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Engine bearing failure damage

December 28, 2016 Danny Bender

Bearing lubrication is critical from the second the engine turns over until it is shut down. If not engine bearing failure damage will result costing you major repairs or possibly a new engine. All engine bearings depend on a film of oil to keep shafts and bearing surfaces separated. At […]

No Fuel

Common causes of poor fuel economy

December 27, 2016 Danny Bender

Maintenance is critical in keeping your vehicle running its best and minimizing fuel consumption.  Knowing the common causes of poor fuel economy is just the tip of the iceberg. It may not seem like that big a deal but staying on top of oil changes, replacing the air filters when […]

Engine Noise Under Load

Engine noise under load-FAQ

December 16, 2016 Danny Bender

Engine Noise Under Load- What can it be ! Don’t turn your back on car engine noise, and hope that it’ll just go away on its own. Chances are it won’t–and you’ll wind up with an even bigger problem. Because drive belts, alternators, compressors, air pumps, and fuel pumps all […]

Engine will not crank or start

Engine will Not Crank or Start

December 15, 2016 Danny Bender

Engine will Not Crank or Start-What could be wrong? This is usually one of the easiest problems to test and solve. But first you need to get over the initial ‘Why me’ frustration. To find out what’s going on, you will need to analyze the situation. If the engine will not […]

VVT Technology

Variable valve timing-cam phasing-VVT- how does it work

December 14, 2016 Danny Bender

Variable valve timing-cam phasing-VVT- how does it work ? Valve overlap. Valve overlap is the amount of time the intake and exhaust valves are both open at the same time. Less overlap produces a smooth idle and more slow speed torque. But poor high speed performance because there is not […]

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How to install a cylinder sleeve

December 12, 2016 Danny Bender

Learning how to install a cylinder sleeve is an excellent way to salvage an otherwise junk block. Most cylinder damage comes from: A cylinder that has actually cracked Vertical scratches or dents Restoring back to factory size Cylinder sleeve come in all different diameters as well as 3/32 and 1/8 […]


Cylinder Head Gasket Leaks

December 11, 2016 Danny Bender

Cylinder head gasket leaks cause a variety of problems that no one is ready to deal with it. Compression loss, (power reduction, or a rough engine).  Excessive pressure, (exhaust gases in the cooling system).  Engine overheating and increased engine wear, (motor oil mixing with antifreeze). You can not see the gasket without […]


Antifreeze in Oil – What Can it Do ?

December 9, 2016 Danny Bender

Antifreeze in Oil – What Can it Do ? Antifreeze in Oil can be Catastrophic if not dealt with quickly. Organic acids may form as a result of antifreeze oxidizing: Glycolic acid Oxalic acid Formic acid Carbonic acid  For each 18°F (8°C) in temperature the reaction rate doubles. Their presence in […]


Antifreeze-What does it do-Why you need it.

December 8, 2016 Danny Bender

Antifreeze-What does it do-Why you need it. Make sure that you have the correct antifreeze in the right concentration. This is critical to the health of your engine. Also the coolant capacity of modern systems is smaller. Also operating temperatures and pressures are higher. The use of lightweight materials such […]

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Radiator cap-What does it do

December 7, 2016 Danny Bender

Radiator cap-What does it do The radiator cap does several things: seals the system against the outside world (main seal function) keeps the system pressurized when needed, so as to raise the boiling point of the coolant allows excess pressure and coolant  to be able to vent to the expansion reservoir (pressure […]

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How to test injectors using a Noid Light

December 5, 2016 Danny Bender

How to test injectors using a Noid Light is easier than you think. A fuel injector Noid light kit should be on your must have tool list. Noid Lights come in many different types and are relatively inexpensive. Get a good one that comes with all the attachments you need for […]

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How to do a compression test

December 3, 2016 Danny Bender

A Compression test is a good way to measure the condition of the rings, cylinders, and valves. If your engine is running rough or is lacking power consider doing a compression test. Most manufacturers and technicians believe it is important to perform a compression test every time a tune-up is […]