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10 Reasons Your Turbo Smokes or Leaks Oil

July 26, 2020 5 min read

Turbo Oil Seals: Turbochargers are a fantastic way to add HUGE power to any powerplant, however, if the system is not designed properly you can spend a lot of time and money repairing turbos and chasing issues.   Before we dive in, I want to make sure everyone is on the same page of how a turbo oil seal works.  It is actually not a seal at all as you would  expect.  A turbo oil seal (there are two, one on the compressor side and one on the exhaust side) is actually most similar to a gapless piston ring. 

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Why You Need an Oil Catch Can on your Turbo or Boosted Engine

July 13, 2020 3 min read

High horsepower and more notably BOOSTED engines create conditions in an engine that are not typically or ever seen in their factory form.  Pressure built by faster moving engine parts, wider ring gaps, looser tolerances, and stresses on components can allow for crank case pressure to increase.  Not allowing the excess crank case pressure out can cause even more issues including: seal failure, loss of horsepower, oiling issues, and even fire hazards as oil exits seals.  
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Why Your LS Engine Needs a Steam Vent Kit: 5 Facts About 4 Corner LS Coolant Crossover Steam Kits:

April 02, 2020 2 min read

Why Should I run a 4 corner Steam Kit on an LS engine? We answer why you should run a factory or aftermarket 4 corner Steam Vent Kit on your LS engine and ditch the factory 2 port only style that some factory engines came with!  

5 facts you did not know covering all things coolant cross over as well as some great videos!

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Why Setting and Verifying Timing on Your LS and other Fuel Injected Engine is so Important

March 24, 2020 1 min read 1 Comment

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