John Gelsimino Jr. of All Industrial Engine Service writes Tech Talk for Material Handling Network. Tech Talk can be your source for the latest engine diagnosis & troubleshooting tips. We are open to any engine related questions regarding remanufacturing, parts, quotation, etc. We look forward to hearing from you!
Have you ever had an engine with a noise that you just couldn’t diagnose? Different engine designs have different characteristics that can cause an engine noise that is not necessarily an indication of a pending failure. The following is... Read more about What’s That Engine Noise?
At the dealership level, an engine overhaul job should be very profitable if managed correctly. However, if the quote is not created properly the dealership can give away the profits. This article will explain how to maximize profit by... Read more about Maximize Profit by Properly Quoting A Reman Engine
It is often a problem for parts and service personnel to distinguish between the different variations of Nissan H20 engines. The Nissan H20 engine is used in Komatsu, Kalmar AC, Nissan/Datsun, TCM forklifts and others. The following are... Read more about Can You Distinguish Between The Different Variations Of Nissan H20 Engines?
Have you ever maintained a truck on PM for several years and eventually pull the valve cover off in the shop and have the oil all gummed up and stuck to everything? Your first thought is usually – “that damn PM guy must have never changed... Read more about The Importance of PCV Maintenance
In today’s forklift truck marketplace many overhead cam engines (OHC) are used. The majority of designs use a timing belt setup that drives the camshaft and valve train assembly. Only a few manufacturers have used a timing chain setup with... Read more about Don’t Neglect Your Timing Belt!
Identifying engine variations is always a challenge to even the most seasoned parts persons. It is the job of the engine remanufacturer to ask the appropriate questions that will identify the engine in an easy and timely manner. Some... Read more about Identifying Your Mazda 2.0L & 2.2L Engines
One of the largest challenges of the engine remanufacturing business is often associated with improper engine installation. We all know that everyone reads all of the literature that comes with each reman engine – right? Even after reading... Read more about Proper Diesel Engine Installation
Engine Diagnosis Methods. Several techniques can be used to properly diagnose your customer’s engine problems. This month’s article will cover the engine diagnosis methods including: compression tests (dry & wet) and the leak down... Read more about Properly Diagnose Your Customer’s Engine Problems
Have you ever had a customer with a dirty environment? Have you ever seen a forklift that uses the GM 4.3L engine? Only if you’re in the forklift business! You may also have had experience with dirt and debris dusting a customer’s engine.... Read more about What Are You Smoking? GM 4.3L Analyzed
Editor’s note: Back by popular demand is a column originally featured in Material Handling Network in September 2010.
It is hard to run a service department in 2010 without encountering a GM 4.3L engine. The 4.3L goes way back and... Read more about The 4.3L We All Know So Well II