Intake/Exhaust Valve Check – Tricks Of The Trade

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Intake/Exhaust Valve Check – Tricks Of The Trade
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If you suspect a faulty valve or recently purchased a used cylinder head and are unsure of its condition, but need to get your car running ASAP, we have a quick and easy setup on how to check for bent valves with the cylinder head(s) off.

Cylinder head valves normally will not just bend unless the engine has experienced some sort of trauma. Bent valves can occur as the by-product of a timing belt failure, as the valves strike the pistons. Depending on what bent the valve, there may be damage you canâ??t see, and wonâ??t until the head is off.

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Torque Plate – Question It

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Torque Plate – Question It
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Eric talks about the benefit of utilizing torque plates to simulate cylinder distortion during the machining process.

Amazing and unknown facts on Eric Hsu:

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Chassis Stiffening – Question It

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Chassis Stiffening – Question It
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In this month’s Question It we answer questions about chassis stiffening, valvetrains, and more.

Eric Hsu recently returned from the land Down Under, competing at Australiaâ??s WTAC as engine manager for Sierra Sierraâ??s EVO. Heâ??s enthusiastic (see photo), well . . . not really, but . . . heâ??s ready to answer your questions and picking his favorite tech questions for each installment of Question IT over the next few months.

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Spark Plug Wire Maintenance – Tricks Of The Trade

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Spark Plug Wire Maintenance – Tricks Of The Trade
Spark Plug Wire Maintenance - Tricks Of The Trade - Import Tuner Magazine
With any vehicle, routine maintenance is a key essential in keeping you car running in tip-top condition and spark plug wire maintenance is no exception.

With any vehicle, routine maintenance is a key essential in keeping you car running in tip-top condition. When spark plug wires fail, a car will hesitate, stumble, and run erratic, especially going up a hill or under a load. Changing spark plugs and wires can be a fairly easy task and save you hundreds of dollars a year in fuel costs, avoid roadside breakdowns, and keep your car from needing even more expensive work caused by neglect of simple maintenance.

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Hyundai Tuning – Question It

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Hyundai Tuning – Question It
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This month’s Question It addresses questions about tuning newer Hyundai platforms, swapping engines, and more.

Nostradamusâ?? words have been deemed prophetic. He became world renown when publishing collections of prophecies including this theorem: â??One of the hardest things to teach a child is that the truth is more important than the consequences.â? Eric Hsu, on the other hand, best sums it up with a theorem of his own:

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Nissan 240SX Brake Upgrade

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Nissan 240SX Brake Upgrade
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For 240SX owners out there, the 300ZX brake upgrade isn’t the only option out there anymore.

Itâ??s true that any car can be transformed into a performance giant with the right work, but pound for pound, some just do it better than others. The Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi Lancer EVO are two of those cars. Engines boasting over 300 hp, stout drivetrains, all-wheel drive, and massive stopping power can all be yours from the factory, and with the right aftermarket support, can all be made better. If youâ??re loaded, that is. For the broke-status rest of us, thereâ??s the Nissan 240SX.

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Main Crankshaft Seal Replacement – Tricks Of The Trade

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Main Crankshaft Seal Replacement – Tricks Of The Trade
Main Crankshaft Seal Replacement - 411 - Import Tuner Magazine
Getting a main crankshaft seal fixed at the dealership can run in the neighborhood of $500; however, if youâ??ve got a free afternoon, you can fix it yourself for under $50.

A question from one of our readers asked us: â??What exactly is the rear engine seal and why is it so expensive to replace? Thereâ??s got to be a â??trickâ? to getting seals like this in without buying expensive equipment that dealerships use. Can you shed some light on an easy way to get these seals in place without damaging the inner lip?â?
-Mike G., via importuner.com

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