Important parts of a car explained in simple language, with rich, clear illustrations.

 

Requirements
  • No prior experience or knowledge needed – this course starts from absolute basics
 
Description

This course is a rich, visually appealing guide to what’s going on under the hood of your car – explained in language anyone can understand.

Let’s parse that.

  • This course focuses on what’s going on under the hood. It combines practical knowledge, and required bits of engineering, chemistry and physics to explain how important car systems work
  • This course is taught in language anyone can understand. All of this material is practical and accessible. By the end of this course, you will be able to make sense of the advice that your mechanic gives you, and also appreciate the complexities of automative design.
  • This course is very visual. Cars are incredibly complicated these days, and the key to understanding that complexity is visualising how the components work, and how they work together. This course will help you get there.

What’s Included:

  • What happens when you turn the key in the ignition: We start with a step-by-step look at how a car starts, since this is an operation most folks are familiar with.
  • Engines: How internal combustion engines work; the differences between Gasoline and Diesel engines; 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines; the details of each engine stroke; ignition systems
  • Fuel Systems: Rich and lean mixtures; an elementary carburetor; best power and best economy mixtures; improvements for idling, starting and racing
  • Transmission and drive train; the complex relationship between torque and RPM; gearing; the differential and final drive
  • Suspension, Steering and Brakes

Using discussion forums

Please use the discussion forums on this course to engage with other students and to help each other out. Unfortunately, much as we would like to, it is not possible for us at Loonycorn to respond to individual questions from students:-(

We’re super small and self-funded with only 2 people developing technical video content. Our mission is to make high-quality courses available at super low prices.

The only way to keep our prices this low is to *NOT offer additional technical support over email or in-person*. The truth is, direct support is hugely expensive and just does not scale.

We understand that this is not ideal and that a lot of students might benefit from this additional support. Hiring resources for additional support would make our offering much more expensive, thus defeating our original purpose.

It is a hard trade-off.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone curious about cars and fascinated by how they work!

Important parts of a car explained in simple language, with rich, clear illustrations.

 

Under the Hood: How Cars Work

 

 

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