Valve Lash Setting
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Valve lash setting and adjustment

February 18, 2017 Danny Bender

The term “valve lash” is often used when discussing valve train adjustment. A valve lifter (sometimes referred to as a tappet or cam follower) follows the contour of the camshaft lobe and transfers that motion to open and close the valves. Let’s start with understanding the basics, Hydraulic and Mechanical.(valve lash) Valve […]

Engine Misfires
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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 […]

Valve Lifters
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Hydraulic-Mechanical Valve Lifters-FAQ

January 13, 2017 Danny Bender

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 with understanding the basics, Hydraulic and Mechanical. A domestic V-8 engine from the muscle car […]

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How to find mechanical engine misfires

November 13, 2016 Danny Bender

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 a cylinder to misfire and could set a P0300. You have done your diagnosis and […]