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Salary and Benefits: Readers tell us who works for them, how long they’ve been there and what they get paid.

There are certain things, many of us are taught at a very young age, that a gentleman or lady does not discuss in polite company.

Turbocharging and Supercharging: Are We Just Discovering the True Potential?

In recent years, power adders such as turbos and superchargers have become very popular. They seem to be gaining popularity as the years continue to go by.

Risk vs. Reward: When it Comes to Oil Pumps, Knowing Whether to Reuse, Rebuild or Replace Can Be a High Pressure Proposition

Most engine builders appreciate how important good oil pressure is for proper engine lubrication and longevity. They also know that low oil pressure can cause engine noise, bearing failures and customer complaints that result in an expensive warranty claim.

Balance of Resources Keeps Michigan Race Engine Builder Busy Winning

Having the right tools for the job seems about as obvious as closing the windows during a thunderstorm or turning on the headlights at night, but it’s not so black-and-white when it comes to outfitting an engine shop.

How It’s Made

My wife gets mad at me but I will regularly turn off “The Notebook” to watch an episode of “How It’s Made.”

If you’re not familiar with either of them, “The Notebook” is a sad movie that seems to have something to do with Jim Rockford (from “The Rockford Files”) and a painter. Apparently there’s also some time travel involved – I’m not really sure. It’s on TV in my house at least five times a week, thanks to the insatiable appetites for emotion of my wife and two daughters.

Duramax Engine: Getting Inside GM’s 6.6L Diesel Dominator

Today’s Duramax engines are recognized as dependable, powerful engines capable of being enhanced by internal engine modifications as well as bolt-on technology. They are used for towing and hauling, frequently over long distances and through unforgiving environments. They are asked to perform at the highest level and be ready to go at it again and again.

FAQ About CNC – Can It Do What the Modern Machine Shop Needs?

To find out what kind of questions would-be buyers of CNC shop equipment typically ask when looking at CNC equipment, we interviewed the people who make such equipment as well as some shop owners who have bought CNC equipment.

10 Things Your Diesel Customer’s Oil is Trying to Tell You

Not only does oil lubricate as a means of controlling friction but also has to control contamination, temperature, corrosion, shock, wear, and pressure. Oil analysis is the only true way to put a set of “eyes” on the engine’s condition and the condition of the oil as to when it should be changed.

Test Procedures Prove Race Oils Have Differences

One of the premier racing oil developers finally took the time (18 months) and spent the money (megabucks) to quantify the performance differences between various oil products.

Immovable Objects & Irresistible Force

Today’s tractor pulling might hardly be recognizable to farmers of yesteryear, but the premise is the same. Who can do the most work with the biggest tractor in the shortest amount of time. But really, can what these guys do with the monster machines they create really be called work?

Aluminum SBC Cylinder Heads

A lot has changed in the performance cylinder head market since my last head story in EB in 2010. First of all, 600hp is the new 500hp, and if a power adder is involved, you’d better be packing 800hp to have any bragging rights at all.

Worried About Shop Safety? OSHA Tells Why It Matters

Employers are required to provide their workers with a workplace free of serious hazards. Employers must also follow OSHA safety and health standards and they have a duty to find and fix safety and health problems.