February, 2015 Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Engine Builder Magazine
Rebuilding Tips on the ISX

Each newer version of the Cummins ISX 15 engine gets more fuel-efficient as the technology keeps advancing. Cummins has stated that the newest ISX 15 delivers more horsepower than older ISX engine models, ranging from 400-600 hp with 2050 lb.-ft. of peak torque. So what do diesel engine builders need to remember when working on the ISX?

Ford 4.6/5.4L 3V Start-Up Noise

Some Ford vehicles equipped with a 4.6L 3-valve or 5.4L 3-valve engine may exhibit a ticking and/or knocking noise after reaching normal operating temperature, or a rattle upon starting. The noise may be described as ticks, taps, knocks, or thumps. In some cases the noise may be a normal characteristic of these engines. In other cases the noise may require further investigation.

Shop Solutions February 2015

When I need to hone a harmonic balancer or anything else with a key slot, I use a common automotive body filler called Bondo, to fill it up and rough it close. The stones don’t catch on the edge of the slot, it does not clog the stones and it works quite well.