How to Test Pressure in an Engine Block?

Answer Testing the pressure in the engine block is a way to identify if the engine cylinder or engine heads are leaking. Usually you want to test the pressure in an engine if you notice it is leaking engi... Read More »

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How to Locate the Oil Pressure Sensor Switch on a Cavalier Engine Block?

A vehicle's oil pressure is monitored by a sensor. Modern vehicles typically have plastic sensors housed on the side of the engine block. The oil pressure sensor also controls the fuel pump. A bad ... Read More »

How to Test Engine Block Compression?

When the gasoline explodes in a cylinder and moves the piston, worn rings or valves or a bad head gasket allows part of the energy of the explosion to escape, causing a loss of power and poor fuel ... Read More »

What would be the pressure increase inside an automobile engine block if the water in it froze?

Water expands about 9 percent when frozen. Assuming the engine block was full at a volume V, the ice has to compress to fit (-0.09V). The pressure change is the bulk modulus of ice (2.00 x 10^9 Pas... Read More »

How to Perform a Leak Down Test on a Big Block Chevy Engine?

Assessing the condition of the rings, pistons, valves and head gaskets within an engine can determine its overall condition. How well these parts produce and maintain cylinder pressure can indicate... Read More »