PCV Valve

PCV Valve (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) -FAQ

January 30, 2017 Danny Bender

The PCV Valve (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) is a controlled device used to vent the crankcase. It sends partially burned gases that come from the engine’s crankcase back to the combustion chamber. Burning these gases for a second time is its main objective. PCV – Stands for (Positive Crankcase Ventilation). One […]

Exhaust Noise

Exhaust Noise 02-05 Ford 6.0L Diesel Engines

January 29, 2017 Danny Bender

Abnormal Exhaust Noise on 02-05 Ford 6.0L Diesel Engines is a growing concern as these engines become older. As a result many of these units will fail inspections if this Exhaust Noise is not repaired. Most installers have found out that the leak is between the manifold and the cylinder head. In addition […]

engine knocking

Engine Knocking Pinging Rattling

January 27, 2017 Danny Bender

If your engine makes an annoying knocking, pinging or rattling sound when you accelerate or work your engine hard with a load – like driving uphill, passing a slowpoke or towing a trailer – then you’re probably experiencing spark knock. (engine knocking) It’s not necessarily a problem with your fuel […]

Head Bolts

Torque to yield bolts-What are they

January 26, 2017 Danny Bender

Torque to yield bolts-What are they ? Torque-to-yield bolts are exactly what they sound like. When tightened they stretch to the point of yield. Common torque to yield bolts are being used to hold, Cylinder heads Connecting rods Crankshaft main bearing caps Flywheels Front engine dampers When a shop manual […]

Engine Spark Knock

What is engine spark knock-Is it bad

January 21, 2017 Danny Bender

Engine spark knock what is it? Is it bad and what can you do about it? If your engine makes an annoying knocking, pinging or rattling sound when you accelerate or work your engine hard with a load – like driving uphill, passing a slowpoke or towing a trailer – […]

Firing Fuel Injector

Fuel injector deposits and failure symptoms

January 17, 2017 Danny Bender

Fuel injector deposits and failure symptoms. Gasoline is a mixture of many different hydrocarbons, including oilfins, which are heavy, waxy compounds. When the engine is off, there is no cooling airflow through the ports and no fuel flow through the fuel injector to wash it away, so heat bakes the […]

Valve Train Noise

Valve Train Noise-What is it ?

January 15, 2017 Danny Bender

Valve Train Noise-What is it ? Understanding the Noise. Valve Train noise can also be caused by sticky valves, weak springs or excessive revving of the engine. Valve Train noise is similar to a clicking sound of a sewing machine. The sound frequency of the valve train noise is one-half the […]

Valve Lifters

Hydraulic-Mechanical Valve Lifters-FAQ

January 13, 2017 Danny Bender

Hydraulic-Mechanical Valve Lifters-FAQ. Valve lifters follow the contour of the camshaft lobe and transfers that motion to open and close the valves. Tappets or cam followers are just others names for the same thing. Let’s start with understanding the basics, Hydraulic and Mechanical. A domestic V-8 engine from the muscle car […]

Engine Rebuilding

Engine rebuilding remanufacturing FAQ

January 11, 2017 Danny Bender

Engine rebuilding remanufacturing FAQ. What is the difference between engine rebuilding and engine remanufacturing? Typically a rebuilt engine will have a much shorter life than a remanufactured unit because the process is much less precise and, therefore, less predictable. Here are a few of the key differences: Engine Rebuilding is done mostly […]

Engine Cooling Fan

How to testing your engine cooling fan

January 8, 2017 Danny Bender

Testing your engine cooling fan can solve your heating issues. Is your Engine Overheating Is your Engine Cooling Fan Working If not , Let’s do some testing and fix it yourself. Let’s start with the easy stuff and move down the line: The first step is checking for a blown fuse. As […]

Timing Belt

Why should you replace your timing belt

January 5, 2017 Danny Bender

Timing belts have replaced timing chains on many of today’s engines. Not to be confused with “V-belts” or “Serpentine belts”, which are located on the outside of the motor to drive accessories, timing belts perform a much more vital role.  The purpose of a timing belt is to provide a […]

Low or high oil pressure

Low or high oil pressure FAQ

January 2, 2017 Danny Bender

Low or high oil pressure- What is better- FAQ A customer changes his brand of oil and then complains of low oil pressure. Is this perception or reality and is low oil pressure bad? Why don’t customers complain about high oil pressure? In the following discussion we hope to demonstrate that: · […]