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Engine Mount
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    How to replace engine mount / motor mount on OPEL ASTRA-G CC 1 (F48_,F08_) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace engine mount / motor mount on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace engine mount / motor mount on SKODA FABIA 1 (6Y5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace engine mount / motor mount on VW TRANSPORTER 4 (T4) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace engine mount on RENAULT SYMBOL/THALIA 1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Ignition Coil
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    How to replace ignition coils on HONDA JAZZ 1 [TUTORIAL]
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    How to replace ignition coils and spark plugs LEXUS GS 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace ignition coil on VW POLO 4 (9N3) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace ignition coil on MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace ignition coil on MERCEDES-BENZ С W203 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace ignition coil on NISSAN QASHQAI 1 (J10) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace ignition coil on SKODA FABIA 1 (6Y5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace ignition coil on FIAT 500 ABARTH (312) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Intercooler
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    How to replace intercooler on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Mass Air Flow Sensor
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    How to replace air flow meter LEXUS GS 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Poly V-Belt
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    How to replace poly V-belt, idler pulley on FORD MONDEO 3 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace poly v-belt with tensioners MERCEDES-BENZ C W204 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a Poly V-Belt, a tensioner pulley, a vibration damper on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 W201
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    How to replace Alternator belt on MAZDA 2 DY TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace serpentine belt / v-ribbed belt on RENAULT SCENIC 2 (JM) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace serpentine belt / v-ribbed belt on FIAT DOBLO 1 (223) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace serpentine belt / v-ribbed belt on SKODA FABIA 1 (6Y5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace serpentine belt / v-ribbed belt on OPEL CORSA C (F08, F68) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Spark Plug
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    How to replace spark plug on FORD FIESTA 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace spark plug on BMW X5 E53 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a spark plug MERCEDES-BENZ S W220 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace spark plug on TOYOTA RAV4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace spark plug on CHEVROLET AVEO T-250 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace spark plug on BMW 7 E65 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace spark plug on VW POLO 4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace spark plug on SUZUKI SWIFT 3 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Thermostat
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    How to change a Thermostat on OPEL VECTRA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a control arm mounting holder BMW 3 E46 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Water Pump + Timing Belt Kit
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    How to replace Water pump on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO J150 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace the timing belt, tensioner pulley, and water pump on VW PASSAT B6 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Common questions about checking and repairing the engine

Can an engine be repaired after overheating?

If the crankshaft and cylinder head walls are destroyed, repair is not practical. In case of minor damage, elements of the cylinder-piston group have to be replaced. To prevent another overheating incident, it is necessary to fix malfunctions of the engine cooling system.

Engine restoration or replacement: which is better?

The cost of engine restoration and replacement is often the same. Engine repair is a labour- and time-consuming job. It is only advisable when individual parts are damaged. Specialists will check the entire assembly and eliminate the detected faults. Replacement of the engine assembly is carried out in case of failure of most of its parts. This procedure does not take much time. However, for vintage cars, new engines are not available. In this case, installing a used engine comes with the risk of a shorter operational life.

Is engine repair possible after water hammer damage?

Water hammer is a predssure surge that results in deformation of connecting rods and the crankshaft, and disruption of the piston stroke. The engine has to be overhauled by having the damaged parts replaced at a garage. Technicians will also check the valvetrain and, if necessary, install new components. If the cylinder head is destroyed, installation of a new power unit assembly may be required.

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