Lesson 3/Learning Event 1
Describe the inspecting, testing, and troubleshooting procedures for engines.
Given information about procedures for inspection of the engine and use of test equipment.
Solve 70 percent of the multiple-choice test items covering engine inspection and testing.
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE VISUAL AND OPERATIONAL INSPECTION TECHNIQUES
When you need to repair your automobile, lawnmower, shotgun, or anything else, your first thought is probably
the cost. This is good thinking. Why should you spend more money repairing an item than the item is really
worth? The same is true with military equipment. How can we be sure of the repair cost of an item? Well, it
is very simple. First, you must decide what is wrong and then what parts need repairing or replacing. Time is
also something else that must be taken into account; your time is surely worth something. All of these points
add up to the cost of repairing an item. Then, you must compare the value of the item to the cost of repair
and decide whether to repair the item or buy a new one. Of course, the availability of repair parts and the time
involved will also affect your decision. We do this sort of thinking all our lives and being in the military
service does not change things very much.