How Does A Glow Plug Work?

A set of glow plugs for diesel engine.

Have you ever tried to dismantle a diesel engine? If you had, you might have seen a glow plug up close. Glow plug, of course, is less popular than the sparkplug. In fact, many would mistake it for the sparkplug. Yet, it is different from the sparkplug, for you will only find it in diesel …

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How To Test Small Engine Ignition Coil With Multimeter

Mechanic inspecting the ignition coil on small engine.

The ignition coil, of course, is one component of the engine responsible for creating the necessary voltage to fire the spark plug. If it is faulty or damaged, the engine would not really start; hence, you need to replace the ignition coil in such instances. To check if the ignition coil is damaged, you can …

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How Much Does A Diesel Mechanic Make Per Hour?

Since Rudolf Diesel got his patent for an apparatus or method of changing heat into work and made his diesel engine prototype in 1893, the diesel engine has improved at a rapid clip. Moreover, since the diesel engine exhibits high efficiency and offers several advantages over other engines with different operating principles, diesel engines have …

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Best Carburetor Cleaning Solvents & Cleaners

Cleaning carburetor in the bucket.

A friend of mine asked me a question the other day about carburetor cleaning solvents, and I couldn’t help but chuckled a bit upon hearing that he was still using a vehicle equipped with a carburetor. Well, my friend is undoubtedly a certified stickler. Hence, he could not let go of his old 1990 Subaru. …

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How to Connect & Remove a PTO Shaft from Tractor

Mechanic connecting the tractor PTO shaft to the implement.

The Power Take-Off driveshafts provide power to your piece of equipment, and this equipment could be a rotary motor or a rotary tiller, or any other implement. Moreover, tractors with PTO driveshafts can pull any type of PTO-driven equipment. When the tractor’s PTO driveshaft engages with the implement’s PTO shaft, the shaft rotates around one …

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How To Test A Tractor Starter Solenoid

Inspecting the tractor starter solenoid components.

Tractors, of course, are somewhat similar to cars when it comes to their starting components. They more often use an electrical starting system. If this electrical starting system fails, the tractor will surely not start.  The tractor starter solenoid features a cylindrical design, and its primary purpose is to complete the connection loop between the …

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