: Engine

It IS Brain Surgery

Well, sort of - if your power train control module needs fixing. To make an interesting and horrifying story, science fiction writers often create a world in which machines develop minds of their own and take over. Well, those writers are not far from the truth. Your car or truck already has a mind of…
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Hard Starting Your Car? Truck Engine Losing Power?

Hmmm. Sounds like your ignition coil. You’d planned to start the day with an hour or so over at the Vitense Golfland driving range. But you spent more time than you planned trying to improve that slice, which made you late for work. Then, you had trouble starting your car. Although it started, the whole…
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You Don’t Want a Chip Off This Old Block

Chips and cracks in engine blocks are very bad news for car and truck owners. One of the biggest “OH NOs!!!!!!!!” that the owner of a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine can have is a cracked block. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, you’re in for a major repair. The block…
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Burn Out Isn’t Just for Stressed Humans

Constant Pressure Can Burn Out Your Valves. One of the most important components of your engine is the valve – or valves, because there are more than one. Valves are the gizmos that allow the correct mixture of air and fuel to get into (and out of) the combustion chambers in your car or truck…
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