timing belt
Engine Timing

Timing belt failure symptoms

September 9, 2017

Timing belt failure symptoms-What should you look for? Actually, I don’t have an answer for that. I don’t know any signs that would be 100% correct. Because you can not see it you would only […]


Engine Surging or Misfiring

August 3, 2017

Engine surging or misfiring up and down while you’re driving. Uneven engine revs and misfiring can affect drivability, but can also cause error codes to appear in your OBD-II Diagnostics system. These codes can cause […]

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 […]


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, […]