Understanding Canister Purge Valve

Location of the canister purge valve

An essential component of the Evaporative Emission Control System (EVAP) is the canister purge valve. Your car’s EVAP system closes the fuel system to keep potentially dangerous fuel vapors out of the environment. One emissions control device in particular, the canister purge valve, enables the engine intake vacuum to draw precisely the right amount of […]

Understanding valve seal

valve seal

Valve seals accurately limit the amount of oil that enters the valve stem system, making them vital components in regulating the compression levels of your engine. Having a valve stem seal that works properly in any of your applications can save you time and money by avoiding costly engine repairs and replacements. Nobody wants to […]

Symptoms Of a Bad EGR Valve

Symptoms Of a Bad EGR control valve

In order for combustion to occur in your car, the air (which is typically 80% nitrogen and 20% oxygen) must be drawn in from outside the vehicle. The air interacts with the fuel and burns in the combustion chamber, where temperatures reach above 1370°C. At this high temperature, inert nitrogen in the air burns, resulting […]

Everything you need to know about idle air control valve

idle air control valve

The idle air control valve, commonly referred to as the “idle speed control valve,” manages how quickly your engine idles. The computer in the engine is in charge of this. Your car may occasionally stall or idle abnormally due to faulty parts. Before attempting to repair your idle control valve, be sure it is operating […]

Understanding an automobile valvetrain

valve train for diesel engines

A valvetrain or valve train is part of an internal combustion engine that controls the operation of the intake and exhaust valves. There is an intake valve that allows the air-fuel mixture into the combustion. The exhaust valve allows the exhaust gases out of the combustion chamber once the process is completed. Today we’ll be […]