How a Gasoline Engine Works

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A gasoline engine is also called a petrol engine in many parts of the world. The word “petrol” is what the British use to describe a gasoline engine. They mean the exact same thing, which some people may not realize if they are from America. A gasoline engine is the most common type of engine … Read more

5 Causes of Oil Leaking Into Spark Plug Wells

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Spark plugs are very important components of a vehicle because they are responsible for generating the spark which ignites the fuel and air mixture in the internal combustion chamber. Oil is also important for lubricating the components of the engine while it is running. If you do not have a good supply of oil, then … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Timing Belt and Replacement Cost

The function of the timing belt is to rotate the crankshaft and camshaft of the engine and to make sure they’re synchronized in their rotation. This synchronization allows the cylinders to fire at the right time and keep the engine running the way it is supposed to. If the timing belt were to break or … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Filter and Replacement Cost

The purpose of the fuel filter should be self-explanatory. It basically filters the fuel by blocking all its impurities, debris, and dust particles from entering the internal combustion chamber of the engine. When you pump fuel into your fuel tank, there may be rust particles and other debris which currently exists in there. So, when … Read more

9 Causes of High Fuel Consumption in Gas and Diesel Vehicles

We all strive to get good fuel mileage in whatever vehicle we are driving. The majority of people on the road are driving vehicles powered by either a gasoline or diesel engine. Electric powered vehicles are an entirely different topic. Although diesel and gasoline engines are different, they also have similarities as well. Some of … Read more

10 Causes of Car Engine Hesitation When Accelerating

Car engine hesitation is a noticeable problem that can occur as you’re driving. When you go to step on the gas pedal to accelerate, you will suddenly feel like the power has been lost in the engine for a couple of seconds. Instead of going faster by stepping on the accelerator pedal, the speed will … Read more

Timing Chain vs Timing Belt (What’s the Difference?)

A lot of people get confused about the difference between a timing chain and a timing belt. This is understandable because they both have practically the same function. Either of these parts can be found in the internal combustion engine of a vehicle. Their responsibility is to keep the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad or Bent Connecting Rod in Your Engine

The internal combustion engine contains a component called a connecting rod. Each rod is responsible for connecting the piston and the crankshaft together. Not only that, the connecting rod assists the piston in its downward and upward movements. Basically, the turning motion of the crankshaft causes the connecting rod to turn as well. Once the … Read more