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 […]

engine bearings
Engine Bearings

How to replace engine bearings

March 27, 2017

Knowing how to replace engine bearings can be a life saver for your engine. Problems with engine bearings will usually result in some sort of knocking noise coming from your engine. The type of knocking […]

Engine Rebuilding
Engine-Rebuilding

Should I rebuild my engine FAQ

March 23, 2017

The usual reasons to rebuild my engine are loss of compression, excessive oil consumption, or excessive oil clearances. So should I rebuild my engine ? The symptoms of loss of compression are extended cranking (hard […]

Head cracked
Cylinder Heads

Cylinder head cracking-What can cause it ?

March 14, 2017

Cylinder head cracking can result in catastrophic damage to the engine. In some cases, cylinder head cracking may be so severe that replacing the complete engine is the only cure. The causes of cylinder head […]

Diesel Engine Issues
Diesel Engine Topics

Diesel engine issues FAQ

March 10, 2017

Diesel engine issues are frustrating and can be costly. Computer generated fault codes only go a certain distance to point in the direction of the problem. Many Dealers, specialists and garages equipped with expensive and sophisticated […]

Rocker arm dislodging
Cylinder Heads

Rocker arm dislodging with valve seat falling out

February 20, 2017

Have you ever had a customer come in and complain of a poor running engine? After diagnosing it you find engine misfire codes. To narrow down the issue you do a compression test or cylinder leak down test. […]