Radiator Cap
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How important is your radiator cap

February 7, 2017 Danny Bender

Your Radiator Cap is more important than you think ! While radiator caps look simple and do not cost much, they are critical for a properly Operating cooling system. A faulty radiator cap can result in overheating, loss of coolant or major engine damage. It is important to check it […]

Head Bolts
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Torque to yield bolts-What are they

January 26, 2017 Danny Bender

Torque to yield bolts-What are they ? Torque-to-yield bolts are exactly what they sound like. When tightened they stretch to the point of yield. Common torque to yield bolts are being used to hold, Cylinder heads Connecting rods Crankshaft main bearing caps Flywheels Front engine dampers When a shop manual […]

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Radiator cap-What does it do

December 7, 2016 Danny Bender

Radiator cap-What does it do The radiator cap does several things: seals the system against the outside world (main seal function) keeps the system pressurized when needed, so as to raise the boiling point of the coolant allows excess pressure and coolant  to be able to vent to the expansion reservoir (pressure […]

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Do you have a Bad radiator cap

November 9, 2016 Danny Bender

Do you have a Bad radiator cap The radiator cap does several things. It seals the system against the outside world (main seal function) It will keep the system pressurized when needed, also rasing the boiling point of the coolant allows excess pressure and coolant expansion to vent to the […]

351418S Emission Plug
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Emission-Thermactor Plugs for Small Block Fords

April 8, 2016 Danny Bender

Emission-Thermactor Plugs for Small Block Fords have been used for many years. Many of the small block Ford cylinder heads have holes in both ends of the cylinder head for Emission/Thermactor hook ups. All Ford small-block heads since the 1975 are configured to accept smog-pump input into a hole in […]

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Head bolt tips-Never reuse (TTY) head bolts

January 22, 2016 Danny Bender

Head bolt problems are probably the number one cause of installation-related gasket failures. No gasket is going to seal well if you use the wrong procedure to tighten the head bolts. Make sure the torque specifications you are using are the latest, up-to-date numbers.  Make sure all of the head […]

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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 […]