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 – […]

EGR Valve Blockage
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Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve- (EGR)- FAQ

November 16, 2016 Danny Bender

The Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve or (EGR) Valve as most refer to it is designed to cool exhaust gas by burning exhaust for a second time within the intake system. This result is the reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions. Recirculation of the exhaust leads to a gradual accumulation of carbon particles […]

Valve guides
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Valve guide wear-what to look for

January 27, 2016 Danny Bender

Valve guide wear refers to clearance between valve stem and valve guide. As guides wear, the side to side movement can cause valves to seat improperly. For this reason, guides must be checked, and replaced or repaired if beyond manufacturer’s specifications. One thing you can almost always count on when […]