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
Surprisingly, the concept of active fuel management has been around for over seven decades, first appearing in the 1940s in WWII for use on military vehicles. These initial experiments helped … Continue Reading What Is Active Fuel Management?
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?
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…
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.
Does your car have an interference engine or noninterference engine? Knowing which type powers your car can help you prioritize critical maintenance tasks.
Regardless of the type of vehicle you own, a blown head gasket ranks toward the top of the list of most-involved car repairs. Because of its complexity, you have to consider whether it’s worth doing or not. We’ve already examined the signs of a blown head gasket, so let’s take a closer look at what you should do when it comes time to…