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Roy Berndt

Roy Berndt
Roy Berndt has decades of machine shop experience. He is the Program Manager for PROFormance Powertrain Products, a PER in Springfield, MO. You can reach Roy at [email protected]
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Even though flywheel and clutch assemblies are balanced individually within allowable limits, the mating of each part with the crankshaft axis is essential so...
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I know, I know - don't quit my day job. But that really IS my dayjob - dealing with mysteries and riddles. In this...
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If one day it sounded like a cat was being tortured under the hood, yougot out your trusty wrenches, loosened the generator mounting bolts,and...
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Most everyone knows this wives tale: hang a horseshoe over your door for good luck. Now most of the world will do...
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First off, all oil breaks down. That generally will include basestocks and additives. Without focusing on performance characteristics, the most significant difference from one...
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Not that I don’t supportthe environment and being responsible in our efforts to save the planet– I do. But the passion for the thunder...
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I don’t believe that I have ever written about watching out fordamaged as-cast reluctor rings, spark triggers or whatever other namesome manufacturer has given...
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My column on issues surrounding the PCV system may have bordered on the mundane to some of you, but there was a...
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The Duratec 30 is an aluminum blockwith cast iron liners, aluminum DOHC cylinder head with four valves percylinder, fracture-split (cracked) forged powder metal connecting...
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Speaking of choices, we have a little bit of history happening in theautomotive industry as well and it’s called Displacement on Demand,Active Fuel Management,...
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Many of you may have not seen this issue, but once it bites you, you will always remember the Nissan KA24 engine series in...
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They may or may not have had some type of formalized education – yet, they may be well versed and very savvy but have...
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Type the word "ring" in the Google search engine and get beyond all thestuff that is being sold and you will be amazed at...
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The trouble with timing goes on and on. However when it comes to the right timing on engines, especially single and dual overhead camshaft...
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While turning the distributor during diagnosis process your customer noticed the other four cylinders would start running and theoriginal four go dead. Now, since...

In the city, most things are in close proximity, whether it’s the grocery store, cleaners, restaurants or even a gas station or...
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Well there is a “rat poison” for engines that is used regularly and daily in nearly any installation shop and by DIYers. SURFACE CONDITIONING...
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In fact, the block choices per application remind me of the "Mounds" and "Almond Joy" candy bars: sometimes you feel like a nut sometimes...
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The first cover we'll discuss is used on the 2001-2004 Van, 2002Expedition and 2002-2004 Ford F-150. It is Ford p/n 2L3Z-6019-AA.Before I mention the...
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I have suggested to you to watch for this and make sure that you have that, and encouraged you to...