Tag Archives: Engines

Snapped Timing Belt

The most common reasons to have to push a car into the shop are a failed starter, or something majorly wrong with the engine. When this Odyssey got pushed into the shop, it was because the engine was damaged. The … Continue reading

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Throwback: Blown-Out Spark Plug

It’s a throwback post today, going way back to 2016 and a damaged engine. Originally posted December 1st, 2016. A Honda Element got hauled in on a tow truck one night. Big misfire, running horribly when we drove it into … Continue reading

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How To Change Spark Plugs

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Chewed-Through Wiring Harness

Check engine lights on new cars are not something you want to deal with, because usually it’s going to end up a warranty job and probably not pay as well as it would on an older car. Sometimes you get … Continue reading

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Oil Leak and Ignition Coil Failure

A Honda Odyssey came into the shop with a continuous misfire on cylinder 2. After confirming which cylinder had the misfire, the next step is usually to look at the spark plug to see if it’s damaged or covered in … Continue reading

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Easier Engine Swap Via Bodyshop

The dealership I work at has its own bodyshop, and usually they do all their own mechanical work along with paint and body work. When a Civic they were working on needed the engine changed due to overheating, they elected … Continue reading

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Throwback: Overheated Engine

Today’s throwback post is a little different than usual. This is a post that I was told I couldn’t post by the dealership I worked at the time. I no longer work there, so here it is. Originally posted November … Continue reading

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What Is An Engine Block Heater?

I’m often tasked with installing accessories on new cars that get sold at the dealership I work at. Recently I installed an engine block heater for the first time.

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Red Means Racecar, Right?

Most people leave their cars looking the way they came from the factory, but some people like to personalize them. A lot of the time, their modifications are to make the car perform better, or just look like it performs … Continue reading

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Oil Pressure Switch Causing Lean Code?

This is going to be a long and technical post, but if you want to learn about car engines, this should be a good read even for the non-technician. A Honda Odyssey came into the shop with the check engine … Continue reading

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