Mistaken Identity

by | Nov 2009 | 2 comments

by John Anello
I was called to a shop for a complaint on a 1997 Chevy van with a 5.0L engine (Figure 1) with a hard start no start problem. The shop had just replaced the engine because the old engine had a lower knock in it caused by a worn bearing....

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2 Comments

  1. Tricounty

    I’m curious what John was monitoring in figure #2, as far as the purple 180 and 30 degree signals (perhaps CMP and CKP). Shouldn’t the 30 degree signal been a clue? Should they instead be at 22.5 degrees for a V-8?

    Nice article, well written.

  2. Tricounty

    I’m curious what John was monitoring in figure #2, as far as the purple 180 and 30 degree signals (perhaps CMP and CKP). Shouldn’t the 30 degree signal been a clue? Should they instead be at 22.5 degrees for a V-8?

    Nice article, well written.

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A whole lot of evolution has occurred since most of us first started replacing plugs, so it’s time we re-examined our procedures and incorporate the latest subtleties

read more
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The life span of the gasoline you buy at your local station can range from several months to a couple years from the day it was refined depending on how it was stored.

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2 Comments

  1. Tricounty

    I’m curious what John was monitoring in figure #2, as far as the purple 180 and 30 degree signals (perhaps CMP and CKP). Shouldn’t the 30 degree signal been a clue? Should they instead be at 22.5 degrees for a V-8?

    Nice article, well written.

  2. Tricounty

    I’m curious what John was monitoring in figure #2, as far as the purple 180 and 30 degree signals (perhaps CMP and CKP). Shouldn’t the 30 degree signal been a clue? Should they instead be at 22.5 degrees for a V-8?

    Nice article, well written.

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