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.
Hydrolocking an engine can cause an engine to freeze or result in severe damage to inner engine components. Learn how it happens and how to prevent it.
Disc brake calipers come in two forms: floating and fixed. Get to know the difference between the two and why it matters.
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.
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…
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.
An engine is a simple mechanical device, an air pump really, that uses pistons and valves to pull air in and push air out. The pistons in an engine block … Continue Reading How Piston Rings Work