3 Bad Idle Air Control Valve Symptoms (and Replacement Cost)

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In this article, we’re going to talk about one part in the engine system called the “Idle Air Control Valve” or in some country also known as idle speed control valve (ISCV) or idle speed stabilizer. I hope after read this article, you will know the basic function, bad symptoms, the average replacement cost and … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad PCV Valve (and Replacement Cost)

The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, better known as the PCV valve, is associated with the crankcase ventilation system. After the internal combustion process in the engine occurs, there are exhaust gases created which get redirected into the exhaust system by an exhaust valve. While in the exhaust system, the catalytic converter converts these toxic exhaust … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pressure Regulator (and Replacement Cost)

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Fuel injectors supply the combustion chamber of the engine with the proper amount of fuel it needs for combustion with air. The fuel is distributed to the injectors through the fuel pressure regulator. This regulator not only manages the amount of fuel that gets sent to the injectors, it also manages the pressure of the … Read more

Water in the Gas Tank (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

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It is possible for water to get into your vehicle’s gas tank when you’re pumping new gas into it at the gas station. The weather outside can also cause condensation to form which puts water in your gas tank as well. Whichever way it happens, when water gets into a vehicle’s gas tank, it needs … Read more

3 Common Causes of a Car That’s Hard to Start When Cold

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Have you ever noticed that your engine can be hard to start sometimes? This problem is known to happen more frequently when it’s cold outside. Starting Problems (Hot vs Cold Temperatures) Well, there are various reasons why engines have trouble starting in different temperatures. When an engine is hot and hard to start, the problem … Read more

Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Engine Advantages

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Most modern engines are equipped with variable valve timing. This technology improves performance and efficiency at the same time, but how does it really work? Well, before we get into that, let’s explain the terminology. You see, the technology is widely used by most manufacturers, but a lot of them have some variations on it, … Read more

Cylinder Head Crack Repair Cost

Cylinder heads are located on top of the cylinders that are inside an internal combustion engine. The pistons close the heads on top of the cylinders, creating a combustion chamber that compresses the contents of the cylinder. Cylinder heads obviously provide an important role in the combustion process, but what many people don’t realize is … Read more

How a Gas Engine Works

A gas (or petrol) engine is the standard four-stroke engine found in most vehicles that run on gasoline. It is basically a machine that generates power for the vehicle by converted fuel energy into heat energy, which in turn causes the vehicle to move. The process is quite fascinating because the engine creates power from … Read more