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2016 Dodge Challenger – Changes, Engine, Price

The 2016 Dodge Challenger has been given a small facelift. The interior has also been improved and with retro styling the car looks very nice. The interiors have been upgraded and more gadgets have been introduced into the interiors of the vehicle. T...
by Car Release date and Review on Feb 21, 2015

How to Pull a Chevy Small Block

Engine Restoration: Pulling a Chevy Small Block. Small block Chevy engines are being restored before being scrapped. Car owners are taking advantage of resale prices when they rebuild one of the engines and sell it back on the open market. The first...

How to Put a Small Block Chevy in a Jeep

AMC used the 304 cubic inch, V-8 engine in earlier CJ-series 4WD vehicles. Later models used the 2.5- and 4.0L engines. Jeep engines, while reliable in standard form, aren’t all that powerful in newer models. Small block Chevy engines (SBC̵...

What Are the Tune-Up Specs for a Dodge 318?

Dodge first equipped the 318 small-block V-8 in the middle of the 1967 production year. However, the engine was essentially the same as the earlier 273 engine, but with a slightly larger bore. Although the 318 was never considered a high-performance...

How to Clean Hydraulic Lifters

Used on a variety of vehicles including late 70s Volkswagons and many Buick V-8 engines, car expert Richard Atwell describes hydraulic lifters as a misunderstood engine component, so much so that they are now a source of disdain for many car enthusia...

Ford Truck 390 Tune-Up Specs

The 390-cubic-inch “V8″ was one of Ford’s most popular big-block engines of the 1960s, and was widely used in passengers cars and trucks. Although the 390 was equipped in some high-performance applications, such as in the Mustang in...

GMC 305E Tune-Up Specs

Despite it having only six-cylinders, the 305E has the reputation of a big-block engine due to its large displacement. Although the 305E produced a respectable 165 horsepower, it had more reputation for its torque, producing 280 foot-pounds at only 1...

Guide to Spark Plug Replacement in a Lexus LS 400 V8

Replacing spark plugs is not difficult, but you must do it in steps. Replacing spark plugs in a Lexus can be accomplished by most do-it-yourself mechanics. While not difficult, some steps should be followed to ensure that the task progresses smoothly...

How to Increase the Horsepower of a Chevy 350 Engine

Increasing the horsepower of a Chevy 350 can be done with after-market replacement parts. The Chevrolet 350 is a small-block V8 engine introduced in 1967. The 350 engine has been placed in many vehicles, from station wagons to sports cars, and is the...

GMC Hub Torquing Specs

You should always tighten bolts with the right amount of torque. GMC produces engines for many different brands of cars and trucks. Pontiac, Chevrolet, GM, Buick, Cadillac and Oldsmobile have all featured engines built by GMC. A vibration damper cont...

1969 Pontiac 350 Oil Capacity Specifications

Pontiac’s 350 engine was introduced for the 1968 model year, replacing the company’s 326. It is an overhead-valve V-8 with a bore of 3.88 inches and stroke of 3.75 inches, giving it a displacement of almost 355 cubic inches (5.8 liters),...

How to Set the Points on a Ford 390

From its inception in 1961, Ford’s 390 cubic-inch, big-block engine had one set of ignition points underneath the distributor cap. As the spindle in the center of the distributor turns, a cam at the bottom of the spindle opens and closes the po...

How to Install a Starter in a ’95 Chevrolet Suburban

The 1995 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 came equipped with a 5.7-liter, 200-horsepower, V-8, gasoline engine that produced 310 foot-pounds of torque. A 190-horsepower, turbodiesel engine was offered as an option. Both engines use a traditional starter with...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jan 24, 2015

Where Is the Crank Sensor Location on a ’06 Ford 6.0L?

In 2006, Ford offered the 6.0-liter diesel engine as an option in the F- and E-series trucks and vans. The 32-valve, V-8 engine came equipped with a turbo and aftercooler, enabling it to produce 325 horsepower and 570 foot-pounds of torque. This give...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jan 24, 2015

How to Change the Thermostat in a 95 Grand Cherokee 5.2l

She’s getting up there in age, but my 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee just keeps on going, and the 235-horsepower, 5.2-liter, V-8 engine is still plenty powerful for day-to-day use. As she gets older, little issues pop up here and there, and one examp...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jan 21, 2015

What Serpentine Belt Fits a ’91 Ford F150?

The serpentine belt is one of those little innovations that never really gets its due. While many Luddites resistant to change bemoaned the fancy new belts when they were introduced, it didn’t take long for them to realize that serpentine belts...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jan 20, 2015

What Color Is the Intake Air Sensor Wire on a 02 Chevy Tahoe?

With seating for up to nine, yes nine, the 2002 Tahoe can carry most entire families. Your Tahoe came with one of two V-8 engines — the 4.8-liter or the 5.3-liter. Both of these engines use the same mass air flow sensor setup. Intake Air Sensor...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jan 19, 2015

What Should the Fuel Pressure Be for a 99 Silverado 6.0?

The 1999 model year brought major changes to the Chevrolet truck lineup. With new body styles, added options and new engines, the Chevrolet Silverado was essentially all-new. The 6.0-liter V-8 in the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado produced 300-horsepower,...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jan 19, 2015

Why Does a 03 Chevy Duramax Diesel Just Stop Running?

In 2003, Chevy only offered the turbo-charged 6.6-liter Duramax Diesel engine in the 2500 and up series, which have been known for being good reliable trucks. Regardless of how good a truck is built or how well it is taken care of, the possibility fo...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jan 19, 2015

The Front End of a Lincoln LS Is Making Noise: Is This Dangerous?

The Lincoln LS was produced from 1999 to 2006 and is based on the Ford DEW98 platform. Unique in design from other makes and models the Lincoln LS still has all the same major components as other vehicles in the front end, all of which are subject to...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jan 19, 2015


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