Brendan Baker, Author at UnderhoodService
Aging Plastic Intake Components May Cause Leaks

BMW valve covers and intake manifolds made of plastic are susceptible to warpage and gasket failure.

No Go? Battery and Starter Diagnostics

What seems like a problem with one could be an issue with the other.

Gasoline Direct Injection Is Better, But Not Perfect

GDI technology has improved but drivers could face problems if they don’t keep up with maintenance.

Caring For AGM And Flooded Car Batteries

Loose, corroded or damaged battery cables make poor electrical contact and can cause a battery to run down.

All About Timing Chains

You’ve probably noticed that a chain rather than a belt drives the camshaft. Why is this the case?

How To Replace The Water Pump On A 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

This job is moderately difficult because of multiple components that need to be removed.

Superchargers: Pros And Cons

Customers generally look to superchargers for the instant throttle response, not fuel economy.

EV Conversions For Classic Cars

Electric cars have been around for over 100 years, but the internal combustion engine won the race for mass consumption.

Engine Bearing Supplier Q&A

It’s hard to believe that such small shell-shaped parts can be in charge of so much in the life of an engine.

Oil Clearances and Options for LS Engines

Oil clearances will not always be the same for each application.

EV Conversions For Classic Cars

Folks like Elon Musk of Tesla are betting big on EVs, and so are the major car manufacturers like VW, Volvo, GM and Ford.

Subaru EJ25 Head Gasket Headaches

Properly replacing Subaru EJ25 head gaskets takes patience and quality parts.