Rapid Car-Fault Diagnosis - G. C. (Geoffrey Colin) SneedLondon: C. Arthur Pearson, 1964, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily pulled at the head of the upper panel with an untidy triangular tear resultant. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: “This practical book describes the various procedures by which all faults, both major and minor, that develop in motor cars can be quickly and accurately diagnosed and remedied. The author shows that in the majority of cases it is unnecessary for the owner-driver to possess expensive and elaborate test equipment but that satisfactory test units may be assembled quite cheaply by the use of surplus components which are available from various sources.
This book will be useful to all car owners who are genuinely interested in the working of their cars and keen to obtain the best possible performance from them. The practical suggestions on rapid fault finding will also be of interest to garage mechanics and all who are engaged in servicing cars.
Separate chapters are devoted to each main component and, in addition to the fault diagnosis procedure, a brief description of the function and operation of each component is given.
The book includes detailed sectional drawings and plans which will be invaluable to those wishing to construct their own test equipment.” Among the test and servicing units covered are:
- Vacuum and compression gauges
- Engine-revolution counter (electronic tachometer)
- Stroboscopic ignition timer
- Coil spark meter and ignition-component test unit
- Sparking-plug tester
- Fuel-pump tester
- Hydraulic system pressure tester
- Pressure bleeding unit
- Cooling system pressure and leakage tester
- Reverse flushing gun
- Wheel adjustment gauges, etc.