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
Miscellaneous Topics

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
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

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 […]