Author: shawncollins

Beginner’s Guide to Tools and Instruments

The Ten Essential ToolsTim Allen once said, ”I have a thing for tools.” More than likely, he has a different tool for every job. If you are someone that does mechanic work out of necessity, and not because you have a passion for the work, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly which tools are necessary and which ones you can do without.

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Troubleshooting EGR Problems

Your vehicle’s Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system reduces harmful NOx emissions that exacerbate air pollution. If your EGR system becomes inoperative or just leaky, it could create problems with drivability, such as a rough idle, detonation, hard starting, stalling, and increased NOx or hydrocarbon emissions in your exhaust.

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Checking Fuel Pressure Regulator

How do I know if the fuel pressure regulator is stuck open or leaking or if it is stuck closed? Engine with hard-start condition could be the result of a faulty fuel pressure regulator and not the fuel pump itself. Check for these signs while performing fuel pressure tests.

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