Don’t limit yourself to just checking emissions controls – use your smoke machine to check numerous vehicle systems.
BMW valve covers and intake manifolds made of plastic are susceptible to warpage and gasket failure.
Choosing a lubricant that will protect under elevated temperatures. This video is sponsored by WD-40 Brand.
Variable-length intake runners change the length of the intake passages depending on engine speed and load.
As adjustments are made in the design, prototypes may be manufactured and used in Fit, Form and Function testing.
Gaskets are a part of almost every engine repair. Underhood Service’s Andrew Markel talks with MAHLE gasket expert Ron McCrum about new gasket technology and what technicians need to know when they are servicing head, intake manifold, and other engine gaskets. The hot topic of this podcast is multi-layer steel (MLS) head gaskets and how
Andrew Markel discusses his time at NAIAS 2019 and changes he has seen to underhood components, including intake manifolds and oil pans. Sponsored by MAHLE.
Andrew Markel discusses engine replacement after a failure, and three important components to focus on with the remanufactured engine. Sponsored by Nissan.
Andrew Markel discusses the intake manifold, and how to spot leaks in the gasket despite the location of the manifold in modern vehicles. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Andrew Markel explains the difference between closed and open loop operations, and which is more efficient. Sponsored by Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
The oddest things about the VR6 are that the narrow angle between cylinders allows the use of just one cylinder head for the six cylinders, and the timing chain is located between the block and transmission.
Many owners of late-model Mercedes-Benz cars equipped with 3.0L and 3.5L V6 engines (M272 or M273) have experienced performance problems that include poor idle, loss of power and a check engine light with a P2006 code (or sometimes other codes).