This unit covers checking and assessing engine consumable fluids and components for serviceability, performing the servicing procedures and reporting what has been done.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM18001C - Use hand tools


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - checking items removed from the engine for serviceability and conformance to specifications; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking task-related information; - identifying and reporting on fluids and items which have abnormal appearance; - flushing engine fluids from the engine and cleaning the engine of any residual fluids; - replacing engine fluids with the correct fluids to the correct levels; - removing and replacing engine consumable fluids and components; - checking the engine for lubricant, water and air leaks after servicing; - securing wires, hoses and ducts after servicing; - making minor running adjustments; - obtaining test samples; - undertaking calculations and numerical operations within the scope of this unit, and; - recording and reporting service activities.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - common defects that can be identified from the appearance of fluids and items; - the procedures for reporting items/fluids with abnormal appearance; - the principles of operation of the lubrication and cooling systems; - the function of filters; - the purpose of a range of additives; - the procedures for draining and flushing fluids from the engine including the reasons for ensuring any residual/spilt fluids are removed from the engine; - the appropriate grade and type of replacement fluid; - the procedures for replacing engine fluids; - the correct proportions of additive to be used; - the procedures for removing/replacing engine consumable fluids and components; - the procedures for checking serviced engines for leaks; - the methods of fastening/securing wires, hoses, ducts, etc.; - the procedures for undertaking minor running adjustments; - the specifications pertaining to those adjustments; - the procedures for taking test samples; - the procedures for reporting service activities; - hazards and control measures associated with servicing combustion engines, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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