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 […]

Engine Rebuilding
Engine-Rebuilding

Should I rebuild my engine FAQ

March 23, 2017

The usual reasons to rebuild an engine are loss of compression, excessive oil consumption, or excessive oil clearances. So should I rebuild my engine ? The symptoms of loss of compression are extended cranking (hard […]

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 […]

Engine Rebuilding
Engine-Rebuilding

Engine rebuilding remanufacturing FAQ

January 11, 2017

Engine rebuilding remanufacturing FAQ. What is the difference between engine rebuilding and engine remanufacturing? Typically a rebuilt engine will have a much shorter life than a remanufactured unit because the process is much less precise and, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Tachometer
Analyzing Poor Performance Issues

Engine Surging or Misfiring

August 17, 2016

Engine surging or misfiring up and down while you’re driving. Uneven engine revs and misfiring can affect drivability, but can also cause error codes to appear in your OBD-II Diagnostics system. These codes can cause […]