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Engine Parts Last Longer Than Ever Before
Many engine hard parts are not kept in stock but are ordered from a warehouse or distributor as needed. So it's important to let your customers know that some parts may not be available for immediate delivery. more
Variable Valve Timing Sales Should Increase
Gary Goms illustrates the many issues facing parts professionals on vehicles equipped with variable valve timing. more
Modern Vehicles Are Filled With Electronic Control Modules
Electronic modules have no moving parts, but they do age over time and may fail at any time for a variety of reasons. more
Don't Overlook Replacement Belt Sales Opportunities
Most new car warranties will cover the timing belt for the specified period (if it breaks), but usually exclude any other drive belts because they are considered wear items. more
Engine Sensors Keep Everything In Check
Sensors are monitored by the Onboard Diagnostic (OBD II) system, which will usually set a code and turn on the Check Engine light when a sensor problem or failure occurs. more
The ABCs (and BAROs) Of Engine Management Systems
Engine management systems are programmed for specific vehicle applications, and sometimes even the sensors for the same year/make/model may vary depending on the engine or transmission used, the state where the vehicle is registered or the emission standards to which the vehicle is certified. more
Oil Filters: It's What's Inside That Counts
Filter manufacturers use a variety of different filter media to keep the oil clean. more
Mounts Keep Things Quiet Under The Hood
A bad transmission mount can create driveline noise when starting out or accelerating, or it may even affect the operation of the clutch or gear shift linkage. more
Motor Mounts Tamp Down Vibration
Although the motor mounts on many vehicles are the relatively simple solid rubber and steel mounts, many import cars and luxury vehicles use liquid-filled "hydromounts" to minimize NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness). more
Heat, Ozone Take A Toll On Engine Mounts
Despite appearance, any rubber engine mount is a wearing or expendable part. more
The Valve Train Timing Market
The camshaft drive sprocket contains twice as many teeth as the crankshaft sprocket, which allows the camshaft to rotate at one-half crankshaft speed. more
Gaskets Don't Last Forever
Oil leaks are a common problem with high-mileage engines regardless of the year, make or model of vehicle. more
ASE P2 TEST PRIMER: Engine Mechanical Parts
To find the correct replacement parts, you must know the vehicle year, make and model, engine displacement in cubic inches (CID) or liters (L), and often the engine code or vehicle identification number (VIN). more
Engine Kits Combine Frequently Replaced Parts
Engine kits typically combine all of the frequently replaced parts such as bearings, rings and gaskets, and may include pistons, valve springs and other parts depending on the type of kit. more
Turbochargers Give Small Engines A Boost
A turbocharger uses waste heat and exhaust flow from the engine to spin a turbine wheel at high speed. more

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