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Ford 2.7L EcoBoost Oil Pan Leaks – Symptoms & Solutions

While the 2.7L EcoBoost is undeniably one of the most reliable Ford engines available currently, the first generation 2.7L V6 did initially face some teething problems, much like the other early EcoBoost engines. First-generation 2.7L EcoBoost owners commonly encounter oil pan leaks, which is generally considered one of the engine’s most prevalent issues. In fact,…

GM 2.4 Ecotec Timing Chain Failure – Causes & Fixes

The 2.4 Ecotec is one of the most versatile engines used in the GM fleet from 2006 to 2019. In that timeframe, the 2.4L Ecotec was used in everything from midsize SUVs like the GMC Terrain to sportier applications like the Polaris Slingshot. Despite being a very popular and celebrated engine, the 2.4 Ecotec has…

Hyundai Nu Engine Guide – Specs and Common Problems

The Hyundai/Kia Nu engine is an all-aluminum inline-4 cylinder powerhouse that replaced the outgoing Beta engine series. It served as a stop-gap to bridge the need for a 1.8L/2.0L inline-4 between the 1.6L Gamma and 2.0L Theta II engines. While the Nu is often considered a solid engine, it does have a few significant issues…

Ford 3.5/3.7 Cyclone Water Pump Failure – Symptoms & Solutions

Water pump failure is one of the most common big-expense problems that occurs on transversely mounted Cyclone engines, especially the 3.5L and 3.7L V6s. Due to packaging limitations, the water pump on those engines forced Ford to mount the water pump internally, making it especially difficult to reach and repair. When these internal water pumps…

Ultimate Honda K24 Engine Guide

Honda is one of the first manufacturers that comes to mind when it comes to all-star 4-cylinder engines. While earlier Honda 4-cylinder engine families, like the B-Series, have a strong aftermarket following, the later K-Series is just as established. While the K20 gets most of the K-Series love, the 2.4L K24 engine can be just…

Ultimate Mercedes M272 Engine Guide

The Mercedes M272 represented a massive step forward for Mercedes engine technology, as the M112 and M113 engines that preceded the new V6 engine family were quite old and outdated by the time that the turn of the century rolled around. The earlier engines were single-cam, three-valve-per-cylinder experiments in a way, as the M112 and…

Best and Worst Years For the Chevy Tahoe

Since Chevy introduced the Tahoe in 1995, it has been one of the most popular options for consumers on the market. In 1995, Chevy brought out the first GMT400 Tahoe variant. Since then, the Tahoe has made a name for itself as a dependable and award-winning SUV. While most of them have been solid, a…

Ford EcoBoost Carbon Buildup – Symptoms & Fixes

The Ford EcoBoost engine family is one of the most successful ranges of powertrains that Ford has ever created. Found in everything from the F-150 to the Ford GT, the direct-injected turbocharged engines have proven to be formidable, reliable, and powerful. Despite their solid reputation, EcoBoost engines suffer from a few common problems that have…