The camshaft synchronizer assembly consists of a camshaft position sensor mounted on an oil pump intermediate shaft. The synchronizer is driven off the camshaft, and sends the camshaft rotational position … Continue Reading What does a Camshaft Synchronizer Assembly do for your engine?
The knock sensor creates a voltage signal based on the vibrations caused by engine detonation. The computer uses this signal to retard timing when spark knock occurs. Where are these … Continue Reading Combustion Control: What does a Knock Sensor do?
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…
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…
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.
Does your car have an interference engine or noninterference engine? Knowing which type powers your car can help you prioritize critical maintenance tasks.
The timing cover gasket is located deep in your engine, so it isn’t easy to diagnose. Here’s a look at how it works and how to tell when it’s failing.