One reason head gaskets fail is because of engine overheating. If the engine gets too hot, the cylinder head can swell to the point where it crushes the head gasket (usually between the cylinders because this is the thinnest point). The extruded material and/or cracked combustion armor then provides a...
As I removed the timing belt and balance shaft belt, I noticed this soda can tab holding one of the crank sensors in place. Apparently, the customer knew of this from a year ago when the balance shaft belt broke but couldn’t afford the sensor or a new water pump.
Overhead cams have been used in many European and Asian engines for years, so when Ford opted to go the overhead cam route with their 4.6L V8 engine, some predicted pushrod engines were on their way out. But, GM stuck with the pushrod design for their LS engines as did...
The new Chevrolet Corvette LT1 engine, the first of the Gen 5 family of small block engines, combines several advanced technologies, including direct injection, active fuel management and continuously variable valve timing to support an advanced combustion system.
The art and science behind its combustion system makes the Corvette LT1 one of the most advanced V8 engines in the world.
Phasers commonly can be found on just the exhaust cam or on both the intake and exhaust cams.
Gary Goms discusses the mechanical challenges of restoring a truck that he began maintaining when he went to work in a gas station - back in 1957!
If your customer wants you to diagnose a problem with a cylinder head or block, you'll probably want to use one or more methods of crack detection to determine where the problems are.
Though many high school automotive programs have been cut or reduced in recent years due to funding, community colleges and technical schools are seeing steady enrollment in their automotive programs.