Passing the ASE A1 can be difficult. Do not go into this test with the notion that this is an exam for engine rebuilders. Many of the tasks in the A1 task list are required every day at a general repair shop for top-end engine repairs. Here are some tips.
One reason head gaskets fail is because of engine overheating. If the engine gets too hot, the cylinder head can swell to the point where it crushes the head gasket (usually between the cylinders because this is the thinnest point). The extruded material and/or cracked combustion armor then provides a...
S.B. International Inc. (SBI), a premier worldwide supplier of cylinder head components, has announced the release of its 30th Anniversary-edition 2013 valve train parts catalog.
Lightweight block castings have become very prevalent in our market. Since the overall mass has been reduced, the controlled stresses have become an important factor in the block's integrity. To ensure integrity, we must recreate that stress by using a Torque Plate when boring and honing.