Hyundai Nu Engine Guide – Specs and Common Problems

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

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…

Ford EcoBoost Carbon Buildup – Symptoms & Fixes
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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…

5.7 HEMI Dropped Valve Seats – Symptoms & Fixes
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5.7 HEMI Dropped Valve Seats – Symptoms & Fixes

The 5.7 HEMI is a staple of the MOPAR lineup and has been since it was introduced in 2003. It has provided more than enough power to put rubber to the road in vehicles like the Charger and Challenger R/T, Chrysler 300C, and a bunch of RAM trucks. Despite being such a fan-favorite engine, it…

Mercedes M276 Timing Chain Rattle – Symptoms & Solutions

Mercedes M276 Timing Chain Rattle – Symptoms & Solutions

The Mercedes M276 served as the go-to engine in a ton of upper-tier Mercedes cars and SUVs from 2010-2018 and was a formidable workhorse overall. It is looked at as a fairly reliable engine series, with only a few notable problems to take into account. In this article, we’re covering one of those issues which…

Chevy LS2 Camshaft Upgrade Guide
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Chevy LS2 Camshaft Upgrade Guide

Generally, engine modifications can be broken down into a couple of categories. There are bolt-on modifications, like headers, intakes, throttle bodies, and intake manifold upgrades, and then there are more in-depth power mods that take a bit more effort but yield massive results. Cam upgrades fall into the latter category. While it might take a bit…