5 Overheating Car Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

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The internal combustion engine is comprised of several rotating parts and components. Some of these components rub against each other and create friction. Anytime you have metal parts creating friction, there is going to be a lot of heat generated in the process. The engine depends on coolant and oil to keep its components cooled … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Secondary Air Injection Pump

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If you’re wondering what a secondary air injection pump is, you’re not alone. In this article, we’ll go over the purpose of the secondary are pump as well as the symptoms you should watch for that indicate the pump is failing. What Does a Secondary Air Pump Do? The secondary air injection pump (also referred … Read more

6 Causes of Timing Chain Noise in Your Car

The timing chain is an important component because it keeps the camshaft and crankshaft connected and synchronized as they rotate. If you’ve ever seen a bicycle chain before, the timing chain looks very similar. There are several pulleys and gears which provide power to the camshaft, crankshaft, and other mechanical components of the system. The … Read more

5 Main Parts of a Car Engine (and their Functions)

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While checking your oil have you ever wondered what actually is under that engine cover? What do those parts do? How does an engine really work? Underneath that beautiful (in some cases) engine cover lies a wonderful piece of engineering. The modern-day automotive engine is capable of some wonderful feats. Let’s pull back the curtain … Read more

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