spark-plug condition
Spark Plugs

How do I Read a spark plug

July 7, 2017

If you are able to read a spark plug it can be a valuable tuning aid. An experienced engine tuner can determine a great deal about the engine’s overall operating condition by examining the insulator […]

Cylinder Leak Down Test
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

How to do a cylinder leak down test

July 1, 2017

Cylinder leak down testing can tell you more than you think. This is how to do a cylinder leak down test. I believe this has become the most important test on today’s Engines. A Cylinder Leak down or cylinder leakage test […]

Engine Noise Under Load
Exploring Engine Noises

Engine noise under load-FAQ

June 28, 2017

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 […]


Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure Symptoms

June 21, 2017

There are a number of symptoms that can point to your Crankshaft Position Sensor failing but can also be confused with the same symptoms caused by issues with your ignition or fuel injection systems. If you […]

Analyzing Poor Performance Issues

What to Check When your Idle Speed Is Too High

June 16, 2017

What can cause abnormally high idle speeds. The first thing to do is to see if there are any diagnostic trouble codes stored in the PCM. If there are this will give us a good starting […]

Timing Belt
Engine Timing

Interference and non-interference timing belt or chain

June 9, 2017

Interference and non-interference timing belt or chain. In an interference engine, if a timing belt breaks while driving, there is a good chance that the engine might be severely damaged. A non-interference engine will stall, […]