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The 1.8L Audi A4 Engine

19th June 2010
In this article, the specifications, strengths, and weaknesses of the Audi A4 engine are reviewed and compared against its best of class rivals, such as the Volkswagen Passat, the Infinit I35, and the Lexus IS300. The specifications of the Audi A4 engine ... Read >

The 4.0L Jeep Wrangler Engine

10th June 2010
The 4.0L Jeep Wrangler engine had a fantastic horsepower compared to it's predecessors and peers. The 6-cylinder Jeep Wrangler engine offered excellent acceleration and torque for an engine of it's size. The engine was engineered by American Motors Corpor... Read >

Why Granny's Engine Blew Up: Headgasket Problems with the Northstar Engine

09th June 2010
The Northstar engine has been used in various Cadillac vehicles since the late 1980's. It was introduced to replace the V8-6-4 which, though technologically way ahead of its time, was not reliable. For the most part, however, the Northstar engine has prov... Read >

Dealing with Stripped Head Bolts on a Northstar Engine

02nd June 2010
If you own a Cadillac STS engine Deville 97 with a 32 valve 4.6L Northstar Engine that has a blown engine, a pressure and spark plug test will usually reveal that you have blown a head gasket. This occurs because of the stripped head bolts common in early... Read >

Late 90's Mercedes Head Gasket Replacement

01st June 2010
In many engines, a cooling system failure precedes head gasket repair. Due to thin-walled castings, once a modern motor heats to the point of head gasket failure, the best option is often to replace it entirely with a used one. For owners of the 104 inlin... Read >

The 2.4L Jeep Wrangler Engine

25th May 2010
The 2.4L Jeep Wrangler engine made its entrance in the 2003 model year, replacing the 2.5 liter motor. Named the PowerTech 2.4, the all-new Jeep Wrangler engine was based upon the same four-cylinder engine found in the Chrysler and Dodge Neon. The 2.4 Jee... Read >

Common Problems with the Northstar Engine

21st May 2010
Common problems with the Northstar Engine usually relate to dealing with stripped head bolts. For example, if you own a Cadillac STS engine Deville 97 with a 32 valve 4.6L Northstar Engine with a blown engine, chances are good that by simply doing a press... Read >

Replacing a Honda Civic or Honda Accord Engine

29th April 2010
The Honda Civic engine and Accord are two of the most popular cars on the road today. They provide good reliability, performance, and fuel economy. With proper maintenance and repair, these cars will last for many years. But as with all cars, eventually t... Read >

The History Nissan Maxima and 350Z Engine

28th April 2010
Nissan introduced the Maxima as a compact car in 1976. It was originally available in the U.S. as the Datsun 810. In 1989, the Maxima evolved into a mid-size car and then into its modern full-size body in 2004. Although we don't normally associate the Max... Read >

How to Maintain Your Honda Civic or Honda Accord Engine

19th April 2010
The mere mention of Honda brings back memories of their Premium cars- Honda Civic and Honda Accord engine. They are also the largest manufacturer of engines in the world and they use the highest grade of engine technology by using premium components in th... Read >

Diagnosing a Bad Head Gasket in a Nissan Maxima and Nissan 350Z Engine

15th April 2010
A bad head gasket is one of the most costly repairs a car owner may have to make during the life of their vehicle. The head gasket has a very important function in any car, including a Nissan Maxima engine. This gasket is located between the engine block ... Read >

Toyota Engine Technical Specifications

11th April 2010
2007 saw a major shift in the Toyota Tundra Engine lineup. Toyota went from two engines to three: the 5.7L 3UR-FE, the 4.7L 2UZ-FE, and the 4.0L 1GR-FE The last generation of Toyota Celica engines saw to 1.8L motors. The eight cylinder 5.7L Toyota Tu... Read >

Comparing the 3.5L Nissan Maxima and 3.5L 350Z Engine

06th April 2010
The Nissan Maxima and the Nissan 350Z engine are two very different cars. The Maxima is a premium four door sedan that has been a part of the Nissan stable of vehicles in the United States for over 3 decades. The Nissan 350Z is a two door sports coupe whi... Read >

Your Kia and Engine Replacement

23rd September 2009
There are several Kia vehicles with maintenance intensive engines, specifically the Kia Rio and the Kia Optima. These vehicles require timing belt and water pump changes three to four times as often as a similar Toyota, Nissan, Honda, GM, or Ford engine d... Read >

Celica GT Engine Replacement Options

23rd September 2009
Toyota Celica GT’s using the 1.8L 1ZZ-FE engine (from 2000-2005) often need engine replacement at or around 120,000 miles. This is not set in stone, and not to say that the engines used in these vehicles are bad, because they’re not. Rather, i... Read >
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