Engine bearing clearance

Engine bearing clearance-FAQ

February 9, 2017 Danny Bender

Engine bearing clearance is very important and can cause early failures if not correct. Engine bearings should operate with the least amount of engine bearing clearance as possible. As a result tighter oil clearances produce less peak loading on the bearings and the engine runs smoother with less vibration. Remember, you […]

Low or high oil pressure

Low or high oil pressure FAQ

January 2, 2017 Danny Bender

Low or high oil pressure- What is better- FAQ A customer changes his brand of oil and then complains of low oil pressure. Is this perception or reality and is low oil pressure bad? Why don’t customers complain about high oil pressure? In the following discussion we hope to demonstrate that: · […]

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Engine bearing failure damage

December 28, 2016 Danny Bender

Bearing lubrication is critical from the second the engine turns over until it is shut down. If not engine bearing failure damage will result costing you major repairs or possibly a new engine. All engine bearings depend on a film of oil to keep shafts and bearing surfaces separated. At […]

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How to install a cylinder sleeve

December 12, 2016 Danny Bender

Learning how to install a cylinder sleeve is an excellent way to salvage an otherwise junk block. Most cylinder damage comes from: A cylinder that has actually cracked Vertical scratches or dents Restoring back to factory size Cylinder sleeve come in all different diameters as well as 3/32 and 1/8 […]


Rear Main Seal Leaks-or are they

November 26, 2016 Danny Bender

It has been determined that 90% of all rear main seal oil leak complaints checked in the last five years are leaks in the pan gasket, rocker covers, side covers, etc., and are not leaking rear main oil seals. The following is a suggested procedure to determine the exact location […]

Ball-Honing Cylinder

Using a Ball-Hone to Deglaze your cylinders

October 15, 2016 Danny Bender

The Ball-Hone is self-centering, self-aligning to the bore, and self-compensating for wear, Ball-hones provide great surface finish and will make your next re-ring job a success ! The Ball-Hone tool, is great if you are only trying to freshen a cylinder prior to re-ringing because it is not a material removal tool. […]

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How to replace engine bearings

February 3, 2016 Danny Bender

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 noise that you hear will use the usually give you a good idea of which […]

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Crankshaft Thrust Bearing Failure – Causes & Remedies

December 13, 2015 Danny Bender

For years both transmission and engine rebuilders have struggled at times to determine the cause of crankshaft thrust bearing failures. In most instances, all of the facts concerning the situation are not revealed at the onset of the failure. This has led to each party blaming the other for the failure based […]

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Rear Main Rope Seal Alternatives

December 13, 2015 Danny Bender

Rear Main Rope Seal Alternatives make solve your engine leak and save time Danny’s Engine Portal supplies the following information on a rear main rope seal alternatives. It has taken many years to collect this information. This information is feedback from people like you. People tell us these seals have worked […]