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A look at a range of new products that are touted to improve gas mileage and some comments on those that work and on those that are of questionable value.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1975 (v.53#8) pg. 6

How to tune-up your car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #211 Sep 1980 (v.30#7) pg. 96

Solutions for stalling and hesitation in your car's engine.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #271 Sep 1986 (v.36#7) pg. 71
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #274 Dec 1986 (v.36#10) pg. 10

Replacing an automobile engine's oxygen sensor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 62

A look at engine additives and what they can do for your car.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1979 (v.3#9) pg. 54

How to adjust auto engine valves.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 35

Quieting a noisy engine. A guide to troubleshooting belts and pulleys, accessory bearings, engine rocker ball and exhaust system squeaks. Includes photos that show how to replace an accessory drive belt and listening tricks.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 88

Tip: Use ordinary water to clean out combustion chamber deposits.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 14

Troubleshooting an engine that starts and then dies.
HOME MECHANIX #695 Mar 1986 (v.82) pg. 134

Tip on making your own engine gaskets.
HOME MECHANIX #699 Jul 1986 (v.82) pg. 32

Troubleshooting causes of low engine power.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 104

Troubleshooting hot weather restarting problems.
HOME MECHANIX #710 Jun 1987 (v.83) pg. 84

Pick the engine that's right for you when buying your next car. An explanation of what is available in auto engines.
HOME MECHANIX #712 Aug 1987 (v.83) pg. 60

Technique for using an ammeter to check for excessive engine friction.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 79

Tuning your car in the computer age. A guide to the rapidly evolving science of engine maintenance.
HOME MECHANIX #759 Oct 1991 (v.87) pg. 70

Health check for engines. A one-hour, once-a-year inspection to locate early warning signs of engine trouble.
HOME MECHANIX #765 May 1992 (v.88) pg. 40

How to inspect and change a timing belt. Requires both a shop manual and some patience.
HOME MECHANIX #770 Nov 1992 (v.88) pg. 30

Tips on diagnosing and curing engine hesitation. Focus is on testing the throttle-position sensor.
HOME MECHANIX #798 Sep 1995 (v.91) pg. 14

Five adjustments that are often overlooked in tuneups.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 28

Medicines for motors. Chemistry can cure some motor troubles.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #435 Aug 1964 (v.60) pg. 120

How to soup-up your car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #436 Sep 1964 (v.60) pg. 76

Filters need cleaning.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #436 Sep 1964 (v.60) pg. 116

How to get the most miles out of a gallon of gasoline.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #440 Jan 1965 (v.61) pg. 138

Hydraulic tappet maintenance.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #454 Mar 1966 (v.62) pg. 128

Lower the cost of a valve job by doing some of the work yourself. Est. cost: $15-$33.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #457 Jun 1966 (v.62) pg. 112

What to when the engine won't start.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #459 Aug 1966 (v.62) pg. 83

Six-step spring tune-up. Simple steps that go beyond the normal tune-up steps of adjusting plugs, points and carburetor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #468 May 1967 (v.63) pg. 128

Easy way to get ten extra horsepower. Minor tuning jobs, including: replacing filters, changing vacuum advance, adjusting timing, adjusting valve lifters, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #473 Oct 1967 (v.63) pg. 130

How to install new piston rings on an auto engine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #484 Sep 1968 (v.64) pg. 76

Auxiliary electric engine heaters will make it easier to start your car on the coldest morning.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #499 Dec 1969 (v.65) pg. 90

How to do your own engine tune-up.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #500 Jan 1970 (v.66) pg. 86

How to cure rough idle in a car engine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #507 Aug 1970 (v.66) pg. 98

How to repair the damages to your car's engine caused by unleaded fuels. How to pull a cylinder head.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #519 Aug 1971 (v.67) pg. 97

How to take care of a Wankel engine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #533 Oct 1972 (v.68) pg. 142

A look at dirt in car engines and how to guard against it.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #544 Sep 1973 (v.69) pg. 106

Simple maintenance tips to perform on your engine in order to save gasoline.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #551 Apr 1974 (v.70) pg. 99

How to adjust overhead cams on the newer auto engines.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #556 Sep 1974 (v.70) pg. 71

How to stop car from running on and on (dieseling or afterrun). Some simple checks and adjustments, plus the right gasoline, can eliminate afterrun.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #561 Feb 1975 (v.71) pg. 76

How to cure rough idle.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #617 Oct 1979 (v.75) pg. 138

Transverse engines. Tips on do-it-yourself maintenance of the new automobile engines that are installed "sideways".
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #620 Jan 1980 (v.76) pg. 90

How to keep the engine new.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #630 Nov 1980 (v.76) pg. 60

Special section on front wheel drive cars. Includes routine service information for GM J-car & X-car, Ford Escort/Lynx, Chrysler Omni/Horizon & K-car, VW Rabbit, Honda, and Mazda.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #636 May 1981 (v.77) pg. 69

Car care. Coping with engine pinging and knocking. Tips on adjusting gasoline, ignition timing, mixture and other causes of spark knock.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #639 Aug 1981 (v.77) pg. 20

Servicing your 1982 car. A special section. Includes tips on tools to make it easier. Looks at AMC, Chrysler, Ford, and GM cars, servicing the Wankel engine, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #642 Nov 1981 (v.77) pg. 59+

Plugging leaks to keep fluids in their place.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #660 May 1983 (v.79) pg. 102

Adjusting valves on late-model cars.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #662 Jul 1983 (v.79) pg. 32

Tip on straightening a warped valve cover.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #674 Jun 1984 (v.80) pg. 12

Curing ping and spark knock in your engine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 25

How to convert your V-8 engine to a V-4 and improve your miles-per-gallon.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #58 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 144

How to make use of conventional electronic test equipment in tuning up an automobile motor.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1974 (v.6#1) pg. 92

How to get going again after a stall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.122#2) pg. 142

Reparing hydraulic lifters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.123#4) pg. 186

Eight tips which might help cure a balky engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1966 (v.126#2) pg. 154

Fifteen ways to cure rough idle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.127#2) pg. 140

How to use a vacuum gauge to detect engine problems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 114

How to check and replace valve seals.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1968 (v.130#5) pg. 118

How to stop a dieseling engine (one that keeps running after the ignition is turned off).
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1969 (v.132#4) pg. 154

How to tune up your engine to cut fuel consumption.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1971 (v.135#6) pg. 146

How to find engine problems that weren't corrected by a tune-up.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1971 (v.136#6) pg. 126

Step-by-step instructions for adjusting the valves on a 1971 Volkswagen.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1972 (v.138#5) pg. 154

How to stop a dieseling condition in an engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 144
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 8

Car Care Guide. Engine tune-up procedure detailed.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. S4

A look at engine "ping" (detonation or spark knock), how to detect the cause of heavy detonation and get rid of it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1973 (v.139#6) pg. 164

PM 1975 Car Care Guide. Engine and drive train: How they work and how to keep them working.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1975 (v.143#5) pg. 126

Instead of trading in your car, try replacing the old engine with a rebuilt engine. A new engine can give you 125,000 more miles of driving at a cost of $500 to $700. Tips on what this involves and how to select a reputable exchange dealer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1975 (v.143#6) pg. 74

How to check and replace all of your car's gaskets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1975 (v.144#6) pg. 90

An orderly and logical approach for tracking down and curing the cause of engine misfire.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 106

Troubleshooting engine problems. PM 1976 Car Care Guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 176

Tips: How to replace rubber value cover gaskets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1977 (v.147#1) pg. 40

How to stop engine hesitation caused by stumble, flat spots and misfiring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1977 (v.147#2) pg. 102

Tip: Make it a point to tighten all engine bolts and screws at regular intervals.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1977 (v.147#4) pg. 51

Fifth Annual Car Care Guide. Part 5. Engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1977 (v.147#5) pg. 166

How to do that engine overhaul yourself. What you should know to do the job in your own garage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1977 (v.147#6) pg. 110

PM 1979 Car Care Guide. How to correct hard starting, stalling and hesitation.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 164

PM 1979 Car Care Guide. How to find the problem if your engine is missing, surging or lacks power.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 183

How to tune up your car for top fuel economy. Part 1.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1979 (v.152#6) pg. 27

How to tune up your car for top fuel economy. Part 2. Servicing sparkplugs, distributor, fuel system, emission controls, and timing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 27

Troubleshooting lack of engine power.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 45

Tip: How to repair warped lips on valve covers and improve the sealing action of the cover.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 70

What you should know before converting your V8 to a V4.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 80

1982 car care guide. A special section with emphasis on engine problems, wheel vibration, loss of brakes and diesel starting problems.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 123

Diagnosing engine compression leaks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1983 (v.160#3) pg. 39

Troubleshooting valve train problems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 35

Car care guide. How to rebuild an aging car. How to restore the car's body and mechanical parts. Body repair, engine swaps, clutch renewal, and chassis repair.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 103
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1984 (v.161#11) pg. 6

Silencing spark knock.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1984 (v.161#8) pg. 51

Tip on how to check piston ring end gaps before you install the rings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1986 (v.163#3) pg. 72

Solving hot-start problems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1986 (v.163#7) pg. 291

Tip: Use dabs of RTV silicone gasket material to hold head gasket in place during installation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1986 (v.163#8) pg. 26

Troubleshooting a car that won't start.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1987 (v.164#1) pg. 131

How to give your engine a valve job.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 145

Troubleshooting an engine that idles roughly.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1987 (v.164#4) pg. 177

SPECIAL SECTION: How to tune up your whole car to keep it running and looking like new. Step-by-step guide for tuning up your engine, chassis, interior, and exterior.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1987 (v.164#5) pg. 101

Stop engine stalling. Why your engine just quits and how to fix it so it runs smoothly.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1988 (v.165#4) pg. 137

Performance tuning guide. All the how-to you need to get better automobile performance. Covers throttle-body injection, valve job, intake systems, oils, supercharging, tuneup, ignition, fuel injection, and installing a transmission shift kit.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 94

Knocking out engine knocks. How to locate the source of engine knocks and then correct the problem.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1989 (v.166#2) pg. 113

Resealing a leaky engine. How to replace the front and rear crankshaft seals.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1990 (v.167#2) pg. 117

Curing spark knock by means of systematic diagnostic work and minimal repairs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1990 (v.167#10) pg. 119

Tip on locating air leaks around manifold gaskets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1991 (v.168#2) pg. 105

Engine tuneup procedures for peak efficiency.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1992 (v.169#5) pg. 76

Curing engine run-on (dieseling).
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1993 (v.170#2) pg. 89

The whole car tuneup. (1) Tune up your engine. (2) Tune up your exterior. (3) Tune up your chassis. (4) Tune up your interior.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1993 (v.170#5) pg. 79, 82, 86, 90, 94

Tip on permanently marking all connecting rod components so you can match them up again after rebuilding an engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1994 (v.171#2) pg. 80

Finding engine knock. Locating engine noise sources, vacuum testing, compression testing, and leakage testing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1995 (v.172#3) pg. 112

Tip describes how to remove an engine's main seal without damaging the crankshaft.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1996 (v.173#5) pg. 110

How to smooth out a lumpy engine idle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1997 (v.174#3) pg. 107

Spring car care hints.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1963 (v.182#4) pg. 158

Why your engine misfires.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 88

Keeping hydraulic lifters quiet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1964 (v.185#3) pg. 90

What you should know about engine timing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1965 (v.186#1) pg. 124

Tip for accurately duplicating compression head gaskets.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 176

Secrets for getting the best engine tune-up.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1966 (v.189#5) pg. 158

Troubleshooting your car's valve system. Fourth in a series.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1973 (v.202#4) pg. 104

How to tune-up your car. Includes inspection and adjustment of battery spark plugs, distributor, contact points and condenser, emission controls, carburetor and fuel system.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1974 (v.204#6) pg. 118

A fifteen question quiz on automobile engines and answers that include helpful maintenance and operating tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1974 (v.205#6) pg. 99

Smokey's guide to troubleshooting your car. How to track down a dozen common engine problems.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1977 (v.210#6) pg. 121

Engine knock, how much is too much? Why your car is knocking and when you should do something about it.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1979 (v.214#4) pg. 100

How to do your own valve job on your car. Instructions for everything except grinding the valves.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1979 (v.215#2) pg. 92

Tip: How to determine if a camshaft needs replacing by just looking at the rocker arms move.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 162

Rough idle. How to locate the cause of rough engine idle and correct it.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1981 (v.219#2) pg. 96

How to make a compression check of your engine to determine if it suffers from bad rings or burned valves.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 80

How to cure acceleration hesitation. Six systems to check if a cold engine stumbles during acceleration.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1982 (v.220#2) pg. 114

Engine swapping. Shop tips from a master mechanic.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1984 (v.224#5) pg. 123

Troubleshooting car backfires. Checking the diverter valve.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1984 (v.224#6) pg. 150

Guide to understanding and correcting preignition and detonation before knock or ping can damage your car's engine.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1985 (v.226#1) pg. 80
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1985 (v.226#6) pg. 6

Tip on replacing front-drive engine torque struts.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1988 (v.232#6) pg. 114

Tip on preparing your engine for a compression test.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1989 (v.234#3) pg. 144

Give your car a $70 tune-up at home.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.34#9) pg. 100

Checking and correcting engine compression.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.35#2) pg. 89

Eliminating backfiring.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jun 1964 (v.35#6) pg. 92

AMC engineer gives tips on getting more miles per gallon.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.36#8) pg. 28

How to prevent rough idling in your car's engine.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.36#8) pg. 39

How to do a good valve job on an auto engine.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul 1968 (v.39#7) pg. 72

Troubleshoot your engine at home with simple instruments, including a vacuum gauge, air-holding adapter, fuse-holder, dwell tachometer and timing light.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1971 (v.42#5) pg. 64

Understanding the role of bearings and journals within an engine.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #162 Jan 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 29

Three techniques for removing crankshaft pulley bolts.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 34

Tip on freeing seized pistons by using dry ice to cool the piston rather than heating the block.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 34

Tip on using household cleanser to help seat new piston rings.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 35

How to detect rod or main bearing knocks and crankshaft journal wear. How to adjust a poured babbitt connecting rod bearing. Adjustment techniques described are suitable for almost any make of engine.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #169 Aug 1990 (v.15#1) pg. 14

Tips on breaking in the rings on an overhauled engine.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #171 Oct 1990 (v.15#3) pg. 30
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #172 Nov 1990 (v.15#4) pg. 35

Cleaning and sealing the inside of an aluminum crankcase that is badly contaminated and corroded.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #172 Nov 1990 (v.15#4) pg. 7

Tip on removing sediment from the bottom of a water jacket using a vacuum cleaner.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #176 Mar 1991 (v.15#8) pg. 29

Restoration primer. Basic engine remachining. The piston system.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #189 Apr 1992 (v.16#9) pg. 3

Tip on making a handle for lifting the cylinder head of an L-head engine.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #189 Apr 1992 (v.16#9) pg. 27

Tip on easy installation of a one piece crankshaft oil seal without damage to the seal lips.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #189 Apr 1992 (v.16#9) pg. 30

Restoration primer. Engine lubrication and cooling systems.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #190 May 1992 (v.16#10) pg. 3

Restoration primer. Final engine assembly hints and start-up procedures and considerations.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #191 Jun 1992 (v.16#11) pg. 3

Top dead center (TDC), how to determine it, and its significance to the antique vehicle collector.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #197 Dec 1992 (v.17#5) pg. 11

Brute force method of freeing stuck pistons.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #200 Mar 1993 (v.17#8) pg. 28
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #201 Apr 1993 (v.17#9) pg. 30

Torque wrench specifications for passenger car and truck engines (1946 and earlier).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #204 Jul 1993 (v.17#12) pg. 23

Valve spring design and loading. Diagrams illustrate the correct installation of various types of valve springs.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #204 Jul 1993 (v.17#12) pg. 25

Checking connecting rod alignment for twist or bend when the rods are removed from an engine for ring, bearing, or piston work.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #205 Aug 1993 (v.18#1) pg. 15
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #207 Oct 1993 (v.18#3) pg. 32

Using a vacuum gauge to check the performance and condition of a running engine, as an aid in diagnosing engine problems, and determining condition of piston rings, valves, ignition, gaskets, carburetion, and ignition timing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #207 Oct 1993 (v.18#3) pg. 28

Tip on diagnosing the causes of various engine noises using a stethoscope or other listening device.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #208 Nov 1993 (v.18#4) pg. 8

Tip on using candle wax to help loosen oil return and gallery plugs and pipe fittings in aluminum manifolds.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #213 Apr 1994 (v.18#9) pg. 29

Tips on freeing stuck engines.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #217 Aug 1994 (v.19#1) pg. 32

Compression check and leakdown test for auto engine.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #221 Dec 1994 (v.19#5) pg. 20
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #223 Feb 1995 (v.19#7) pg. 34
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 33
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #246 Jan 1997 (v.21#6) pg. 35

Cars of the 1930s. Engine bearing troubles. Looks at lubrication, alignment, mounting, adjustment, and replacement.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #222 Jan 1995 (v.19#6) pg. 28

Tip on removing an old car's cylinder head that has corroded onto the head studs.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 17

Tip on detecting sticking valves or weak valve springs using a timing light.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 21

Cars of the 1930s. When to replace gears (timing, oil pump, starter, transmission or rear axle).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #226 May 1995 (v.19#10) pg. 17

Setting valve clearances on antique automobile engines.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #227 Jun 1995 (v.19#11) pg. 17

Freeze plug service. Tips on removing and installing core plugs in an engine block.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #229 Aug 1995 (v.20#1) pg. 21

Build a castered cart for VW and Porsche engines. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to remove rear engine from a Volkswagen.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #230 Sep 1995 (v.20#2) pg. 18

Cars of the 1930s. Early hydraulic valve lifters. How they work plus tips on removal, cleaning and reinstalling.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #231 Oct 1995 (v.20#3) pg. 23

Check those motor mounts. Tips on locating and testing the rubber mounts used to support engines.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #232 Nov 1995 (v.20#4) pg. 15

Gasket lore. Advice on selecting and installing automotive head gaskets.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #233 Dec 1995 (v.20#5) pg. 11

Gasket lore. Gaskets for relatively thin stamped parts such a valve covers, oil pans, and timing parts.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #235 Feb 1996 (v.20#7) pg. 11

Block and head preparation before having them rebuilt or machined. Tips on giving them a thorough cleaning and repainting.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #235 Feb 1996 (v.20#7) pg. 26

Easier technique for locating top dead center for setting valve lash, or for performing a leakage test.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #240 Jul 1996 (v.20#12) pg. 31

Compression testing. Understanding and using one of the three most important diagnostic tests that will uncover at least 90% of the things that can go wrong with an auto engine.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #241 Aug 1996 (v.21#1) pg. 3

Replacing the front motor mount on Chrysler L-head six cylinder engines (1937-1954).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #242 Sep 1996 (v.21#2) pg. 15

Checking crankcase pressure in cars of the 1930s.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #243 Oct 1996 (v.21#3) pg. 20

Right-hand and left-hand crankshafts are illustrated and explained.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #244 Nov 1996 (v.21#4) pg. 9

Servicing noisy hydraulic valve lifters in cars of the 1930s.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #244 Nov 1996 (v.21#4) pg. 11

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 12. Engine overhaul. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #244 Nov 1996 (v.21#4) pg. 23

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 13. Engine overhaul. Part 2.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #245 Dec 1996 (v.21#5) pg. 27

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 14. Engine overhaul. Part 3.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #246 Jan 1997 (v.21#6) pg. 21

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 16. Engine reinstallation.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #248 Mar 1997 (v.21#8) pg. 29

How to perform leakdown testing of engines to help confirm conclusions drawn from compression testing and vacuum gauge readings.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #255 Oct 1997 (v.22#3) pg. 31

The analysis of engine noises. Excerpted from a 1936 edition of the Automobile Digest Engine Service Manual. Part 1. General principles of engine noise analysis.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #257 Dec 1997 (v.22#5) pg. 21

The analysis of engine noises. Part 2. Knocks and noises which originate from sources such as cylinders, bearings, connecting rods, pistons, and front end drive.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #258 Jan 1998 (v.22#6) pg. 19

The analysis of engine noises. Part 3. Noises which originate in the camshaft, push rods, valves, fan and drive, generator, starting motor, carburetor, fuel pump, and miscellaneous noises.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #259 Feb 1998 (v.22#7) pg. 15

Chevrolet Corvair engine work. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #261 Apr 1998 (v.22#9) pg. 18

Chevrolet Corvair engine work. Part 2. In-car repairs.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #262 May 1998 (v.22#10) pg. 21

Chevrolet Corvair engine work. Part 3. In-car repairs (continued).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #263 Jun 1998 (v.22#11) pg. 19

Troubleshooting engine dieseling (post-ignition, run-on, after-run).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #263 Jun 1998 (v.22#11) pg. 28

Engine troubleshooting based on listening to the sounds made by the starter as it turns over the engine.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #264 Jul 1998 (v.22#12) pg. 17

Chevrolet Corvair engine work. Part 4. In-car repairs (continued) and engine removal.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #264 Jul 1998 (v.22#12) pg. 23

Recommendations from the Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association on starting a rebuilt engine for the first time.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #268 Nov 1998 (v.23#4) pg. 31

Tracking down the source of engine noise. Some tips on what the various noises could mean.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #269 Dec 1998 (v.23#5) pg. 21

Replacing the front motor mount on Chrysler six cylinder L-head engines (1937-1954).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #270 Jan 1999 (v.23#6) pg. 21

Reinforcing engine heads which have cracks in the combustion chamber.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #271 Feb 1999 (v.23#7) pg. 33

Tip on piston ring installation on a Model T Ford engine.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #273 Apr 1999 (v.23#9) pg. 15

Chevrolet Corvair engine tune-up servicing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #275 Jun 1999 (v.23#11) pg. 27