We get a lot of requests for engine reviews, The Good-The Bad And The Ugly.

Most engines on the road today are designed to last well over 100,000 miles.

An engine will last much longer if the engine is not abused.

So, any and all maintenance that the manufacturer recommends should be done on or before it is due.

Granted, anything with mechanical parts is subject to failure of one type or another.

Abusing an engine, no matter its quality, can and most likely will shorten its life. When you do not change the fluids and filters when recommended by the manufacturer then you will cause excessive part and component wear. This can affect parts like;

  • Bearings
  • Pistons
  • Valves
  • Timing chains and gears

If the engine is overheated and driven till the engine stops because of ignoring the temperature gauge or warning lights, it can cause irreversible internal engine wear or damage.

Engines have been mass produced in numerous configurations, the most popular of which feature four, six, or eight cylinders, operating on gasoline or diesel fuel. Along the way, different castings and materials have been tried, as have unusual firing orders, various induction systems, and more.

Here, we’ll take a lighthearted look at some of the more noteworthy power plants that were famous or infamous.

Engine Reviews-The Good-The Bad And The Ugly
Engine Reviews-The Good-The Bad And The Ugly

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Without further ado and presented in no particular order, here are our engine reviews.

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One of the most important aspects of engine maintenance is keeping the fluids the engine requires clean and fresh. The engine is the heart of the car, and its fluids are its blood.

Finally, pay attention to what your engine is telling you. If your car’s gauges say the engine is getting too hot, the oil pressure is low, or if your check engine light is on, don’t wait.

Every auto maker regardless of country of origin has at least a few engines that will make the list.

Engine Reviews-The Good-The Bad And The Ugly