How to use a timing light

With the introduction of modern fuel injected engines and computer controlled distributorless ignition systems, timing lights began to go the way of the DoDo, however they still are a necessary tool that every technician and do-it yourselfer should be familiar with and comfortable using.  Read more
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How to use a vacuum gauge

In our series featuring the basic diagnostic tools that should be in every technicians arsenal, we now feature the vacuum gauge. Perhaps no other tool is misunderstood and incorrectly used. Yet, it is perhaps one of the simplest tools used to diagnose internal engine problems, timing issues and general engine condition. Read more
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How to check fuel pressure on an EFI engine

With the invention of today’s modern fuel injection systems, the reliance on a constant, steady fuel supply became much more important. Today’s EFI systems are highly sensitive to changes in fuel pressure and even a drop as small as 5psi can prevent a engine from starting or cause driveability issues and poor performance.  Read more
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