Valve stem seals control the lubrication of the valve stem as it slides in the valve guide. Too little oil causes stem and guide wear. Too much oil increases oil … Continue Reading What Are Valve Stem Seals And What Do They Do For Your Engine?
Your engine block is full of holes to the outside world. These holes are part of the casting process, where the sand is poured out of the completed block casting. … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How to Install Freeze Plugs
They both take fuel, create small explosions within the engine and make cars move. But, how is a diesel engine different from a gas one?
The worst thing about stop-start technology might be all in your head, but what is idle-stop or SST on a conventional or mild hybrid vehicle?
Many of today’s cars come with impressive horsepower, but you can do a variety of engine upgrades to give your car even better performance.
Sometimes vehicle repairs and modification get serious, so serious that you have to yank the engine out. Seasoned pros do it all the time, but for the average DIY mechanic, … Continue Reading Engine Hoist and Engine Stand Tips and Tricks For the DIYer
Engines get so hot under normal driving conditions that there is an entire system dedicated to cooling them down. That’s because an engine overheating will cause problems and even complete engine failure. Instead of shelling out thousands of dollars and enduring a ton of stress…
An engine’s valve cover protects the cams and valves from dirt. So what happens when you have a bad valve cover gasket? How do you spot the problem?
Automobile engines can be classified as either interference engine or non-interference engine types depending on what occurs if piston/valve synchronization is lost. In the non-interference engine with the crankshaft still … Continue Reading Interference Engine vs Non-Interference Engine Types
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.