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.
Engine break-in can be controversial. Don’t punish your engine during the break-in period and you’ll enjoy better performance over the life of your car.
Other than carburetors, there is nothing more mystical than how a camshaft works. Often dismissed as voodoo or magic, the brains of your engine is only mysterious to the uninitiated. Once you understand the basics, it is really isn’t rocket science.
An engine is a complex piece of machinery. There are hundreds of moving parts that all have to work together in a coordinated effort in order to function correctly. One … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How A Camshaft Is Made