Iridium vs Platinum Spark Plugs (Pros and Cons)

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When air and fuel start to mix inside of the internal combustion chamber, it needs an electrical spark to ignite. The ignition coil is attached to something called a spark plug, which is responsible for forming a high voltage electrical spark that is necessary for igniting the air and fuel mixture of the internal combustion … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Camshaft Position Sensor

The internal combustion engine contains a device called the camshaft. The job of the camshaft is to manage the intake of gasoline and the emission of fumes from the exhaust system. There are offset lobes attached to the camshaft which control the exhaust valves and intake valves. A timing belt or chain link the camshaft … Read more

6 Symptoms of Bad Spark Plugs (and Replacement Cost)

Spark plugs have one very important purpose: to ignite the air/fuel mixture within the combustion chamber to start a car and keep it running. A secondary purpose is to transfer heat away from the combustion chamber to prevent pre-ignition. Making sure the spark plugs in your car are in good condition is crucial for it … Read more

3 Symptoms of a Bad Oil Control Valve (VVT Solenoid)

An oil control valve (also referred to as a VVT solenoid) is an important component of a vehicle with a variable valve timing (VVT) system. The existence of the system aims to control the performance of the engine utilizing two methods to retard and advance camshaft angle. If your oil control valve goes bad, you’ll … Read more

5 Causes of Engine ECU Failure (Why Does an ECM Go Bad?)

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The ECU is the engine control unit of your vehicle. It is also often referred to as the PCM (powertrain control module) or ECM (engine control module). This electronic module is a built-in computer which your vehicle depends on for managing a variety of its systems and functions. Think of it as the vehicle’s brain. … Read more