Finding engine coolant leaks

How to find engine coolant leaks

February 8, 2017 Danny Bender

Checking a pressurized cooling system is easier than you think. Engine coolant leaks can occur anywhere in the cooling system. Nine out of 10 times, engine coolant leaks are easy to find. Usually the coolant can be seen dripping, spraying, seeping or bubbling from the leaky component. The first symptom […]

Engine Misfires

Engine misfires finding and fixing them

February 6, 2017 Danny Bender

Engine misfires finding and fixing them. Misfires can cause the driver to feel a jerking action while driving.  Engine misfires can happen constantly or intermittently. The engine stumbles for a moment and then regains its pace. Just as soon as the rpm settle down, though, the engine misfire reappears, and […]


Smoking from my car-What does it mean

February 1, 2017 Danny Bender

Smoking from my car-What does it mean? Smoking means that the engine is not operating normally. If you see smoke coming from your tailpipe, pay attention to the color of the smoke; you can use it to troubleshoot engine problems. Black Smoking Check the adjustment and operation of the automatic […]

PCV Valve

PCV Valve (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) -FAQ

January 30, 2017 Danny Bender

The PCV Valve (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) is a controlled device used to vent the crankcase. It sends partially burned gases that come from the engine’s crankcase back to the combustion chamber. Burning these gases for a second time is its main objective. PCV – Stands for (Positive Crankcase Ventilation). One […]

Engine Cooling Fan

How to testing your engine cooling fan

January 8, 2017 Danny Bender

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 and move down the line: The first step is checking for a blown fuse. As […]

Engine cranks but will not start

Engine cranks but will not start

January 1, 2017 Danny Bender

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 “intermittent dying” problem. Does the engine start, but run poorly or even “die” in a […]

Engine will not crank or start

Engine will Not Crank or Start

December 15, 2016 Danny Bender

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 what’s going on, you will need to analyze the situation. If the engine will not […]

noid light

How to test injectors using a Noid Light

December 5, 2016 Danny Bender

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 relatively inexpensive. Get a good one that comes with all the attachments you need for […]

compression tester

How to do a compression test

December 3, 2016 Danny Bender

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 technicians believe it is important to perform a compression test every time a tune-up is […]


Oxygen Sensor-Should you Replace It ?

December 1, 2016 Danny Bender

Replacement of good oxygen sensors is one of the common mistakes made by seasoned mechanics and DIY mechanics when tackling rich or lean diagnostic codes. Oxygen Sensor-Should you Replace It ? Before replacing any of these components, you must first find the real problem that caused the failure. The purpose […]


How To Tell When Your Head Gasket Is Blown

November 28, 2016 Danny Bender

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 types are possible, each with different symptoms. The symptoms that we may notice will depend […]

vacuum readings

How to do a vacuum test

November 23, 2016 Danny Bender

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 you a lot about an engine’s condition, similar to a cylinder leak down test . In […]