Valve Lash Setting
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Valve lash setting and adjustment

February 18, 2017 Danny Bender

The term “valve lash” is often used when discussing valve train adjustment. A valve lifter (sometimes referred to as a tappet or cam follower) follows the contour of the camshaft lobe and transfers that motion to open and close the valves. Let’s start with understanding the basics, Hydraulic and Mechanical.(valve lash) Valve […]

Exhaust Noise
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Exhaust Noise 02-05 Ford 6.0L Diesel Engines

January 29, 2017 Danny Bender

Abnormal Exhaust Noise on 02-05 Ford 6.0L Diesel Engines is a growing concern as these engines become older. As a result many of these units will fail inspections if this Exhaust Noise is not repaired. Most installers have found out that the leak is between the manifold and the cylinder head. In addition […]

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Engine Knocking Pinging Rattling

January 27, 2017 Danny Bender

If your engine makes an annoying knocking, pinging or rattling sound when you accelerate or work your engine hard with a load – like driving uphill, passing a slowpoke or towing a trailer – then you’re probably experiencing spark knock. (engine knocking) It’s not necessarily a problem with your fuel […]

Engine Spark Knock
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What is engine spark knock-Is it bad

January 21, 2017 Danny Bender

Engine spark knock what is it? Is it bad and what can you do about it? If your engine makes an annoying knocking, pinging or rattling sound when you accelerate or work your engine hard with a load – like driving uphill, passing a slowpoke or towing a trailer – […]

Valve Train Noise
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Valve Train Noise-What is it ?

January 15, 2017 Danny Bender

Valve Train Noise-What is it ? Understanding the Noise. Valve Train noise can also be caused by sticky valves, weak springs or excessive revving of the engine. Valve Train noise is similar to a clicking sound of a sewing machine. The sound frequency of the valve train noise is one-half the […]

Valve Lifters
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Hydraulic-Mechanical Valve Lifters-FAQ

January 13, 2017 Danny Bender

Hydraulic-Mechanical Valve Lifters-FAQ. Valve lifters follow the contour of the camshaft lobe and transfers that motion to open and close the valves. Tappets or cam followers are just others names for the same thing. Let’s start with understanding the basics, Hydraulic and Mechanical. A domestic V-8 engine from the muscle car […]

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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 […]

Engine Noise Under Load
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Engine noise under load-FAQ

December 16, 2016 Danny Bender

Engine Noise Under Load- What can it be ! Don’t turn your back on car engine noise, and hope that it’ll just go away on its own. Chances are it won’t–and you’ll wind up with an even bigger problem. Because drive belts, alternators, compressors, air pumps, and fuel pumps all […]

Valve train noise
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What is that knocking or ticking noise

November 6, 2016 Danny Bender

What is that knocking or ticking noise Many assume this knocking or ticking noise is the end of their engine and just move on. There are some ways to narrow down where the noise is actually coming from. Internal mechanical problems can also cause engine knocking. One such problem stems […]

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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 […]