Auto Engine Components
Street Vs. Race Oil

With all of the different motor oils on the market for every conceivable engine type and configuration, how does one possibly make sense of it all and choose a product that produces the desired results?

2019 Buying Behavior Study

This research study, now in its third year, profiles engine builders’ buying behavior as it pertains to engine parts and equipment.

Calibration Tools – A Measure of Success

It’s all about precision and accuracy, and you rely on your tools and equipment to attain the critical accuracy you need for the quality your customers depend on.

Why Size and Strength Matters with Pushrods

When you start modifying OHV engines from their stock form – meaning low speed, light load, and rpms in the 6,000 to 6,500 range – the dynamics change. Installing a hot cam with more lift and duration means you’ll also have to upgrade the pushrods and valve springs to handle the higher engine speeds and loads.

Oil Starvation

“The cornerstone of any lubrication system is the engine’s demand for oil,” says Mike Osterhaus, VP Aftermarket Products, Melling Engine Parts. He explains that the engine’s highest specific rate of demand (gallons per engine revolution) is at hot idle.

Fastener Fascination

According to ARP’s Chris Raschke, engine builders need to make sure to have the correct fastener for the application first. “When you get a new fastener, you need to take it out of the package, inspect the fastener, make sure there’s nothing wrong with it.

Chassis vs Engine Dyno

We spoke with a couple shops that utilize both dyno types to get their take on the advantages, disadvantages and reasons to have one over the other or both.

Automatically Speaking

It’s inevitable, and probably already common that your customers will ask you about rebuilding or building their automatic transmission. For some reason automatics can be intimidating, and most of us can probably cite more bad experiences than good when it comes to rebuilding, so what do you tell your customers when they ask about it?

OE Parts vs. the Aftermarket

Many of your customers believe that OEM parts are better than aftermarket parts. We wanted to dispel some of the myths once and for all. Without getting into the mud about which brands are better. It is important to note that not all parts are created equal, and this includes both aftermarket and OE replacement parts.

Circling the Potential of Cylinder Sleeves and Liners

What do cylinder sleeves and a certain rodentary rock band from the ‘80s have in common? You guessed it, the shape. But we’re going to leave the rockin’ to the hair guys and the talkin’ to the car guys, so for the sake of this article, we’ll just be covering the first one.

Coating For Performance

In today’s performance driven, engine building world, everyone wants to squeeze out another few horsepower, deliver more torque, create less friction, wear and heat, and ultimately, make the engine last longer. How do you all of that you ask? Parts coatings.

Diesel Oil Relationship Status

If you thought dating was difficult, with sorting through all of those online profiles, and swiping left or right to find a match before even going out on the first date; try to spec out a new oil to see what is difficult.