Car Engine

Aluminum Cylinder Heads

The structure and strength of quality cylinder heads are designed to resist extreme conditions that a motor typically produces. Cylinder heads were first constructed out of cast iron. Cast iron cylinder heads today are becoming harder to find because of the superiority that aluminum cylinder heads provide. Cast iron heads are known to only last […]

Trigger Wheel

Installing a trigger wheel can be quite a difficult and complex process. If you don’t have a clue what you are doing then you are setting yourself up for a recipe for disaster if you do not do your research. If you don’t have a clue where to start, then you need to make sure […]

Crank Trigger Distributor

Racing engines that use crankshaft triggered ignitions use crank trigger distributors for a variety of reasons. The low profile of these distributors allows them to be fitted into tight areas while still delivering sparks accurately. The distributor itself is designed around CNC machined billet aluminum housing. The process of the machine used to create crank […]

Engine Rebuild Kits

Vehicles are typically built with strong performing engines but the life cycle of a car’s engine can be rather short in some cases. A few decades ago, an engine would typically only last around five to seven years before it needs rebuilt – preferably by using engine rebuild kits. Usually the life span for an […]

Throttle Body

A throttle body controls the amount of air that flows into fuel injected engines and is part of the air intake system on modern day vehicles. It can be somewhat compared to a carburetor on non fuel injected engines. It is usually attached to the mass airflow sensor often located between the air intake manifold […]

Cylinder Heads

For many of us, who use cars simply as a means of transportation, car terminology can be a vast, impossible to navigate forest. What is horsepower and what do horses have to do with cars anyway? What is a transmission and what does it do? What the heck does RPM stand for? To make matters […]

Engine Conversion Kits

Engine conversion kits are an important part of any true engine enthusiast's kit. Allowing you to easily convert your cars engine to a more powerful, modern, or maintenance simple engine, an engine conversion kit is a necessity for many engine swaps. Whether you're in the process of building a project car, replacing the engine in […]

Engine Torque Damper

Cars are an integral part of the American lifestyle. For many of us, they are integral because of what they can do for us – they get us from point A to point B, they save us time, and they allow us the freedom to travel anywhere our hearts desire and our gas money allows. […]

Head Gasket

The head gasket is the largest seal in the car engine. It seals the joint between the engine block and the cylinder head, keeping dozens of cylinders and channels from leaking into each other. A gasket failure, often called a gasket blowout, is usually caused by the failure of another component that causes the engine […]

Boost Gauge

For many people, automobiles are simply a way to get from point A to point B. They need them for work, shopping, going out and visiting friends. These people generally maintain safe speeds, wash the car periodically, and of course, make sure to get routine maintenance like oil changes and other preventative care. For other […]

Piston Heads

The three main components in every reciprocating engine are the piston heads, connecting rods and camshafts. The pressure of the combustion gases pushes down on the piston heads and connecting rods, turning the camshafts in the process. The camshafts are connected to the wheels through the transmission and driveshaft. The piston heads also push the […]

Vacuum Reservoir

You could read an entire book about the various parts of your engine, and still not cover all of them. One of the parts that you probably have never heard of is the vacuum reservoir. This small component can actually be something that causes a lot of problems if it rusts and goes bad. If […]

Spark Plug

Routine maintenance is an important part to the health of any vehicle, and it is important that you remember to check on these small things at least once every year, so that you can be sure to keep your vehicle running in the best possible condition for as long as possible. One of the first […]

Diesel Engine Oil

If you have a diesel engine car you should know that you cannot use the same oil as gasoline engines use. Just like the fuel that you buy for your car, there are differences in the oil that your vehicle needs to run at its very best. It's important that you know what to buy […]

Engine Crankshaft

The engine crankshaft, or crank as it is often referred to is an important part of the engine. If the engine crankshaft does not work properly than the entire engine will not work, so if you have been told that your engine crankshaft needs to be repaired or replaced this is something that you need […]

Engine Cooling System

All of the parts if your car or truck work together to make sure the engine can start and the car can run properly. Most cars have gasoline-powered engines, yet gasoline is not very efficient in terms of turning energy into power to make the engine run. Because gasoline is fairly inefficient, much of its […]

Engine Motor Mount

Many of us never think about our engine motor mount because we do not have a full appreciation for what it does. Without a fully functional engine motor mount as you motored down the road your engine would literally twist its way out of the engine compartment, forcing your vehicle to literally rattle apart and […]