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10 Tips For Buying A Used Engine & What To Look For

10 Tips For Buying A Used Engine & What To Look For

10 Tips for Inspecting a Used Engine at a Scrap Yard When searching for a used engine at a scrap yard in Gauteng or elsewhere, it's essential to thoroughly inspect the engine before making a purchase. Here are ten tips to help you make an informed decision and avoid...

VW VR6 Engine Problems: A Comprehensive Guide

VW VR6 Engine Problems: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction to VR6 Engine Problems The VR6 engine, a popular six-cylinder engine developed by Volkswagen, is known for its unique design and powerful performance. Found in various Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche models, the VR6 engine has gained a reputation for its...

Car Engine Maintenance – When and What To Do

Car Engine Maintenance – When and What To Do

Introduction Maintaining your engine is crucial for ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly and lasts as long as possible. Regular engine maintenance not only prevents breakdowns but also can improve fuel efficiency and performance. In this article, we'll share our top...

13 Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors

13 Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors

Fuel injectors play a pivotal role in your vehicle's performance. They are responsible for delivering fuel to your engine in a precise and controlled manner. However, like any other component, fuel injectors can develop issues over time, which can affect your...

Common VW CLP Engine Problems

Common VW CLP Engine Problems

At Engine Finder, we understand the importance of a reliable engine in your vehicle. The VW CLP engine, commonly found in models like the VW Polo, is generally a solid powertrain but is not without its issues. In this blog post, we'll delve into some common problems...

Ford Ranger 3.2 Engine Problems

Ford Ranger 3.2 Engine Problems

Welcome to our deep dive into the engine problems of the popular Ford Ranger 3.2. Known for its robustness and reliability, this vehicle has won the hearts of many. However, like any mechanical workhorse, it's not without its issues. Understanding these common engine...

7 Common Ignition System Problems And Solutions

7 Common Ignition System Problems And Solutions

Ignition systems are crucial in vehicles, initiating combustion by igniting the fuel-air mixture. They comprise components like the ignition coil, spark plugs, and sensors, which work together to generate a high voltage spark. This spark ignites the fuel-air mixture...

How To Scrap A Car In South Africa

How To Scrap A Car In South Africa

When a car has surpassed its days of good use, it's your responsibility to deregister it and have it scrapped. Often, cars are just too old and are no longer worth repairing, or it's been written off in a nasty accident. In such cases, selling your car for scrap to a...

Problems After Replacing Car Battery

Problems After Replacing Car Battery

Replacing a car battery seems like a straightforward task, but sometimes it leads to unexpected issues. Understanding common problems after a battery replacement can help car owners address these issues without significant delays or damage to their vehicle. In this...

Alternator Failure – Symptoms and Solutions

Alternator Failure – Symptoms and Solutions

An alternator is a critical component of a vehicle's electrical system, charging the battery and powering the electrical system while the engine is running. When an alternator begins to fail, it can lead to a host of electrical issues that can affect the performance...

Diagnosing Starter Motor Problems

Diagnosing Starter Motor Problems

Introduction The starter motor is a pivotal component in your vehicle's engine, acting as the bridge between electrical energy and mechanical motion. Without a properly functioning starter motor, your engine simply won't start. Over time, the starter motor can develop...

Shake No More: Fix Engine Vibration

Shake No More: Fix Engine Vibration

Understanding the Necessity of Reducing Engine Vibration Engine vibration can be more than just an annoyance; it's often a sign of underlying issues that could affect the efficiency and longevity of your vehicle's engine. Excessive vibration is not only uncomfortable...

Common Gearbox Problems

Common Gearbox Problems

Understanding the Intricacies of Gearboxes Gearboxes are the unsung heroes of our vehicles, playing a critical role in transferring power from the engine to the wheels. This intricate process involves a series of gears and clutches working in harmony to adjust the...

Engine Cooling System Problems & Solutions

Engine Cooling System Problems & Solutions

The efficiency of a car's cooling system is paramount for the well-being of its engine, as it directly impacts performance and longevity. Engine health relies on maintaining an optimal operating temperature and preventing overheating, which can cause significant...

Common Fuel System Problems and Their Causes

Common Fuel System Problems and Their Causes

Fuel systems in vehicles are critical for engine performance and efficiency. However, they are prone to a range of issues that can impact your vehicle's functioning. Understanding these problems and their causes is essential for effective maintenance and...

A Guide To Dealing with Engine Misfires

A Guide To Dealing with Engine Misfires

When it comes to your car's performance and longevity, understanding common issues like engine misfires is vital. An engine misfire can result in poor fuel economy, reduced power, and potentially extensive damage if not addressed promptly. In this article, we delve...

Revive Your Ride: The Ultimate Guide to Engine Overhauls!

Revive Your Ride: The Ultimate Guide to Engine Overhauls!

An engine is essentially the heart of any vehicle. Just like your heart pumps blood throughout your body, an engine powers your car, ensuring it runs smoothly. But what happens when the heart of your vehicle starts failing? The answer is often an engine overhaul....

All You Need to Know About the Toyota 2JZ-GTE Engine

All You Need to Know About the Toyota 2JZ-GTE Engine

The 2JZ-GTE engine is a revered name in the world of performance automobiles. The name conjures up images of legendary cars and staggering horsepower figures. This engine was the powerhouse behind the iconic Toyota Supra. Over the years, it has gained a reputation as...

Everything you need to know about the Toyota 4Y engine

Everything you need to know about the Toyota 4Y engine

Long revered for its robustness, the Toyota 4Y engine is a testament to engineering longevity. This engine model has been a backbone in the South African automotive landscape, especially when it comes to light trucks and commercial vehicles. Let's delve into the...

8 Common ISUZU KB 250 Problems

8 Common ISUZU KB 250 Problems

It doesn't matter whether you're driving a Single Cab or a Double Cab, Isuzu has been producing excellent bakkies for decades. The Isuzu KB, designed for ruggedness and durability, was said to be an example of how this might be done perfectly by Isuzu. For our review...

Audi Engine Fault Codes

P0010 (000016) Error 0010 - malfunctions of the valve timing, which led to misfire in the first row of engine cylinders P000A P000A00 is the result of a malfunction in the variable valve timing system P10A4 Malfunction in the inlet air control flap. To eliminate the...

3 Common Honda K20 Engine Problems

3 Common Honda K20 Engine Problems

2001 saw the release of the 2.0L inline-4 engine known as the Honda K20. It's still being produced today and belongs to the well-known K-series of motors. Since many people use the K20 as a replacement engine, the engine's popularity is no surprise. Honda's K20 engine...

Honda Check Engine Light Common Causes

Honda Check Engine Light Common Causes

Honda Check Engine Light Common Causes Has your Honda Accord, Civic, or CR-V's check engine light come on? When you notice an engine warning light on your dashboard for the first time, it might be unsettling. The "check engine" warning light may be activated by a...

Common Honda J35 3.5 V6 Engine Problems

Common Honda J35 3.5 V6 Engine Problems

Problems with the Honda 3.5 V6 Engine. Honda's 3.5 V6 engine was initially launched in 1998, and it has been used in current models ever since. The J35 engine has undergone various modifications and improvements throughout the years because of its lengthy lifespan....

7 Common BMW N52 Engine Problems

7 Common BMW N52 Engine Problems

The N52 is one of BMW's most well-known and effective inline-6 engines. The N52 engine was used mostly in the BMW E90 328i, 325i, and 330i models in addition to the E60 525i & 528i vehicles. Several other cars, including the X1,  128i, and Z4, to name a few, also...

Top Reasons Why Your Mercedes Won’t Start

Top Reasons Why Your Mercedes Won’t Start

There are a number of potential causes for your Mercedes not to start. The mechanical parts and the security system may all look to be utterly dead in your car. An ignition key may not turn, or the engine might not start. The worst-case scenario is that your Mercedes...

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