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The engine is the heart of the automobile, the vital organ of any car. Keep your engine running smoothly with some maintenance and repair tips from the articles that follow.
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Porsche Maintenance East Lansing MI

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Porsche Maintenance. You will find informative articles about Porsche Maintenance, including "Porsche Engine Diagnostics: Misfire Codes, Fuel Trim Faults, Secondary Air Injection". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in East Lansing, MI that can help answer your questions about Porsche Maintenance.

Engine Service East Lansing MI

Local resource for engine services in East Lansing, MI. Includes detailed information on local companies providing auto services and which give access to engine maintenance, engine replacement, engine removal, tune up, piston rings, pistons, spark plug, carburetor, engine oil and crankshaft, as well as to other engine and auto repair services.

GM Drivers Rattled By Engine Noise East Lansing MI

Some GM truck, SUV and minivan owners may complain about a rattle-type noise coming from the engine area at approximately 1,800 to 2,200 rpm. The rattle-type noise may be caused by torsional vibration of the balance shaft.

Getting Nissan Engines Back to Peak Performance East Lansing MI

In this article, we'll take a look at some of the common problems that affect engine performance. With on-board diagnostics (OBD), many of these problems will cause a check engine lamp (CEL) and store a code.

The Subaru Boxer Engine East Lansing MI

According to their engineers, these high-powered engines are ideal for all-wheel-drive applications used in Subaru vehicles because they are inherently compact — short and low. The layout concentrates its mass in a small area and contributes to a lower center of gravity.

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Servicing Solutions: GM’s Durable Duramax Diesel East Lansing MI

Maximum boost in the Duramax 6.6L remains 20 psi. Yet boost pressure can be varied more subtly over the engine's rpm range. This presents itself to the customer as more immediate engine response, with virtually no turbo "lag."

10 Tips on Tightening East Lansing MI

Make sure all the head bolts are in perfect condition with clean, undamaged threads. Dirty or damaged threads can give false torque readings, as well as decrease a bolt's clamping force by as much as 50%! Wire brush all bolt threads, carefully inspect each one, and replace any that are nicked, deformed or worn.

Bearing Down on Engine Damage East Lansing MI

Although the material itself may give the engine bearing some friction-reducing properties, its performance is enhanced by a lubricant between the moving and stationary surfaces. Another of the bearing’s duties is to establish and maintain a film of oil.

BMW Engine Repairs East Lansing MI

BMW has found it necessary to move to extended service intervals, involving condition-based oil changes and excessively separated maintenance inspections. Oil sludging, overheating problems and emissions faults are the direct result of the lack of reasonable maintenance.

Boosting Profits Through Turbocharger Services East Lansing MI

A turbo's basic purpose is to boost power, so when an otherwise healthy engine suddenly becomes anemic, it often (but not always) means turbo trouble. Read on for more detailed information in the following article.

Carburetor Tuning Through the Years East Lansing MI

Before we start, it's important to know that Holley carburetor "list" or identification numbers are found on the front of the choke tower or immediately behind the throttle linkage on racing carburetors manufactured with no choke towers.

Chevy AVEO Timing Belt Service East Lansing MI

Many motorists are unaware of these recommendations and typically do nothing until the timing belt fails - which is bad news because the 1.6L E-TECH II engine is an interference engine. If the timing belt breaks, one or more valves will hit the pistons and damage the engine.

Chrysler Neon 2.0L East Lansing MI

When Chrysler introduced their new Neon models back in 1995 under the Dodge and Plymouth nameplates, they said they were launching a new generation of "fun-to-drive" entry-level cars that would appeal to a wide range of people. Everything was new about the Neon: a brand new body, a brand new chassis and two new engines, a 2.0L SOHC and a 2.0L DOHC engine.

Cold Engine Stumble, DTC P0116, & MIL ON East Lansing MI

Some 2002 1.6L Accents may turn on the Check Engine light and store diagnostic trouble code P0116 (Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Range/ Performance Problem) in the ECM. This code can be falsely set under certain driving conditions.

Diagnosing GM LT1 V8 Engines East Lansing MI

The Chevrolet LT1 engine is the second-generation (Gen II) design of Chevy's famous small block. The LT1 was fitted in Chevy's Corvette, Camaro and Caprice/Impala SS. This engine also was used by Pontiac for the Firebird, by Buick for the Roadmaster and by Cadillac for the Fleetwood.

Diagnosing Intermittent Stalling Issues East Lansing MI

Common causes of intermittent stalling may include a bad idle speed control (ISC) system, low fuel pressure, loss of ignition, vacuum or EGR leaks, or other problems we'll get to later in this article. The engine's idle speed is controlled by how much air is allowed to bypass the throttle via the idle bypass circuit in the throttle body.

Engine Builders Have More Options than Ever East Lansing MI

The foundation of every engine is the cylinder block. Whether you are rebuilding a stock engine or building up a street performance engine, a circle track engine, drag engine, marine engine or whatever, you have to start with a good, solid block that’s machinable and free from cracks and other defects.

Engine Service East Lansing MI

Local resource for engine services in East Lansing, MI. Includes detailed information on local companies providing auto services and which give access to engine maintenance, engine replacement, engine removal, tune up, piston rings, pistons, spark plug, carburetor, engine oil and crankshaft, as well as to other engine and auto repair services.

Fahrmitgas & the Moonlander East Lansing MI

"Drive me to the moon" is the motto Fahrmitgas.de came up with for its special model Moonlander - used to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing mission.

Fel-Pro PermaTorqueMLS Performance Head Gaskets East Lansing MI

PermaTorqueMLS performance head gaskets provide the robust seal needed to contain extreme combustion pressures and temperatures common to naturally aspirated, turbo/supercharged and nitrous-equipped performance engines.

Flash Reprogramming East Lansing MI

Enter the flash reprogrammable EEPROM (Electronically Erasable Program Read Only Memory) chip. PCMs built with EEPROM chips can be reprogrammed in a matter of minutes without having to remove the PCM or replace a single chip. It's all done digitally with the proper access codes and input data.

Flash! Reprogramming Vehicle Computers East Lansing MI

Going back to the basics, you know that all automotive engine and powertrain control modules (PCMs) are essentially small-sized, dedicated computers. They have a microprocessor, built-in random access memory (RAM), signal-conditioning chips (for sensor inputs), output transistor/drivers (for actuating ignition coils and fuel injectors) and a programmable read-only memory-type chip (PROM) for calibration purposes.

Flashing Signals/Reprogramming PCMs East Lansing MI

There are a lot of lines of code in the programming, and the instructions include calibration information designed for a specific vehicle application. So unlike Windows XP or some other piece of software you might purchase for your personal computer, the programming for a PCM is unique to that vehicle and that vehicle only.

Ford Timing Belts & Chains East Lansing MI

Timing belt and chain replacement is one service that isn't going away any time soon. Most Ford engines with overhead cam timing belts have a recommended replacement interval of 60,000 miles to 120,000 miles depending on the application (see the chart on page 54).

Foreign Affairs: VW P Codes...Putting Out the MIL East Lansing MI

In this article, I'll revisit some of the more common failures that we continue to see and how we resolved them, saving you time and cost for your customer. As always, throwing parts at a problem is not the best tool for OBD repairs. Knowing how a component is designed to work is always the first step in locating a failure.

Gearing Up for Timing Belt and Chain Work East Lansing MI

Timing belts are a maintenance item on engines that have them, but what about timing chains? On most overhead cam engines that use a timing chain to turn the cams, there’s usually some type of chain tensioner or adjuster to keep the chain tight and to compensate for stretch as the chain ages.

Getting a Charge Out of New Engine Technology East Lansing MI

Auto manufacturers are somewhat hesitant about PHEVs, saying consumers don't want to be burdened with plugging in their vehicle each night. In fact, some hybrid makers have gone out of their way to market their current gasoline/electric hybrids as "plug free." But that sentiment may be changing, especially now that gasoline has hit more than $3.50 a gallon in much of the country.

Getting a Fix on Piston Diagnosis and Inspection East Lansing MI

If the engine is burning oil and there is blue smoke in the exhaust, the problem could be worn valve guides and valve guide seals, worn or broken piston rings, or even a cracked piston.

Getting Nissan Engines Back to Peak Performance East Lansing MI

In this article, we'll take a look at some of the common problems that affect engine performance. With on-board diagnostics (OBD), many of these problems will cause a check engine lamp (CEL) and store a code.

GM Drivers Rattled By Engine Noise East Lansing MI

Some GM truck, SUV and minivan owners may complain about a rattle-type noise coming from the engine area at approximately 1,800 to 2,200 rpm. The rattle-type noise may be caused by torsional vibration of the balance shaft.

GMC Service East Lansing MI

Back in 1992, General Motors introduced a new type of fuel injection system known as "Central Port Injection" (CPI), which GM also refers to as "Central Multi-point Fuel Injection" (CMFI). The system was used on 4.3L V6 Vortec engines through 1995, and was redesigned in 1996 and renamed "Central Sequential Fuel Injection" (CSFI). The system was also added to 5.0L and 5.7L Vortec V8 engines.

GM's LT1 Engine and Reverse-Flow Technology East Lansing MI

The Chevrolet LT1 5.7L V8 engine that was produced from 1992 to 1997 has some significant differences compared to the previous small block Chevy it replaced, and the third generation LS1 small block that later replaced it. The most obvious difference that distinguishes the LT1 from these other engines is the front-mounted Opti-Spark ignition system.

Handling the Load East Lansing MI

Alternators run hot, and the higher the amp load on the charging system, the higher the internal operating temperature of the alternator. Stock alternators should be capable of handling normal amperage loads under normal operating conditions.

Holley Offers Throttle Position Kit for Electronic Choke Carburetors East Lansing MI

The TPS kit is designed to be used on electric choke equipped Holley Carburetors and is perfect for use with an electronic overdrive transmission, such as a 4L60E or 4L80E, and can also be used for data acquisition.

How Engine Oil Becomes Engine Sludge East Lansing MI

Fresh engine oil is a clear, free-flowing liquid blend of base stock and additives that contains no fuel, water, coolant, dirt or other contaminants. In engines that have failed prematurely, the oil has very often been transformed into a high viscosity deposit of brown or black goo, commonly referred to as "sludge."

How to Begin Internal Engine Repairs East Lansing MI

When the 16-valve 2.0L engine (B202) was developed in 1984, I was one of 10 people chosen from the East Coast area by Saab in the United States to attend a special crash course to learn about the new engine and fuel management controls. It was a "first" to use the new LH fuel system backed by an intercooled turbocharger that developed 160 hp.

Hybrid Engine Diagnosis & Service East Lansing MI

The Toyota Prius and Honda Insight hybrids have been around since 2001; the Honda Accord, Ford Escape and Lexus RX 400h hybrids since 2005; the Honda Civic, Toyota Highlander, Mercury Mariner, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra hybrids since 2006; and the Lexus GS 450h, Saturn VUE Green Line, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima hybrids since model year 2007. On sale this fall for the 2008 model year are the Saturn Aura Green Line, Lexus LS600h, Mazda Tribute, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Dodge Durango hybrids - and there are more than a dozen new hybrid models coming for model year 2009.

Identifying Distributors on Ford 351 Engines East Lansing MI

One problem technicians may encounter when servicing Ford vehicles with Windsor/Cleveland 351 (5.8L) cubic inch engines is Interchanging or installing parts for the wrong engine. This is often caused by the lack of information on Ford 351 engine differences.

Improving Diesel Technology East Lansing MI

Simply put, if a computer is going to be used to control and monitor critical functions in a power unit, it is still a computer, and acts and works like a computer. This means no moving parts and virtually no opportunity to reverse-engineer what is in the brain that measures and controls the engine.

Incorrect Spark Plug Wire Routing May Result in Blower Motor Failure East Lansing MI

When servicing right (rear) bank engine ignition components, exercise caution when installing the spark plug wires. Spark plug wires must be routed away from the firewall mounted blower motor. Refer to the illustration for proper routing. By the way, blower motor operation will not affect the ignition system…"Believe It Or Not."

Increasing Engine Power East Lansing MI

An intake manifold is more than the plumbing that connects the carburetor or throttle body to the ports in the cylinder head. It is an integral part of the induction system that has to match the airflow characteristics of the cylinder head and camshaft, as well as the displacement and rpm range of the engine. A well-designed manifold that is properly matched to the engine's requirements will make more torque and horsepower than a manifold which is mismatched to the engine.

Keeping on Track with Steering Position Sensors East Lansing MI

Cars just keep getting smarter all the time. Sensors are being used to monitor more and more functions, and to share information between vehicle systems that formerly were mute or didn’t communicate with one another. One such sensor is the steering position sensor. The sensor’s basic function is to monitor the driver’s steering inputs. This includes the angle of the steering wheel and/or the rate at which the driver is turning the wheel.

Light Diesel Service Opportunities are Growing East Lansing MI

Compared to gasoline engines, diesels have a number of important advantages. One is fuel economy. Diesel engines are unthrottled so pumping losses are reduced. This improves breathing efficiency for more fuel-efficient operation. Diesel engines also run much leaner air/fuel ratios than their gasoline counterparts, and have much higher compression ratios, which improves thermal efficiency and helps squeeze up to 30% more power out of every drop of fuel.

Lining Up Timing Belt Service for First-Generation Kias East Lansing MI

Introduced in 1995, the first-generation Sportage was Kia's entry in the hot mini sport-utility segment. The vehicle was powered by a 2.0L inline, 4-cylinder engine, providing 130 hp. Interestingly, in 1997, the Sportage adopted the automobile industry's first knee airbag.

Loss of Power Assist to the Chrysler Minivan East Lansing MI

During high humidity climate conditions, some Chrysler, Dodge or Plymouth vehicles may experience a momentary loss of power assist for the steering when turning corners with the A/C or defroster on or recently on. This Tech Tip describes two repair procedures depending on the diagnosis.

Modifying Consumer Oil Change Habits East Lansing MI

Automotive technicians understand the importance of regular maintenance in ensuring a full trouble-free life from vehicles. As the expert, it may be your responsibility to make sure your customers understand what maintenance is required.

Muscling in on Restoration & Performance Work: Part 1 East Lansing MI

Working on older low-tech engines has a number of advantages. One is that you can use all your old obsolete tune-up equipment that has been laying around in the shop collecting dust for the past 20 years (assuming you didn't sell it or throw it away). Timing lights, dwell meters, ignition scopes, distributor machines and big box engine analyzers are still useful tools for these older engines.

Muscling in on Restoration Work East Lansing MI

There's a hot trend in the automotive aftermarket to return car owners to the past. Literally. Today, aging baby boomers are spending big money on "recapturing the rapture" of the cars of their youth.

Nitrous, Superchargers and Turbochargers East Lansing MI

From the budget six-cylinders that get 300 hp and 28 mpg for less than $25,000 to the 600 hp Viper V10 to the 630 hp Corvette ZR1 for just over $100,000, the performance market is deep and wide. “It’s amazing, the horsepower potential that these cars are coming with off the factory floor,” says Frank Beck of Beck Racing Engines in Phoenix, AZ. “The ZR1 is very underrated and has so much more potential. The factories are using forced induction on Mustangs and trucks and just about everything, it seems. It’s what the people want.”

No-Start and Rough-Running: 1996 Chrysler Sebring Coupe East Lansing MI

According to the customer, the first repair shop did "the usual" tune up including replacing the plugs, wires, cap, rotor and all filters and performing an injector cleaning. This did nothing to cure the problem. The first shop recommended the customer to the second shop.

OHC Engine Repairs and Service on Chrysler's 3.5L V6 East Lansing MI

Chrysler's 24-valve 3.5L single overhead cam V6 engine was introduced back in 1993 in their LH platform cars (Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid and Eagle Vision). Since then it has been used in a variety of Chrysler models.

Oil Change Intervals East Lansing MI

Contaminants tend to accumulate in all engines as the miles add up. Short-trip, stop-and-go city driving, as well as excessive idling, accelerate the rate at which these contaminants form. Changing the oil and filter regularly and using gasoline that contains an adequate amount of detergent to keep the fuel system, valves, combustion chambers and pistons clean, are all ways to keep these contaminants in check.

Piston Service for Light Truck Diesels East Lansing MI

The diesel engine market has been rapidly changing in recent years. Higher fuel prices and changes in emission regulations have brought about a whole new generation of clean diesel engines in both the light- and heavy-duty truck markets.

Porsche Maintenance East Lansing MI

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Porsche Maintenance. You will find informative articles about Porsche Maintenance, including "Porsche Engine Diagnostics: Misfire Codes, Fuel Trim Faults, Secondary Air Injection". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in East Lansing, MI that can help answer your questions about Porsche Maintenance.

Power Options: Restoring a Vehicle to Like-New Performance East Lansing MI

When choosing between the used, rebuilt, remanufactured and OE-"crate" engine options, always remember that a used engine might, for example, routinely require an expensive timing chain and guide replacement. However, due to the inherent reliability of some import engines, many nameplate shops feel safe in choosing a used engine as a replacement option.

Prolong Engine Treatment Designed to Reduce Friction and Heat East Lansing MI

Prolong Engine Treatment is formulated with the company's exclusive Anti-Friction Metal Treatment (AFMT) advanced technology to chemically bond to metal surfaces in the engine to generate a protective layer that prevents metal-on-metal grinding.

Proper Maintenance Can Extend an Odyssey East Lansing MI

We all know that some vehicle owners don't adhere to preventative maintenance schedules for their vehicles. So when a customer's vehicle is in for a major problem or service, take advantage of in-depth system inspections. It may be one of the few times that you get to check the vehicle for severely worn parts.

Purolator PureONE and Classic Air Filters East Lansing MI

A fresh, clean Purolator PureONE or Purolator Classic air filter not only helps improve vehicle performance, but also prevents long-term damage to the engine and costly repairs down the road. For best results, Nuñez advises changing a vehicle's air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles.

Puzzled by Carburetors East Lansing MI

A venturi is a short, round, hour-glass shaped tube designed to draw fuel from the carburetor float bowl into the air stream flowing through the carburetor. The air passing through the tube at its narrowest point accelerates in speed and creates a negative pressure differential between the fuel in the carburetor float bowl and the air in the venturi.

Sales Opps in Head Gasket Replacement East Lansing MI

In most cases, cylinder head gaskets seem to fail catastrophically because many vehicle owners don¹t check engine oil and coolant levels at recommended intervals. In other cases, a cylinder head gasket fails because the engine has severely overheated because coolant is lost through a leaking water pump or coolant hose.

Sealing It Up Right: Proper Engine Bolt Use East Lansing MI

Though head bolts seem to be pretty rigid fasteners, they are actually designed to stretch. Stretching a bolt is like stretching a rubber band. It allows the fastener to exert force against a surface to hold the parts together. This is especially important with gasketed surfaces because the gaskets have a certain amount of give that must be overcome by the fasteners to maintain a tight seal.

Servicing Electrical Components East Lansing MI

Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the Off or Lock position and all electrical loads must be off, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable.

Servicing Ford 4-Cylinders East Lansing MI

All of the four cylinder engines ranging in displacement from 1.6 to 2.5 liters are overhead cam engines, some with a single cam others with dual cams, and all have timing belts that need to be replaced at 60,000 miles (up to 1997) or at 120,000 miles (most 1998 and up). This is especially important on the interference engines to prevent expensive valve damage should the timing belt fail.

Servicing Ford's 3.0L Engine East Lansing MI

The 3.0L Duratec V6 was introduced in 1996 to replace the aging 3.8L V6 in the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. Unlike its conventional pushrod predecessor, the 3.0L V6 has dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and an aluminum block with cast-iron cylinder liners.

Servicing GM's 3800 V6 Engines East Lansing MI

Like the small block Chevy V8, 3800 V6 engine has undergone many changes over the years to keep it abreast of changing consumer expectations and emissions regulations. Read on to know more.

Servicing Solutions: 15 Tips on Servicing Ford F-150s East Lansing MI

On the "new" model F-Series trucks, be sure to fold the side view mirrors in when raising these trucks on a two-post lift. The mirrors are large enough that they have been crushed by the plate or cap found at the top of the lift posts.

Solving Customer Complaint of Ticking Noise Coming from Engine East Lansing MI

If a customer brings in his vehicle with a ticking noise in the left bank cylinder head engine area, refer to the following service procedure to identify and resolve the issue.

Tech Feature: Balance Between Crankshaft and Related Components is Critical East Lansing MI

Balancing, once considered an art, has turned into a science. New equipment and technology have made balancing accessible to most engine builders. Though it can seem to be a confusing topic, new equipment takes the guesswork out of the process and can help nearly anyone quickly and easily balance an engine.

Tech Feature: Understanding Valve Design and Alloys East Lansing MI

A valve with an undersized stem typically weighs about 8 to 10 percent less than one with a standard-sized stem; and a lighter valve means the engine can rev higher, pump more air and produce more horsepower. A lighter valve also means less stress on the valve springs, retainers, rocker arms, pushrods, lifters and cam lobes.

Tech Feature: What's Rockin' In Performance Rocker Arms and Valve Springs East Lansing MI

Horsepower is in the heads. But for a cylinder head to breathe efficiently, the valvetrain must be rigid and strong to minimize flex, but also lightweight. For most performance applications, that means replacing the stock rocker arms, valve springs and pushrods with some type of aftermarket roller rocker arms, stiffer valve springs and stronger pushrods.

Tech Tip: Engine Knocking Noise Just Above Idle May Be Normal East Lansing MI

November 11, 2008 Engine "knock" may be heard on an applied vehicle just above engine idle speed (800-1,100 rpm) with the engine under a slight load. The noise cannot be detected over 1,100 rpm. The cause may be a normal pulsating noise coming from the EVAP purge solenoid valve and piping (in the engine compartment) transferring into the passenger cabin.

Tech Tip: Multiple Cylinder Misfire or Rough Idle on Chrysler Models East Lansing MI

The customer may experience occasional engine misfire (rough-running engine) during certain vehicle operating conditions. The misfire condition may be caused by one or more engine exhaust valves that are slow to close due to a buildup of carbon on the valve stem.

Tech Tip: OBD II Engine Diagnostics East Lansing MI

Anybody can plug a scan tool into a vehicle and read codes. But do they know what the codes mean, how to diagnose the fault or, most importantly, how to fix the vehicle? The problem with reading OBD II codes is that the code tells you only that a fault has occurred. It does not tell you why the fault occurred, what might be causing the problem, or what needs to be repaired or replaced.

The Effects of Warm-Up Laps on a Running Engine East Lansing MI

Most diagnostic technicians have experienced the frustrations of troubleshooting temperature-related engine performance problems. All too often, the true nature of the problem is concealed by the very fact that it occurs only at specific engine temperatures.

The Lowdown on Engine Sealing East Lansing MI

Today's engines must be robust enough to withstand a hostile environment for such a long life, and without leading to gasket failure. A gasket needs to keep things such as engine oil, coolant, vacuum and combustion properly separated within an engine. In order to achieve this, gasket engineers have tried various materials to seal the engine.

The Mazda Rotary Engine East Lansing MI

Through the years, automakers as diverse as General Motors, Daimler-Benz, Rolls-Royce and Citroen have experimented with the Wankel rotary engine, but only Mazda overcame the engineering challenges necessary to bring the engine to market in a mass- production vehicle.

The PCM Effect on Oil Service East Lansing MI

As with everything else under the automotive sun, technology is changing the lube, oil and filter market. More specifically, modern technology is making it possible to use the vehicle's on-board engine management system to mathematically determine the length of an oil change interval.

The Subaru Boxer Engine East Lansing MI

According to their engineers, these high-powered engines are ideal for all-wheel-drive applications used in Subaru vehicles because they are inherently compact — short and low. The layout concentrates its mass in a small area and contributes to a lower center of gravity.

Timing Belt Replacement on a Sideways Engine East Lansing MI

Successful shops routinely recommend and sell necessary vehicle maintenance, like timing belt replacements. And what better way to develop a high-quality reputation than to recommend services that will prevent your customers from having trouble on the road, while, at the same time, increasing the longevity and reliability of their vehicles. All maintenance services are important, but few will have the consequences of a neglected timing belt.

Tips for Removing Tricky Ford Flathead Bolts East Lansing MI

When performing restoration services on old Ford engines, you should not be surprised to learn a good many of the Ford flathead engine cores will end up with at least a couple of broken head bolts during disassembly.

Toyota Charging Improvement at Idle East Lansing MI

Some customers with a 1998-2003 Sienna may complain of a low battery or no-start condition after running the engine at idle or low RPM for extended ­periods of time with several accessories on during high-temperature conditions.

Tuning an Engine East Lansing MI

Tuning an engine for maximum performance has three basic prerequisites. The first is that the engine must be in good mechanical condition, with the cylinder leakage being as close to zero as possible and the camshaft timing either at specification or slightly advanced from specification.

Unlocking an Ignition Switch Repair East Lansing MI

The ignition key cylinder on the Ford Focus is a common leak point, especially when the vehicle has racked up enough miles to get out of warranty. Over time, the tumblers wear out causing them to not completely retract resulting in a key cylinder that won't turn. Of course, this is seldom without warning. Usually the vehicle owner will notice that the key is stiff to turn, or even he/she has to wiggle and tap on the key to make it work. Some of these people will seek repair when they can still start the car, but many wait until it has to be towed before they do anything about it.

Used Transmission Parts East Lansing MI

In most cases, a routine clutch replacement requires very little in special tooling and, if the proper inspection and installation procedures are followed, become very profitable for the typical shop. To make an installation more profitable and less time-consuming, new clutch assemblies are now offered as installation kits, complete with a handy disc alignment tool, and new pilot and release bearings.

When It's Time for a Rebuilt Engine Installation East Lansing MI

The owner called a little later and recalled how the truck had come to be in our shop. After doing his own oil change with this new "trick" thin oil that the kid at the local parts store had sold him, the engine seemed to make more noise than before. And, it seemed to be even noisier after it warmed up. To top it off, on the previous Saturday he had picked up half a ton of pellets for his stove, and the truck seemed to get even louder. On the way back for the second half of the load, the engine just let go. He asked if we could just look at the truck and let him know if it was worth fixing.
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