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Turbocharger
Sometimes, the turbocharger on a car might go bad. Warning signs include high-pitched whining, poor performance (not accompanied by fuel system probl...
Crankshaft
The crankshaft is the central hub of your engine's operation. It's what converts the burning of fuel into the rotational motion that moves your car....
Roller rockers (installed)
Mechanics looking for better performance and longevity in their cams will often opt to install roller rockers to reduce friction. Roller rockers are r...
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Remanufactured or rebuilt engines are engines which have served their lifespan, been taken completely apart, had extensive repairs and replacements do...
Typical Centrifugal oil-water separator
Oil and water separators are unusual on most vehicles. Diesel engines often have a water separator on the fuel line, but any water separator for oil...
4-barrel Carburetor
Some people are intimidated by the idea of rebuilding a carburetor. On older vehicles and many machines in your garage, however, a carburetor is the...
Gas-Diesel-Torque
In North America today, diesel engines are beginning to make a comeback after years of bad reputation for being dirty and polluting. While 20 years a...
Gas vs Diesel Mazda engines
Diesel engines are making a comeback in America and are very popular in Europe. So prospective car buyers are wondering: which is better? From a mec...
Crankshaft Pulley (stock)
The crankshaft pulley or "crank pulley" is the pulley attached to the crankshaft on the front of the engine. This pulley turns a belt which in turn dr...
Crankshaft balancing
Few mechanics truly understand engine balance because most of the primary and secondary balance considerations for an engine and crankshaft are calcul...

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