When you first learn about engines, a camshaft vs. crankshaft can be confusing. Here’s the difference between each and why they’re both important.
Knowing if there’s a timing chain versus a timing belt in your car, and what exactly they both do, can help you save on expensive maintenance, costly repairs or both. Although it might seem like an overly technical subject, understanding a timing belt versus a timing chain is a fairly simple concept to grasp once you strip away all the jargon…
When rebuilding an engine, there is nothing more critical than getting the bearing clearance correct. Every engine has its own bearing clearance specs, but the measuring procedure does not change. … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How to Measure Engine Bearing Clearance
Exactly what is a camshaft position sensor, and how does it work? Learn how camshafts and their sensors help your engine achieve combustion efficiently.
VTEC stands for Variable Valve Timing with Electronic Control. Honda uses two VTEC systems; VTEC and VTEC-E. VTEC was the first, introduced in 1991 to increase performance of the 4 … Continue Reading Honda VTEC Oil Pressure Switch Tips
If the rumbling heart of your vehicle is the engine, then the heart of your engine is the oil pump, at the center of the engine lubrication system.
Camshaft and crankshaft sensors monitor the position of the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft by generating an electrical signal based on the position of the trigger wheel (variable reluctance sensor) or … Continue Reading What Are Camshaft and Crankshaft Sensors?
Engine valve timing using a timing chain vs. timing belt. What’s under your car’s hood? Is one better or worse? Here are the answers.
A broken timing belt can cause your engine major damage. Without a belt doing its job, the valves and pistons on most engines are on a literal collision course with each other. And with your engine turning at thousands of revolutions per minute, something can go wrong…
What’s the difference between an interference engine and a noninterference engine? It’s all about keeping the pistons and valves in proper time and space.