Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Explained

Variable Valve Timing (VVT) is a term that you often hear when talking about modern engines. To understand what it does and why manufacturers use it, we first need to talk about fuel and air. Every internal combustion engine needs fuel and air to produce power. In very simple terms, the more it gets, the…

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The Powertrain Products Remanufacturing Process: A Video Guide

We talk a lot about the process of remanufacturing an engine here at Powertrain Products. But there’s nothing better than going into the process and seeing it for yourself. In this article, we do just that by covering Sarah’s rebuild of an old, discarded Jeep engine. The AMC Jeep 4.2-Liter Project – Day 1 Sarah’s…

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Jeep 3.8L – Worst Engine Or Not?

When it comes to iconic off-road vehicles, Jeep stands out as a symbol of rugged reliability. Jeep vehicles have been conquering trails and rough terrain for decades, and one of the engines that has powered many Jeep models is the 3.8-liter V6. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the Jeep 3.8-liter…

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Don’t Replace Your Dodge Engine Until You Read This!

Let’s get straight to the chase. It’s simple; if you buy a Dodge 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, or 5.7-liter from Powertrain Products, you must replace the intake manifold for our warranty to be valid. It may sound odd, but we have a perfectly good reason for this. Read on to find out why. What’s With The…

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Ford 5.4L 3V Triton – Worst Engine Or Not?

The Ford 5.4-liter 3V Triton engine was designed as an upgrade to the 2-valve engine, which primarily replaced the 5.8-liter/351 cubic inch Windsor motor. Featured in various Ford trucks and SUVs, this engine used a 3-valve cylinder head, which has been praised and criticized over the years and has often been considered an engine to…

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3 Common Ford ‘Boss’ 6.2 Engine Problems

Some engines can be troublesome from day one. Others will last for years without missing a beat. The Ford Boss 6.2-liter engine definitely falls into the latter category. But even the most reliable engines can develop a few issues as they get older. In this blog we cover the 3 most common issues with this…

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The GM 8.1L Workhorse – Worst Engine Or Not?

The GM 8.1 Liter Workhorse engine, the Vortec 8100, has been praised and criticized. Because of its robust size and application in various vehicles, it’s essential to explore this engine’s history and potential flaws to determine if it really deserves the title of “worst engine.” In this blog post, we will look into the background…

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Engine Problems Explained: Thrown Rod

“Throwing a rod” is a term used to describe a specific engine failure. It is when a connecting rod, a crucial component that connects the piston to the crankshaft, breaks or detaches. This failure is usually caused by extreme stress. Things like over-revving, engine mods, and sludge build-up are all contributing factors. When this happens,…

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The Pontiac/GM 2.5L Iron Duke – Worst Engine Or Not?

The GM 2.5 Liter Iron Duke often finds itself at the center of the debate when discussing automotive engines. Revered by some and criticized by others, this engine has a rich history that deserves a closer look. This blog post will delve into the background of the GM 2.5 Liter Iron Duke, discuss its common…

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