn from this book. I am currently using it as THE textbook of my course (undergraduate and postgraduate). ... Read more


6. Automotive Electronics Handbook
by Ronald K. Jurgen
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Asin: 0070344531
Catlog: Book (1999-02-28)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 406856
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Bestselling auto electronics bible

Brimming with the latest advances in auto electronics, Automotive Electronics Handbook, Second Editionmakes you an instant expert on today's leading edge technologies--stability control, object detection, collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and more. Plus, you get under-the-hood engineering details on automotive antitheft systems, navigation aids, and intelligent vehicle-highway systems--completely updated for 21st century vehicle design.

Nearly 50 well-known auto electronics gurus at firms ranging from Chrysler to Motorola hand you ready-to-use templates and powerful on-the-job shortcuts, taking you far beyond basic sensors and actuators for schematic-level working explanations of everything from front and side airbags, smart instrument displays and sleep warning systems to seat occupancy detectors, all-electric vehicles, electric hybrids and more. With hundreds of all-new design secrets and previews of emerging digital technologies, this exhaustive guide is the most comprehensive of its kind. ... Read more


7. Auto Math Handbook: Calculations, Formulas, Equations and Theory for Automotive Enthusiasts
by John Lawlor
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Asin: 1557880204
Catlog: Book (1991-05-01)
Publisher: HP Books
Sales Rank: 10815
Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Quick Reference for automotive formulas
One of the primary resources for creating my online gearcalculators. Besides the gear formulas I use, here are some others...

* Determine Displacement/Bore and Stroke

* Determine Compression Ratio

* Determine Carburetor CFM requirements

* Calculating Horsepower and Torque

* Weight Displacement

* Weight Transfer

* Determine Center of Gravity

and more...

This book does not overwhelm you with complex formulas. It keeps them simple. This a must have for the do-it-yourselfer automotive shelf.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting for the math-challenged, but needs revision
As soon as I got this book it grabbed me: it even has the history of the word, "horsepower!" There are many useful formulas here, all presented clearly and in layman's language. However, some of the material is dated; there are several pages devoted to programming your computer to figure out the answers to the formulas, and the author says that he has included a section to help in adapting the program to a computing favorite, the Commodore 64! Hmmm, I wonder if my old one still works? That he even mentions this computer is odd, considering that the book was published in '93!

But overall, I like most of the book, and I'm sure it will come it useful as I rebuild my LT1 engine...

3-0 out of 5 stars Its ok
Its nice cause it has alot of formula's, but it lacks the ones I was really after so for me it was a bit of a waste, nevertheless I can see it being usefull and its cheap so its a worthwhile investment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just Fantastic
This is a great reference book for the automobile enthusiast and performance tuner. All of the calculations are grouped into logical sections and explained well. I only wish that it came with a CD or diskette with all of the equations in a spreadsheet format. This is a keeper.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good basic information
The book in question can really help you prior to setting up your car. It takes most of the "hit or miss" guesswork out of street modifications. This is a must for any seroius street racer's library. ... Read more


8. Engine Builder's Handbook: Inspection Machine Reconditioning Valvetrain Assembly Blueprinting Degreeing Cams Tools Engine Assembly
by Tom Monroe
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Catlog: Book (1996-08-01)
Publisher: HP Books
Sales Rank: 15249
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars New Wrencher to Old Hand a must have...
This is a very good book and the further I read into it the more excited it became. The amount of detail inspires, and for anyone that bleeds 40 weight, this book is a library must add.

5-0 out of 5 stars MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
THIS IS A BOOK THAT CAN BE REREAD MANY TIMES. THE AUTHOR KNOWS OF WHAT HE SPEAKS. THE MATERIAL IS VERY COMPLETE. I LEARN SOMETHING EVERY TIME I REFER TO THIS BOOK. HAVING ATTENDED NUMEROUS SEMINARS AND SCHOOLS ON ENGINE BUILDING I USE THIS BOOK CONSTANTLY.

4-0 out of 5 stars Engine Builder's Handbook
Having rebuilt three of my own engines over the last year, I was looking for hints and tips to improve my results and to raise my skill level. From the very beginning of the book, Monroe's attention to detail and common sense approach has done just that for me. This book is worth reading by anyone who has an interest in engines and rereading before any engine rebuild. I highly recommend it. ... Read more


9. Automotive Technology
by James D. Halderman, Chase D. Mitchell, Chase Mitchell
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Asin: 0130994537
Catlog: Book (2002-07-15)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 248496
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive book on automotive technology is organized around the eight ASE automobile test areas and is correlated to the NATEF Task List. Its primary focus is on problem diagnosis; each topic covers the parts involved plus the purpose, function, and operation, as well as how to test and diagnose each system. Hundreds of color photos, line drawings, schematics, and troubleshooting charts are used throughout the book to facilitate the understanding of the content material.This book, completely updated with the latest in automotive technology, covers the following areas: engine repair, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, engine performance, brakes, suspension and steering, and manual and automatic transmissions and axles.An excellent learning and reference tool for automotive technicians, mechanics, and service managers. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great shipping speed
i ordered the book on September 6th 2003 and recieved the book normal frieght within the next week. I'd definately buy form this seller again. The book was allmost like new, there were a few minor things wrong with it but it was used so nothing you wouldnt expect.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I've been a professional aircraft/automotive mechanic for 17 years. I use this book extensively, it has great review material along with alot of updated information on the latest technology in all areas. I used it to re-certify for my ASE ratings. This book will help novice and experienced techs alot.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent teaching material!
This is one of the best automotive teaching books I have seen. It is up to date with the latest technology and the worksheet material gives a great hands on for learning every system in detail. ... Read more


10. Heavy Duty Truck Systems
by Andrew Norman, Robert Scharf, Sean Bennett
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Catlog: Book (2000-12-07)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 314795
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to heavy-duty truck systems
We used this book in our diesel technician class. The book gives you an excellent introduction to every aspect of a heavy-duty truck. I usually shy away from books written by more than one author because of lack of continuity or overcoverage in certain areas. In the case of this book, the authors have done a fantasic job of explaining the topics without any assumptions. The book does a good job in covering cluthes, standard transmission, torque converters, drive shafts, axles, and automatic transmissions. On the subject of brakes, I recommend Delmar's "Today's Technician: Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Brakes." If your thinking of buying a book on this subject matter, you can't go wrong with this selection. Be aware that a third edition has been released.

5-0 out of 5 stars heavy duty truck
I am an ASE CERTIFIED TRUCK TECHNICIAN AND FOUND THIS TITLE TO BE REALLY HELPFUL IN MY REVIEWS FOR THE TES

5-0 out of 5 stars heavy duty truck systems by ian andrew norman
i am asking about this book..when will you have a new book on this name calld heavy duty truck systems and can i get it... chris j coombes ... Read more


11. Aircraft Engine Design (AIAA Education Series)
by Jack D. Mattingly, William H. Heiser, David T. Pratt
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Asin: 1563475383
Catlog: Book (2002-12-01)
Publisher: AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Ast
Sales Rank: 532929
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The text presents a complete and realistic aircraft engine design experience. From the request for proposal for a new aircraft to the final engine layout, the book provides the concepts and procedures required for the entire process. It is a significantly expanded and modernized version of the best-selling first edition that emphasizes recent developments impacting engine design such as theta break/throttle ratio, life management, controls, and stealth. The key steps of the process are detailed in 10 chapters that encompass aircraft constraint analysis, aircraft mission analysis, engine parametric (design point) analysis, engine performance (off-design) analysis, engine installation drag and sizing, and the design of inlets, fans, compressors, main combustors, turbines, afterburners, and exhaust nozzles.

The AEDsys software that accompanies the text provides comprehensive computational support for every design step. The software has been carefully integrated with the text to enhance both the learning process and productivity, and allows effortless transfer between British engineering and SI units. The AEDsys software is furnished on CD-ROM and runs in the Windows operating system on PC-compatible systems. A user?s manual is provided with the software, along with the complete data files used for the Air-to-Air Fighter and Global Range Airlifter design examples of the book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best introductory book on aircraft engine design
A clearly-written, logically-organized overview of aircraft jet engine design including thermodynamics, cycle analysis, and component design and evaluation. Includes an overview of how jet engine design fits into the overall process of aircraft design. ... Read more


12. Motor Automotive Technology
by Anthony E. Schwaller
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Asin: 0827383541
Catlog: Book (1998-01-13)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 387671
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Ideal for introductory courses, this easy-to-understand text covers every technology currently used in today's automobiles. The book's 55 chapters cover working in the automotive shop, engines, mechanicla and fluid engine systems, electrical systems, emission and control, power transmission, steering and suspension, and muchmore. In each case, strong technical data are presented, including the latest use of electronic and computer technology. Through linkages to other disciplines, safety checklists, review questions in different formats, and lavish illustrations, the text greatly facilitates learning as it engages the student. A "Problem Diagnosis and Service" section in each chapter encourages critical thinking as well as diagnostic and repair skills.ALSO AVAILABLE Audio Tapes (Student Version), ISBN: 0-7668-0374-0Student Workbook, ISBN: 0-8273-83770 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Printed Test Bank, ISBN: 0-8273-8358-4Instructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-8355-X Teacher's Resource Kit, ISBN: 0-8273-8356-8Computerized Test Bank (IBM 3.5"), ISBN: 0-8273-8357-6 ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesomeness
This is a wonderfully detailed Automotive book! In fact it is our school Auto Tech text book. It has illustrations, explanations, and awesome details. I would reccomend this book to anyone interested in Automotive Technology!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best !
I have a young son who is 13 and he shows an interest in auto repair. I was in the market for a comprehensive book that would give him a good understanding of automotive principals and theory. Well I certainly found it in this book. ... Read more


13. Analysis of Multiconductor Transmission Lines
by Clayton R.Paul
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Asin: 047102080X
Catlog: Book (1994-09-01)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Sales Rank: 575704
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An organized and concise exposition consolidating all research in the literature on this topic. Details existing methods for solving multiconductor transmission-line equations to determine voltage and/or currents induced at the ends of conductors of the line from signals on other conductors or signals from incident sources. Includes a disk of FORTRAN codes implementing all of the solution techniques, plenty of end-of-chapter problems and scores of computed results for actual lines. ... Read more


14. Understanding Automotive Electronics, Sixth Edition
by William B. Ribbens, Norman P. Mansour
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Asin: 0750675993
Catlog: Book (2002-12-23)
Publisher: Newnes
Sales Rank: 66660
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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In addition, the new edition explains new electronically controlled vehicle motion control systems including advanced suspension, electronically controlled electric power steering, 4-wheel steering and electronically controlled electric brakes. The braking systems are part of an integrated motion control system that couples ABS brakes; traction control and variable vehicle dynamics for enhanced stability are also described. The development of hybrid/electric vehicles and their associated electronic control/monitoring systems as well as the new technologies incorporated into conventional gasoline and diesel-fueled engines are also discussed.

*Extensive revision of a popular text
*Covers the shift from 14-volt to 42-volt systems
*Includes information on future automotive elctronic systems
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent treatment of engine controls
The book title, Understanding Automotive Electronics, is an understatement. This book, in chapters 5, 6, and 7, gives one of the best explanations of modern engine control systems I have ever read. Every major concept of OBD-II vehicles is discussed in clear precise language. These chapters alone are worth the price of the book.

My favorite feature of the book is the end of chapter questions which can be used to test your understanding of the material. And in the back of the book, you can check your answers.

Be careful when buying automotive books. Many are written by good in-shop mechanics who have poor writing skills. This book is different. Mr. Ribbens not only knows his stuff but can communicate it to others as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Understanding Automotive Electronics
Great text for students and professional technicians on the operation, diagnostics, and troubleshooting of automotive electrical,and electronic systems. Lots of information on sensors. This was easy to understand with lots of illustrations. ... Read more


15. Fuel from Water: Energy Independence With Hydrogen
by Michael A. Peavey, Peavey Michael A.
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Asin: 0945516045
Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
Publisher: Merit Products
Sales Rank: 41307
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly written college paper in form of cheap book
This is an old college technical paper, put together to look like a book.
It is very poorly written, but probably technically correct.
The book jumps around with no particular sequence or direction.
If you are not an electrochemical engineer in training who likes really bad diagrams ( bordering on hand written ) and REALLY TERRIBLE photographs ( which look like somebody's 3rd pass Xerox copies of twenty five year old black and white photos ) you will not like this book.
It may be of assistance to a engineering student, who may need some of the obscure tables and reeeeally bad graphs.
It looks like this guy printed this on a Commodore 64, in his basement,,,, him self,,,,, twenty years ago!!!!!!!
The technical knowledge is there, but the book is a REEEEEALLY out of date, poor quality, and a piece of CRAP.

But it's a great buy if you are looking for the spark gap setting for a 1977 Cadillac running a hydrogen conversion kit on a gasoline engine!

5-0 out of 5 stars Author's Comment
The latest edition of Fuel From Water does not contain any specific instructions for constructing an electrolyzer. It does not encourage anyone without sufficient technical background to do so.
The unit conversion errors in a previous edition have been corrected. The book has been in print since 1985 and covers research since 1970. In the recent edition, 25 of the 186 footnotes are later than 1994. This book has been used as one of the texts for courses conducted by professional engineers who are capable of evaluating its scientific accuracy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good for more than just info.
"Fuel From Water" is an exceptional book, containing anything the mind desires when entering the field of a hydrogen econonmy and/or technology. The book covers electroylsers; solid state polymer catalysts, 2 container seperation, and sulfur types.

Peavy goes into the fuel cell technologies such as pem, sofc. The types of storage of hydrogen with a non-bias opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of the storage devices. The book has more information on this topic than many others in its class. It is definately worth every penny, even if it is to open your eyes or to expand on this fuel technology.

5-0 out of 5 stars High Density Information In Plain English
I learned more in five minutes of reading this book than in months of wading through subject indexes in the library (much of the information cannot be found with on-line sources). More people should be made aware of the ideas this book offers in helping solve the world problem of energy. Fuel From Water is what I was looking for and I will put it to good use. Having always been interested in alternate energy sources, and since I am involved in electronics manufacturing, I find the production of electrical energy a fascinating subject. Peavey has done much of the work for me. A friend borrowed the book. He was thrilled to find that much information in one volume. He didn't return it. He just handed me the money to buy another.

1-0 out of 5 stars How to build a smoking crater with H2
As an engineer who both uses hydrogen and can work the math, I'm astonished that no one has corrected Peavey. He mixes units, get equations wrong and just plain can't spell. A decelerating engine is "braking" not "breaking", for example. His thermodynamic computations are often wrong once you work them out, his "borrowing" of other sources is painful where "propane" was not changed to "hydrogen" is all cases in a paragraph. Incredible. This text is very nearly the "Anarchist's Cookbook" of renewable energy -- there's a lot of words, some of it correct, but someone's going to get badly hurt if they actually follow this guide. All that, and a decade out of date to boot. If Amazon would take the book back, I'd gladly send them the ashes from the woodstove. ... Read more


16. Scientific Design of Exhaust & Intake Systems (Engineering and Performance)
by Philip H. Smith, John C. Morrison
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Asin: 0837603099
Catlog: Book (1972-06-01)
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Sales Rank: 83911
Average Customer Review: 2.57 out of 5 stars
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This is one of the best-selling technical books in its field. For years, engineers, engine designers, high-performance tuners and racers have depended on this book to help maximize their engines' potential. Dr. John C. Morrison is one of the foremost authorities on the analysis of the induction and exhaust processes of high-speed engines. Together with Philip Smith, he gives a thorough explanation of the physics that govern the behavior of gases as they pass through an engine, and the theories and practical research methods used in designing more efficient induction manifolds and exhaust systems, for both competition and street use. An outstanding, authoritative book. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
The information in this book is just as relavant now as it was when it was written back in 1972. Physics is physics, after all. The book gave me a much clearer understanding of header theory. My only complaint is that Smith and Morrison obviously wrote this book for engineers, and I'm not one. I had to struggle to understand some of the concepts, particularly on tri-y header design; but in the end, it was definitely worth it. The exhaust concepts are equally applicable to carbs and fuel injection. The only things lacking were crossovers and merge collectors, but I guess those things weren't invented in 1972. This book will give you a basic grounding in header design theory, and will enable you to discern a set of well-designed headers from a useless tangle of pipes. If you plan on building a set of custom headers, this book is definitely required reading.

1-0 out of 5 stars In desperate need of updating!
Very outdated. I regret not having read the reviews here prior to purchasing this book. The last time this book was updated was 1972! There is nothing in the way of forced induction. Turbochargers are not mentioned and there is a single reference to superchargers on page 17! "Fuel Injector" is mentioned once. I am definitely sending this one back. Not the first time I have been disappointed with Bentley Publishing. FYI, 1972 was the year Pong came out. As I said, the book desperately needs to be updated.

5-0 out of 5 stars highly recommended if you...
I have designed race cars for years and I definitely recommend this book. I found information in this book that I have not seen published anywhere else. It explains how tri-y headers work. It explains the theory behind pulse tuning of exhaust and intakes. The intake pulse tuning is the basis of why Porsche created intake manifolds that effectively change between several intake runner lengths. These theories are even backed up by proven test results performed by engineers. There are even simple equations that are directly applicable to designing an intake or exhaust. This book is "old" but then so is the 4-stroke engine and although today's engines may seem "new" they are fundamentally the same as the "old" ones which makes the material in this book very worthwhile. If you want to know more than what intake or exhaust you should *buy* and are possibly thinking about creating your own intake or exhaust system, definitely buy this book. If you are looking for a book like this but even more technical, I suggest the 2 volumes titled "The Internal Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice" by Charles Fayette Taylor.

2-0 out of 5 stars Stuck in the '60's
I read the book cover to cover. My impression is that this book contains exhaust and intake design information that was current in the 50's and '60s. Very little information for modern 4 or 5 valve per cylinder engines, and fuel injection tuned intake systems. No information on practical design of V8 performance exhaust system for street emmissions legal exhaust. Needs updated.

2-0 out of 5 stars Deja vu
When my copy ofScientific Design of Exhaust & Intake Systems by John C. Morrison(Contributor), Philip Hubert Smith arrived I was quite excited. A scholarly text on intakes and exhaust! When I went to put it with others like it on my book shelf I realized that it was written by the same author that wrote The Design and Tuning of Competition Engines, Philip Smith. Both books are opaque, and aren't very logical when it comes to the flow of the explanations. There are lots of equations without explanation. It could use a rewrite. ... Read more


17. Tires, Suspension, and Handling, Second Edition [R-168]
by John C. Dixon
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Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
Publisher: SAE International
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Heavy on math but lots of useful info
This book is all that it promises - if you are unsatisfied with the explanations given for handling behavior in "consumer-level" handling books you won't be disappointed. On the other hand, if you aren't an engineer you might want to review your college math textbooks to get through some of the explanations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great engineering and vehicle dynamics book!
Great book, kind of in the same category as "Race Car Vehicle Dynamics," but without such a racing orientation. Great explanation on the dynamics of tires. Slip angles, where tire judder comes from, and the like. Can get pretty mathematical in it's explanations, but since that was what I was looking for (mathematics explains everything) that part was fine. It has a great explanation of roll centers, withe the accompaning diagrams of jacking and the forces and their directions. Really helped me understand that complex subject.

A MUST HAVE FOR ANY AUTOMOBILE OR RACECAR ENGINEER!! ... Read more


18. Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
by Tom Birch, Chuck Rockwood
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Catlog: Book (2001-08-02)
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Sales Rank: 720708
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19. The Car Stereo Cookbook
by MarkRumreich
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Asin: 0070580839
Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Sales Rank: 14667
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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Rap, reggae, rock, or Rachmaninoff -- if you yearn for sound in your car that will make your friends drool, this book has your answers. Whether you want to pulsate the pavement or simply enjoy top-level clarity and music reproduction, this book will show you how to plan your design, choose your components, install them optimally and save a lot of money! Unlike books that cover only specific systems, the Cookbook shows you how to customize. With the Cookbook, your system will fit your tastes, your budget, and your car or truck.

Organized by component type, the Cookbook clearly shows you how to achieve good imaging; upgrade premium factory sound systems such as Delco/Bose and Ford/JBL; get more amp power for your money; properly set amplifier gains; install and set up an equalizer with or without a real-time analyzer; interface a CD changer; pick the right power line capacitors, speaker wire, patch cables, and sound-deadening devices; avoid common automotive noise problems; and a lot more!

Featuring guidance on the right specialty tools and step-by-step instructions for difficult procedures, The Car Stereo Cookbook makes sure that the special sound you've imagined in your head becomes the sound you hear in your car! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Ian C. Purdie, VK2TIP's Review
My review copy of "Car Stereo Cookbook", (How to Design, Choose, and Install Car Stereo Systems), is very well written by Mark Rumreich. It is published by Mc Graw-Hill who kindly provided me with my review copy. If you ever intend to spend serious money on a quality car stereo system then buy this book. The common pitfalls to avoid, as disclosed by "The Car Stereo Cookbook" will handsomely repay your modest investment.

Car Stereo Systems usually require the expenditure of some really "serious" money to get the desired results, and unless your decisions are very informed ones, it is all too easy to get burned big time financially. I honestly recommend you definitely buy a copy of "Car Stereo Cookbook" to save yourself the financial pain.

4-0 out of 5 stars Car Stereo Cookbook - A Must Have Reference Book
I had a basic knowledge of car stereo before I purchased this book. The book helped me to design and install a multi speaker/multi amp system in my truck. It explained in great detail how to choose your components,especially speakers and speaker boxes. I found it well organized in that the author leaves no stone unturned. There are lots of details which help make your install more professional. The book gives you the tools to create a system that is right for your vehicle. To me this book is well worth the money and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to design/install their own system

3-0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful for a beginner do-it-yourself
This book covers a lot of basics, but it contains virtually no help with running your wires through your car, which to me seems to be the biggest logistical problem with installing car stereo, when you are an amateur. The step of wiring your amp to your car battery is explained in a line or two, with no hints on how to retrieve the wires on the other side of the car's firewall.

It also is a shameless plug for Crutchfield, their name gets mentioned every second page or so.

3-0 out of 5 stars Contains some helpful tips
With a book of almost 300 pages I expected much more detailed explanations. The author introduces technical aspects but hardly ever explains what they mean ie cross over slopes. Set-up information is limited to wiring diagrams, you never seen any real installation pictures. And then there are diagrams for dual preamps head outputs but the pictures show one one set going to the amps. Then there is a huge chapter on subwoofers and the author gives no information on techniques for mounting the box to the car. The head installation was way to general. Good points made are setting up speakers for best ohm ratings (serial vs parallel), determining voltage with a multimeter, what power cable gauge to use. The book is several years old and seems out of date on some subject matter. There is also a lot of dialog on things that are obvious. Consider this book for tips, not as a bible for installing since you won't find too much on how to actually install anything.

4-0 out of 5 stars good review
Its a good book, you do need a little knowledge of car audio but not too much is required. I recommend it as more of a reference for experienced car audio fanatics or the amateur. ... Read more


20. BMW 3 Series (E46) Service Manual: 1999-2005: M3, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 330i, 330xi, Sedan, Coupe, Convertible, Sport Wagon
by Bentley Publishers
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Asin: 0837612772
Catlog: Book (2005-06)
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Sales Rank: 22169
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The BMW 3 Series (E46) Service Manual: 1999-2005 is a comprehensive source of service information and specifications for BMW 3 Series from 1999 to 2005. The aim throughout this manual has been simplicity, clarity and completeness, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourself BMW owner, this manual will help you understand, care for and repair your E46 3 Series

Technical highlights: • Procedures for everything from oil change service to interpreting the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). This manual tells you what to do and when to do it. • Engine and cylinder head service, including valve clearance adjustment on the S54 engine. • Information for specific driveability problems, including explanation of engine management systems and BMW OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). • Theory of operation and repair information for Siemens MS 42.0, MS43.0, MS 45.1 and MS S54 engine management, resonance/turbulence intake manifold and Double VANOS (Variable Camshaft Timing). • Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair of self-adjusting clutch (SAC), gearshift linkage, driveshaft, drive axles and wheel drive system. • Manual, sequential manual (SMG), and automatic transmission removal, installation, seal replacement and external service. • System description and repair information for Antilock Brakes (ABS), Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). • Heating and air conditioning repair (IHKA and IHKR), including component replacement. • Body adjustments and repairs, including sunroof, convertible top and tailgate. • Wiring schematics, including power distribution and ground locations. • Dedicated electrical component guide specifying relay, control module and ground locations with detailed illustrations and photos. ... Read more


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