Don’t Pay Good Money For Scrap Used cylinder heads may be a good solution to your problem, let me give you an example of when they are not. A customer brought us a head for a 2000 Lexus LS400. The VVT (Variable Valve Timing) hub was broken, $300 our cost. He found a cylinder head…

spark plugs

It Sounds Silly Until It Happens To Your Truck Sounds silly until it happens to your truck. There is a problem with spark plugs just blowing out driving down the road. We’ll show you why. The picture above is a picture of the original spark plug threads on the 4.6 and 5.4 cylinder heads. There…

water in the oil

How a small mistake cost this shop owner 10’s of hours and hundreds of dollars! Since this happened this week, and it has happened probably half a dozen times before, I thought I’d mention it. Last month, a shop outside Orlando sent us a cylinder head saying it is cracked. After pressure testing it, I…

This comes up so frequently that I would like to explain 2 easy fixes that exist for this situation. We have encountered so many people who try to fix these stripped bolt holes themselves and wind up not solving the problem. It is our experience that this usually is inexperience or bad advice on the…

Water in The Oil Is A Real Problem for Older GM Vehicles Not as much on the late models, but this is a real problem on the late 1990’s to the early 2000 model years with large amounts of water in the oil. A blown head gasket may put small amounts of water in the oil but…

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