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What Do Different Cylinder Numbers Mean in Regards to Engine Performance or Reliability?
When purchasing a vehicle, you want to know how well it will perform. You also want to be assured of its reliability. When considering a choice between models or trim levels, the number of...

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How Do the Cylinder Numbers Impact Vehicle Performance and Reliability?
Engines in today’s automotive vehicles come in different sizes and number of cylinders depending on the vehicle size and weight or the work the engine is expected to do. The engine may also be used for performance or for better...
Engine valves have gone out
You more than likely do not have burnt valves unless you have been running the engine real lean for a long time. If you have not run the vehicle lean, then you may have valves that do not seal good...
Car jerks when shifting
This is not a normal thing to expect. Ford does have a TSB out for a faulty pressure control solenoid depending on the production date of your vehicle. This can cause harsh shifting and delayed shifting into reverse to occur...
Opinion on GM Northstar V8 engines
I don't think much of them. Those things blew head gaskets and it sometimes costs 5-8,000 dollars to repair them. It's a racing engine. It's fine for race cars but for cars that people drive every day, it's overkill and...

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