Ford 289 Engine Building Tips?

Answer Ford's 289 small-block engine uses a very simple design, but mistakes in the building process can still be made. Perhaps the most common mistakes when rebuilding a 289 include failing to ensure tha... Read More »

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Engine Cylinder Head Building Tips?

Rebuilding the cylinder head of your vehicle successfully may depend on your previous experience. However, even with little or no experience, a good strategy and guide will help you through. Focus ... Read More »

Is the Ford Ranger 2.3-liter engine the same as the engine in the Ford Pinto?

Ford introduced the Pinto engine in 1974. It was used in a variety of vehicles, including the Ford Ranger. Also referred to as the "Lima Engine," because it was produced in Lima, Ohio, it experienc... Read More »

Small Engine Tech Tips & Carburetor Tips?

A small engine is a complex mechanism, and things can and do go wrong. When something goes wrong, the engine will be hard to start, sputter, lose power or stall out. By using some simple diagnostic... Read More »

Is the 2000 Ford Focus 2 liter SOHC engine an interference engine?

The 2000 Ford Focus 2.0-liter SOHC engine is an interference engine. The timing-belt driven Focus 2.0 interference motor will suffer catastrophic engine failure should a timing belt snap at high RP... Read More »