Engine Not Starting
Engine No Start Conditions

Engine not starting- common problems

May 16, 2017

There’s nothing quite as troubling as the engine not starting. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most common types of engine problems. There’s almost no driver who hasn’t experienced the sinking feeling of the engine […]

Spark Plugs
Spark Plugs

Spark Plugs-What You Need To Know !

May 9, 2017

What you need to know is that spark plugs do NOT last forever. One thing to keep in mind with respect to performance claims is that no spark plug creates horsepower. The spark only ignites […]

Worn cam and lifters

Zinc additives for flat tappet lifter break-in

May 2, 2017

Zinc additives have been recommended by most engine manufactures for years. So, why lower zinc and phosphorus levels in modern oils. The American Petroleum Institute (API) has regulated the amount of zinc levels to .08 […]

Timing Belt
Engine Timing

Timing belt-what is it-what does it do

April 20, 2017

The timing belt transfers the rotation of the crankshaft to the camshaft. The rotating camshaft activates the valves, which provide air and fuel to the cylinders and expel combustion gases to the exhaust system. With […]

Vacuum Guage
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

Checking your engine with a vacuum guage

April 18, 2017

Checking your engine with a vacuum guage can tell you a lot about an engine’s condition. This is similar to doing a cylinder leak down test – but in a much easier way. In just […]

Vacuum Leak Detection
Vacuum Leaks

Vacuum Leak Detection – The Safe Way to Find Leaks

April 13, 2017

Vacuum leaks can trick you, and your car computer, into believing a particular sensor or system needs fixing. Then you start replacing components hoping you’ll fix the problem, unsuccessfully. Often, a vacuum leak makes an […]

Cylinder Leak Down Test (2)
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

Cylinder leak down test findings

April 11, 2017

Cylinder leak down test findings, What can they tell you ? Doing the cylinder leak down test, especially in conjunction with a compression test, should allow you to quickly determine the basic condition of any […]


Crankshaft-Camshaft Position Sensors

April 10, 2017

Crankshaft-Camshaft Position Sensors produce a signal that tells the Fuel Injection Computer or the Ignition Control Module the exact position of the pistons as they come up or go down in the compression cycle. What […]

Valve guides
Cylinder Heads

Valve guide wear-What to fix and why?

April 8, 2017

Valve guide wear refers to excessive clearance between valve stem and valve guide. As guides wear, the side to side movement can cause valves to seat improperly. Valve leakage causing compression loss is another reason […]


Motorcycle Spring Tuneup Tips-Safety First

April 4, 2017

I know is’t still early but………… As the weather begins to warm, ever so slightly, motorcyclists everywhere are itching to get out there and ride. In light of the ensuing season, I wanted to bring […]