Hey Engine Man: Does Electrolysis Affect Gas Engines, As Well?

Successful Farming Engine Man Ray Bohacz has engine grease and field dirt under his fingernails from a life spent repairing vehicles and running a farm. When he’s not busy in the shop, he's working on maintenance articles and videos for Successful Farming magazine and answering questions from readers. The following is a letter the Engine Man received from Bruce Whitaker:


Tune-Up Tips: The Engine

Growing up on a small family farm that I still operate today, it was many years before we ran our first diesel. Thus, I became very intimate with the ignition system of a gasoline engine and its needs.


Thermostat Tune-Up

The purpose of a thermostat is to reduce engine warm-up time, maintain optimal running temperature, and help with heater output, if so equipped. When an engine is cold, a number of undesirable events occur. Wear rate of the internal parts is excessive due to poor lubrication and friction.