Vacuum Guage
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

Checking your engine with a vacuum guage

April 18, 2017

Checking your engine with a vacuum guage can tell you a lot about an engine’s condition. This is similar to doing a cylinder leak down test – but in a much easier way. In just […]

Cylinder Leak Down Test (2)
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

Cylinder leak down test findings

April 11, 2017

Cylinder leak down test findings, What can they tell you ? Doing the cylinder leak down test, especially in conjunction with a compression test, should allow you to quickly determine the basic condition of any […]

Engine Cooling Fan
Engine Overheating Topics

How to testing your engine cooling fan

January 8, 2017

Testing your engine cooling fan can solve your heating issues. Is your Engine Overheating Is your Engine Cooling Fan Working If not , Let’s do some testing and fix it yourself. Let’s start with the easy stuff […]

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Engine No Start Conditions

Engine cranks but will not start

January 1, 2017

Engine cranks but will not start-What can you check to find the problem? What does it mean when your Engine is dying without any warning and will not restart. Hence it may be the classic […]

Engine will not crank or start
Engine No Start Conditions

Engine will Not Crank or Start

December 15, 2016

Engine will Not Crank or Start-What could be wrong? This is usually one of the easiest problems to test and solve. But first you need to get over the initial ‘Why me’ frustration. To find out […]

noid light
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

How to test injectors using a Noid Light

December 5, 2016

How to test injectors using a Noid Light is easier than you think. A fuel injector Noid light kit should be on your must have tool list. Noid Lights come in many different types and are […]

compression tester
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

How to do a compression test

December 3, 2016

A Compression test is a good way to measure the condition of the rings, cylinders, and valves. If your engine is running rough or is lacking power consider doing a compression test. Most manufacturers and […]

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Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

How To Tell When Your Head Gasket Is Blown

November 28, 2016

Diagnosing your Head Gasket is Blown, by looking for the symptoms, can be quite misleading. This is because a failed head gasket is NOT a single thing. Head gaskets may fail in several different ways.  Many failure […]

vacuum readings
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

How to do a vacuum test

November 23, 2016

A vacuum test can tell you more than you think. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to check an engine for serious issues is to use a vacuum gauge. A vacuum gauge can tell […]

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Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

How to find mechanical engine misfires

November 13, 2016

Mechanical engine misfires can contribute to low compression (bad cylinder, piston rings, sticky or leaky valves or even valves out of adjustment) will affect the amount of air coming into the cylinder which will cause […]

Cylinder Leak Down Test
Engine Testing Procedures and Fixes

How to do a cylinder leak down test

November 7, 2016

Cylinder leak down testing can tell you more than you think. This is how to do a cylinder leak down test. I believe this has become the most important test on today’s Engines. A Cylinder Leak down or cylinder leakage test […]

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Analyzing Poor Performance Issues

Engine troubleshooting FAQ

October 31, 2016

Troubleshooting FAQ: Quick Trouble Shooting Topics with Answers Black smoke is coming from my exhaust White smoke is coming from my exhaust Blue smoke is coming from my exhaust Why does your vehicle smells like rotten […]