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DIY: Replace Your Timing Belt
Replacing a timing belt is not as daunting a task as it seems. With a few hours and some common sense, you'll be able to replace your own timing belt.
DIY: Replace Your Timing Chain
Replacing a timing chain is not as daunting a task as it seems. With a few hours and some common sense, you'll be able to replace your own timing chain and gears.
Engine Tune-Up 2003
Is the tune-up dead? Do we still need to tune-up our cars and engines? The answer in a word is YES!
Engine Oil Consumption
One of the more common complaints I get is that an engine is using oil.
Engine Mechanics Basic
Have you ever wondered how engines work? If so this is the section for you.
Engine Performance
While engine performance in a modern car or light truck involves some very complex control systems, the basics haven’t changed since the inception of the internal combustion engine.
Engine Rebuilding Tips
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, the average life cycle of an engine was about five to seven years. Today, the situation is much different. The average service life of a 1990s vintage engine is about 10 to 12 years!
Exhaust Overview
MPEG video gives an overview of exhaust problems produced by Hunter Engineering. Size 6.2 mb.
How Four Stroke Engines Work
To understand the basic idea behind how a reciprocating internal combustion engine works, it is helpful to have a good mental image of how "internal combustion" works.
How Turbochargers Work
A turbo can significantly boost an engine's horsepower without significantly increasing its weight, and that is the huge benefit that makes turbos so popular!
"Multi-valve" Engines
Like styling trends, some technology features are selling gimmicks that we all like to call whistles and bells.
Replacing Engine Parts
The innards of an internal combustion engine can be very intriguing—especially if you’re trying to find the correct replacement parts for a particular engine.
The Diesel Cycle
Rudolf Diesel developed the idea for the diesel engine and obtained the German patent for it in 1892. His goal was to create an engine with high efficiency.
Timing Chains & Belts
Opening and closing the intake and exhaust valves in precise synchronization with the up and down strokes of the pistons requires very accurate timing.
Tracking Down Causes of Engine Failure
An engine failure is always bad news for the unfortunate vehicle owner to whom it happens. Besides taking away their wheels, it forces them to make a painful financial decision.
Troubleshooting Low Oil Pressure
The first indication of trouble may be a flickering oil pressure warning lamp or a low pressure reading on a dash gauge.
Turbochargers: Spinning Under Control
Imagine running up five flights of stairs or just finishing one of those 440 yard running tests in a high school physical education class ... you find yourself gasping for air. That is what your engine experiences when you're driving up those winding mountain roads or just getting on to the freeway.

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