Exploring Engine Rebuild Parts and Practices

Exploring Engine Rebuild Parts and Practices

  • Timing Chains vs. Timing Belts and Why They Matter

    Timing belts or timing chains are a feature of all modern vehicle combustion engines. The purpose of the belt or chain in your engine is to control the rotation of the camshaft, which in turn controls the valves, which are responsible for allowing fuel to enter the combustion chamber and exhaust gases to exit. It's possible that this isn't a component that you have given much thought, but without it, your car would not be going anywhere.

  • Two Ways To Dispose Of A Junk Car

    Having a broken down vehicle on your property can often be a major hassle to deal with, mostly because it is simply taking up space and causing your property to look a bit run down while it is sitting in your driveway. Listed below are two ways to dispose of a junk car. Give It To Charity One of the best ways to dispose of the junk car is to simply give it to a charity, mostly because many charities are going to be very desperate for any type of vehicle that they can get their hands on.

  • Finding The Right Part: The Benefits Of A Local Scrap Yard

    When you own an old car, the scrap yard can be a goldmine. There are two types of scrap yards, ones where you go find the part on your own, and those that you can call to find a part for you. If you are a car enthusiast, then you know how expensive it can be to get an old car running again. Before you go out and purchase brand new parts for an older vehicle, head to your local scrap yard to see what you can find.

  • 3 Tips for Negotiating the Price of Your Old, Rundown Car

    If you have a car that you feel is basically junk, that does not mean that you can't get any money out of it. If your car still has working parts, even if it is really old, it still has value. Here are three tips to help you negotiate the price of your junk car when selling it to a scrap or junk yard. Investigate the Price of Metals in Your Local Market

  • How To Avoid Damaging The Clear Coat On Your Rims When Cleaning Them

    Your rims aren't going to look their best if they aren't clean, but you could be worried about damaging them when you're washing them. Specifically, you have to worry about scratching or otherwise damaging the clear coat during cleaning, which can make otherwise beautiful rims look quite unsightly. Luckily, following these tips can help you avoid doing this type of damage while allowing you to get your rims nice and clean.

  • About Me

    Exploring Engine Rebuild Parts and Practices

    Hi everyone, my name is Lee Flounce. I am crazy about rebuilding engines in my spare time. The process of breaking down a combustion engine to find the damaged parts waiting inside definitely intrigues me. I carefully remove each part and place it on a piece of cardboard for a close inspection. Once the engine is broken into its individual components, I take some of the parts to the machine shop and clean others at home. I order all of the seals, gaskets and internal components in need of replacement and wait for my parts to return from the machine shop. Once I have everything I need, I rebuild the engine using the torque specs for all of the nuts and bolts. I would like to explore all of the parts and practices employed in this process through my website, as it differs slightly from engine to engine.