Radiator Cap
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How important is your radiator cap

February 7, 2017 Danny Bender

Your Radiator Cap is more important than you think ! While radiator caps look simple and do not cost much, they are critical for a properly Operating cooling system. A faulty radiator cap can result in overheating, loss of coolant or major engine damage. It is important to check it […]

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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 – […]

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Radiator cap-What does it do

December 7, 2016 Danny Bender

Radiator cap-What does it do The radiator cap does several things: seals the system against the outside world (main seal function) keeps the system pressurized when needed, so as to raise the boiling point of the coolant allows excess pressure and coolant  to be able to vent to the expansion reservoir (pressure […]

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Blown Head Gasket Symptoms-What to look for

September 14, 2016 Danny Bender

Blown Head Gasket Symptoms-What to look for A blown head gasket can lead to repairs to the tune of $1000 to $3000. However, if one is able to see the signs of blown head gasket, in advance, you can prevent the car engine from major repairs. Expert car mechanics can […]

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Cylinder head cracking-What can cause it-FAQ

February 5, 2016 Danny Bender

Cylinder head cracking can result in catastrophic damage to the engine. In some cases, cylinder head cracking may be so severe that replacing the complete engine is the only cure. As a result, most motorists try to prevent cylinder head cracking, as an ounce of prevention in this case is […]