How to Diagnose Why A Car Makes Noise When Turning
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How to Diagnose Why A Car Makes Noise When Turning

Most of us who have been driving for at least a few years have experienced it at some point: Your car makes noise when turning. These sounds can range from the mildly unsettling to the downright disastrous, and many people describe them as clunking, clanking, rattling, or dozens of other colorful adjectives. Regardless of the…

Car Engine Overheating Problems – Causes & Fixes
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Car Engine Overheating Problems – Causes & Fixes

For most people, the engine is the most important part of their vehicle. That’s why it can be quite concerning if your car’s engine starts to overheat — especially if you’re behind the wheel when it happens. Unfortunately, engine overheating is one of the most common problems for car owners and, if not properly diagnosed…

Ultimate Chevrolet LS3 Engine Guide
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Ultimate Chevrolet LS3 Engine Guide

At this point, more than two decades after General Motors first unleashed them on the public, the LS-series of small-block V8 engines has reached legendary status. They are widely known as being durable, reliable, and capable of producing gobs of horsepower and torque. One of the earliest LS engines that GM released was the 6.2…

Ultimate 7.3 Godzilla Engine Guide
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Ultimate 7.3 Godzilla Engine Guide

Though it was released in 2020, Ford’s 7.3 Godzilla engine hearkens back to an earlier and simpler time. A time when big-block V8s with pushrods used to terrorize the roads and rip up the blacktop. This was before the days of direct injection and twin-scroll turbochargers being stuffed inside of small-displacement inline-fours and V6s. It…

Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar Overheating – Causes & Solutions
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Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar Overheating – Causes & Solutions

Since the 3.6L V6 first arrived on the scene in 2010, it has been used in over 10 million Jeep, Ram, and Dodge vehicles. The 3.6 Pentastar is known for its longevity and impressive factory performance. While the Pentastar V6 is unquestionably reliable, every engine is susceptible to faults every once in a while. For the…

Direct Injection vs Port Injection

Direct Injection vs Port Injection

The automotive world is constantly coming up with improvements to increase efficiency and performance. Along these lines, one of the best pieces of technology is gasoline direct injection, or GDI for short. GDI is a type of electronic fuel injection (EFI) system that is more efficient, produces better performance, reduces emissions, and improves fuel economy,…

Best Straight/Inline 6 Engines Ever Made
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Best Straight/Inline 6 Engines Ever Made

One type of engine type stands out due to its curious placement in a large number of legendary sportscars. The inline 6 engine was introduced to the world in 1903, a few years prior to the implementation of a V6 engine in a vehicle. The inline 6 engine configuration is perhaps less common in modern…

Engine Hot AC Off – What Does It Mean and What Causes It?
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Engine Hot AC Off – What Does It Mean and What Causes It?

One of the most common warning lights associated with an overheating engine is the “Engine Hot AC Off” message, which can catch unsuspecting drivers off guard. This message is most common on GM cars with digital dash displays, but also affects a number of other makes and models as well. If you just received this…

Horsepower vs Torque

Horsepower vs torque is a topic that comes up frequently in the automotive world. They’re a big highlight of spec sheets, come up often in car reviews, and are constantly advertised. However, not many truly understand the difference between horsepower and torque. Which one is better and why? Is power or torque better for speed…