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 […]


Smoking from my car-What does it mean

February 1, 2017

Smoking from my car-What does it mean? Smoking means that the engine is not operating normally. If you see smoke coming from your tailpipe, pay attention to the color of the smoke; you can use […]

blue smoke

Burning Oil-Blue Smoke

October 24, 2016

Burning Oil-Blue Smoke may only be part of the problem. Oil leaking can also contribute to excessive oil usage. This is something that will be seen after you park and let the vehicle sit awhile. […]