Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
DST 113
Course Title:
Caterpillar Engine Fuel Systems
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Course Description

This course introduces the student to the various fuel systems used on Caterpillar engines. The student will become familiar with fuel selection, calibrations, nozzle testing procedures, governor operation, and hydraulic fuel ratio controls. The student will also become familiar with the 1.1 and 1.2 Mechanical Unit Injection (MUI) and Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injection (HEUI) fuel systems, the Electronic Unit Injection (EUI), Nippondenso, and Zexel fuel systems. DST 110 and DST 111. Prerequisites: Provide a dealer letter indicating secured internship at a participating Caterpillar Dealership. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

At the completion of this course, the student will have working knowledge of Caterpillar Fuel Systems. Using the appropriate service literature the student will be able to:

·         Identify the components specific to each type fuel system

·         Explain system operation of each type fuel system

·         Perform testing and adjusting procedures as outlined in this course


Course Activities and Design

·This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, assignments, demonstrations, lectures and hands on learning. Course will be taught using Caterpillar equipment and curriculum.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

·            Multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay testing

·            Hands-on practical testing

·            Daily lab assignments as defined by Caterpillar Curriculum / weekly and term projects

·            Attendance

·            Work ethics

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 ·         Caterpillar Fuel Selection, Contamination Control, and Conservation

·         Fuel Calibration and Nozzle Testing

·         Governors and Fuel Systems

·         1.1 and 1.2 Liter Mechanical Unit Injection Systems

·         Introduction to 1.1 and 1.2 HEUI Fuel Systems

·         EUI Fuel System

·         3054/3056, Nippondenso, and Zexel Fuel Systems

·         Practice Safety

·            Learn and practice personal safety

·            Learn and practice facility safety

·            Learn and practice equipment safety