Exhaust Noise
Diesel Engine Topics

Exhaust Noise 02-05 Ford 6.0L Diesel Engines

January 29, 2017

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 […]

engine knocking
Exploring Engine Noises

Engine Knocking Pinging Rattling

January 27, 2017

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 […]

Engine Spark Knock
Analyzing Poor Performance Issues

What is engine spark knock-Is it bad

January 21, 2017

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 […]

Valve Train Noise
Cylinder Heads

Valve Train Noise-What is it ?

January 15, 2017

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 […]

Valve Lifters
Basic Engine Topics

Hydraulic-Mechanical Valve Lifters-FAQ

January 13, 2017

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 […]

Engine Noise Under Load
Analyzing Poor Performance Issues

Engine noise under load-FAQ

December 16, 2016

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 […]

Valve train noise
Exploring Engine Noises

What is that knocking or ticking noise

November 6, 2016

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 […]

thrust bearing
Engine Bearings

Crankshaft Thrust Bearing Failure – Causes & Remedies

December 13, 2015

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 […]