Avoiding a Faulty O2 Sensor

Oftentimes, seemingly big engine problems can be traced to small sources. What might seem like a complex, costly fix might actually be pretty simple and affordable.  In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, car engines took a huge leap forward with the addition of a computer system. This modernization meant that engines could run much…

Tips for Better Gas Mileage 

Owning a gas-powered vehicle comes with a wide range of ongoing expenses, none more persistent than filling up at the pump. And while you can’t control gas prices, you can make sure you’re doing all you can to get the best fuel economy possible.  It’s common for gas mileage to fall from factory specs as…

Common Boat Engine Problems and Solutions

For boaters, nothing ruins a day on the lake quicker than being stuck at the launch or stalled in the water troubleshooting an engine issue. Marine engines, just like the engine in your car or truck, require routine maintenance to run properly. And the engine on your boat likely doesn’t run nearly as frequently as…

DIY boat storage tip – protecting the inside of your boat engine from corrosion

PROBLEM: As an angler, life often gets in the way of spending time on the water. Be it family, work, hunting or ice, extended sits can spell problems with your outboard engine. Without regular use, outboard motors are susceptible to aging fuel and even corrosion formation within the upper cylinder walls themselves.  The problem stems…