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Engine Problem Diagnosis & Repair Articles:

Dash Warning Lights: What You Should and Should Not Do
Causes of Poor Fuel Economy
Tracking Down Causes of Engine Failure
Diagnosing An Engine that Won't Crank or Start
Troubleshooting Intermittent Engine Problems
Troubleshooting Engine Problems with Temperature
Diagnose Weak Valve Springs
Diagnosing Engine Noise
Engine Noise in Dodge Caravan & Chrysler Minivans
Troubleshooting Low Oil Pressure
Oil Pump Diagnosis
Oil Pumps: The Heart of the Engine
Do You Really Need a High Volume Oil Pump?
Causes of High Oil Consumption
Engine Oil Leaks
Valve Failures
Engine Compression Testing
Engine Leakdown Testing
Measuring Blowby
Engine Exhaust Smoke (various causes of)
Finding & Fixing Engine Vacuum Leaks
Engine Overheating: Causes & Cures
Why Head Gaskets Fail
Head Gasket Failure: Common Causes
Preventing Repeat Head Gasket Failures
How to Fix a Leaky Head Gasket
Engine Replacement Issues
Motor Mounts
Saturn Vibration Caused by Bad Engine Mount
Engine Repair Options
Light-Duty Diesel Diagnosis
Diesel Piston Damage Diagnosis
GM Duramax Diesel Warranty Issues

Engine Repair and Service (Specific Engines):

Chrysler 3.5L V6 Engine Service
Chrysler 3.5L V6 Misfire Diagnosis
Chrysler/Mitsubishi 3.0L V6
Chrysler 2.0L Neon Engine Service
Cadillac Northstar V8 Engine Service
Rebuilding the General Motors 2.3L & 2.4L Quad Four Engines (Engine Builder magazine)
Buick 3800 Engine Diagnosis (Underhood Service magazine)
Rebuilding the Buick 3.8L V6 Engine (Engine Builder magazine)
Rebuilding the General Motors 191 3.1L Engine (Engine Builder magazine)
Rebuilding the Chevrolet LT1 V8 Engine (Engine Builder magazine)
Rebuilding the General Motors GEN III Small Block V8 Engine (Engine Builder magazine)
Rebuilding Saturn Engines (Engine Builder magazine)
Ford 3.0L Duratec V6 Engine Diagnosis (Underhood Service magazine)
Rebuilding the Ford 3.0L V6 Engine (Engine Builder magazine)
Rebuilding the Ford 3.8L V6 Engine (Engine Builder magazine)
Rebuilding the Ford 4.6L SOHC Engine (Engine Builder magazine)
Rebuilding the International 6.9/7.3L Powerstroke Diesel Engine (Engine Builder magazine)

Engine Timing Belt Service Articles:

Variable Valve Timing
Timing Belts: Is Your Engine and Interference Engine?
Update On Timing Chains & Belts
Timing Chain Replacement (Mazda & Ford 3.0L DOHC V6)
Aftermarket Timing Belt Warranty Warning
GM Timing Belt Service
Chevy Aveo 1.6L Timing Belt Replacement
Ford Timing Belts & Chains
Toyota & Honda Timing Belts

Engine Repair (Cylinder Heads)

OHC Cylinder Head Components
OHC Cylinder Head Repairs
How to Weld Aluminum
All About Cylinder Head Bolts
Head Bolts (Torque-to-yield TTY head bolt installation & removal tips)
Torque Wrench (how to use)
Cylinder Head Resurfacing
New Sealing & Resurfacing Requirements for Today's Engines
Preventing Repeat Head Gasket Failures
Cast Iron Crack Repairs
Valve Guide Repairs
Valve Seat Repairs

Engine Repair (Cylinder Block, Pistons & Crankshaft):

Engine Rebuilding Tips
How to Rebuild Engine (Replacing Internal Engine Parts)
Update On Cylinder Bore Honing Techniques
Cylinder Bore Surface Finishes By The Numbers
Plateau Cylinder Bore Finishes
Evolution of Piston Design
Rings of Steel: Update On Piston Ring Technology
Piston Rings: Stock & Performance
Piston Ring End Gap Recommendations
What You Should Know About Engine Bearings

High Performance Engine Building:

Hot Cylinder Heads for Sport Compart Cars
Choosing a Camshaft
ZDDP - What is it & Why do you need it?
Performance Valvetrains
Engine Balancing
Basics of Supercharging
Supercharging Import Engines
Turbocharger Diagnosis & Repair
High Performance Pistons
Piston Rings: Stock & Performance
Tuner High Performance Scan Tools

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