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How to remove a cylinder head

Removing the cylinder head is straightforward on pushrod engines, but more complicated on overhead-camshaft ones because you have to disconnect the timing belt or chain. Read more

Cylinder compression test

A good way to check engine wear is to test the compression of each cylinder using a compression tester, which you can buy or hire. Read more

The engine - how power is created

The conversion of fuel energy into power in an engine starts when petrol is mixed with air in a device called a carburettor, to form a highly combustible mixture. Read more

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