A Deep Dive on Crankshafts at Callies Performance Products

A Deep Dive on Crankshafts at Callies Performance Products

Learn how the heart of the engine's rotating assembly is designed, manufactured and installed.

In this educational video, Engine Builder’s Greg Jones learns all about designing and manufacturing engine crankshafts. He visited Callies Performance Products in Fostoria, OH recently and sat down with Callies President Heath Norton, Sales Manager Brook Piper and engine builder Billy Briggs of Billy Briggs Racing Engines to discuss the latest in crankshaft technology, trends and manufacturing. Check out this episode of Intellectual Horsepower brought to you by Callies Performance Products.

You May Also Like

Five Spark Plug Service And Replacement Tips

Most articles will tell you to use a torque wrench, but they never explain why.

Servicing spark plugs can be the quickest or most painful job under the hood. That’s because roadblocks could occur during removal or installation. Here are five tips to bust through and finish the job.

1. GETTING PLUGS OUT: CHEMICAL TOOLS

If a spark plug is challenging to remove, some fluids can help break up corrosion and carbon deposits between the threads on the plug and head. You can pour a liquid penetrant into the wells and let it sit for an hour or longer. Some technicians have had luck with an in-tank fuel injector cleaner to help break up the carbon that forms between the plug and the head, like that which occurs on Ford modular V8s. The key with this method is time; the longer the fluid is in the well, the better the penetration.

How Belts, Tensioners And Misfires Are Connected

Modern crankshaft position sensors measure more than the position of the crankshaft.

Why Engine Coolant Replacement May Be Necessary, Not Optional

Look at the condition of the additive package and the freezing point to justify coolant replacement.

ABS Diagnostics

ABS is the foundation of the ESC system.

Volkswagen Engine Misfire Diagnosis

Misfire faults have been related to conditions like loose/damaged electrical connections, poor circuit grounds and more.

Other Posts

Knock Sensor Diagnostics

The knock sensor is not the only sensor responsible for detecting engine knock.

ECM Damage

Engineers have devised two strategies that can be called the “immune system” for the electrical system.

PCV System DTC

PCV systems control crankcase pressure.

A/C Condenser Clogs

When a compressor fails, the question for most technicians is whether to flush the condenser or replace it.