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What Are The Four Most Common Engine Problems?

What Are The Four Most Common Engine Problems?

Car problems are often tricky to diagnose, and many of us immediately begin to worry about the safety and monetary issues an engine problem can mean.

Seeing that check engine light is no one’s favorite thing, most of us dread it. Car problems are often tricky to diagnose, and many of us immediately begin to worry about the safety and monetary issues an engine problem can mean. But, there are a wide variety of engine problems all ranging in severity, today we’ll take you through some of the most common issues.  

Dirty Oil

When you go too long without an oil change, your car’s oil will begin to build up with dirt and debris. As the oil gets dirtier, it can cause a variety of problems, such as clogging your oil filter and then it creates more serious problems. If oil builds up on spark plugs, intake valves, and combustion chambers, it becomes embedded in the surfaces and will require careful cleaning.

Poor Compression

When fuel and air are not compressed the combustion effects of your engine correctly will be affected. This is why valves that don’t seal properly, worn piston rings, and holes in your cylinder are such a problem. All of these contribute to a lack of compression.

Clogged Radiator

If you’ve gone too long without changing your car’s coolant the buildup of dirt can cause a variety of problems. The sediment in the dirty coolant can fill your radiator and cause the engine to overheat. Additionally, it can cause radiator corrosion, which will incur long-term damage.  

Worn Spark Plug

While they may be small, when it comes to engine operation spark plugs are mighty. A spark plug works to ignite the fuel compressed in the car’s engine, and when a spark plug is overly worn, this spark might be too weak. This can cause the ignition to happen at the wrong time or not at all. Along with being annoying, a worn spark plug can affect your engine’s power and decrease fuel efficiency.

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