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Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing?

Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing?

Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing? Head Gaskets are put under enormous stress during Engine operation, and failure may be caused by any of the following factors: Mechanical Forces. The nature of the detonations in an engine creates huge amounts of energy, or Pressure, every time the Cylinders fire. Over time, these forces stress Head Gaskets and can eventually lead to Cracks in the Heads and or Blocks and Cause Leaks. HEAT. An Engine creates large amounts of heat under operation. A difference in thermal expansion rates between the engine block and head mean the head gasket in between is subjected to high thermal and mechanical stresses that slowly wear the gasket down. VIBRATION. Natural vibrations from the Engine and those created as the Vehicle is driven down the road also fatigue the head gasket over time. Head bolts, which keep the Head Gasket sandwiched between the Block and Head, can start to weaken, break or stretch (and possibly warp) to allow increased friction and vibra ... read more

How can I keep my Vehicle from producing Excess Emissions

How can I keep my Vehicle from producing Excess Emissions

There is several things that you can do to help decrease your vehicles Emissions. One of the biggest tells that you should look for that your vehicle is producing excessive amounts of emission is that light that comes on on your dash that say Check Engine. The check engine light on the dashboard is a warning that many vehicle owners dread. The check engine light is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle’s emissions, ignition, fuel or exhaust systems. It could be  caused by something as simple as a loose gas cap or a faulty oxygen sensor or spark plug or something as severe as a faulty catalytic converter or major engine problems, so you shouldn’t ignore it. All cars and light trucks have onboard diagnostics that are supposed to detect engine-related problems that affect the emissions control systems. The check engine light (typically a yellow or orange outline of an engine with the word “Check” or ... read more

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ARE FUNKY SMELLS COMING OUT OF YOUR VENTS?

ARE FUNKY SMELLS COMING OUT OF YOUR VENTS?

Ever get musky odors coming from your car's air vents? It's fairly common for drivers. Moisture can accumulate in the air conditioning/heating ventilation system allowing mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria to grow. Disinfecting and deodorizing is a process. Depending on how bad the problem is, there are a couple of approaches Stamps Auto may take to get rid of the unwanted smells. For mild situations (especially on newer vehicles), a special deodorizing disinfectant is introduced into the ventilation system. This may be an aerosol or a mist application. The treatment kills the offending organisms and deodorizes the system. Sometimes in older vehicles, a good deal of mildew or other microorganisms can grow on the air conditioning evaporator which is housed in the heating/air conditioning air blend box behind the dashboard. In cases like this, our Trained technicians at Stamps auto fills the blend box with disinfecting foam that can eliminate stubborn organisms and ret ... read more

Why Does my Check Engine Light Flash on my Dash?

Why Does my Check Engine Light Flash on my Dash?

The Check Engine Light is a warning light that informs you there is an issue with your emission related components of the vehicle. The Vehicles many Computers have control and monitor your vehicle's performance and efficiency that will affect the amount of greenhouse gasses that your vehicle emits. If your vehicle has failing components it will create more greenhouse gasses and will have decreased performance and your fuel economy will start to decrease.   Why Does my Check Engine Light Flash? There is a lot of reasons for this from spark plugs, Ignition components like coils or spark plug wires. This However was a Chrysler 3.6 and had a failing roller in two of the rocker arms which did not allow the Valves in the Cylinder head to open completely which decreased the flow of air into one of the cylinders this in turn cause one cylinder not to have as much contribution and cause a miss. After removing the heads and inspecting the valves there was some sever ... read more