If a customer comes back with an oil leak after service, you need to figure out what you missed – and fast! Find out some simple tips on oil filter repairs that will have you taking a second look at the adapter and even saving you some time later! Sponsored by MAHLE.
Contrary to popular belief, testing a spark plug outside the cylinder won’t give you accurate results. Find out why air pressure matters and how to properly perform the test by measuring secondary ignition waveforms with Andrew Markel. Sponsored by DENSO.
It’s an “O”! It’s a “ring”! It’s three tips for a leak-free O-ring installation by Andrew Markel who discusses the growing importance of the component.
What determines the torque specs on a spark plug? Is it the engine? The spark plug itself? or multiple factors? Find out as Andrew Markel explains! Sponsored by DENSO.
Andrew Markel explains how improper temperature control in the engine can lead to oil sludging in the valvetrain. Sponsored by MAHLE.
Is it the oil? The gas? Or, the coolant? Spark plugs can be the “canary in the coal mine” for underlying engine issues. Find out 3 things that can foul a spark plug and how to spot the problem with Andrew Markel in this week’s Maintenance Minute! Sponsored by DENSO.
Learn how to achieve a leak-free EGR Valve Gasket with 3 simple tips! Watch Andrew Markel in this week’s Maintenance Minute as he stresses cleanliness during the replacement of the gasket. Sponsored by MAHLE.
Andrew Markel explains how a gasket that comes in contact with crankcase vapors can cause an oil leak, and how you can test pressure and vacuum with the right tools. Sponsored by MAHLE.
Andrew Markel explains timing chain wear and how it can cause timing issues on the engine, as well as how to prevent this condition. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Andrew Markel explains how a scan tool can be used to detect a leak in the exhaust manifold. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
In this video, Andrew Markel covers why the old-fashioned knee test is not valid for late-model cars and trucks when inspecting shocks and struts. Modern shocks and strut have valving that can sense low- and high-frequency movements that can create problems for technicians who test these components with their knees. Sponsored by Nissan.
Andrew Markel debunks the myth that the TCM learns how the customer drives the vehicle.