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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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