External Engine Parts
Your engine is the most important part of your vehicle, and the most expensive component to replace if it fails, so it makes sense to properly maintain that mill and use the best parts. We can help on both counts, with maintenance products like oil and filters to keep your engine going, and the finest quality replacement components if repairs are needed. Be good to your engine and you’ll get many miles of great performance in return.
Engine dress-up kits are primarily designed for their aesthetic appeal. Depending on the type of kit, engine dress-ups are made from steel, solid billet aluminum, or stainless steel. They can come with an assortment of designs, logos, and engravings to proudly display the make and model of your pride and joy! Some kits are also paintable so you can customize the color of the dress-up kit to perfectly match the theme of your ride. Officially licensed engine dress-up kits are better since they are specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle and are considered official OEM parts. Engine dress-up kits are easy to install and can make a huge difference in style when you pop open the hood in the next car show. Sam’s Motorsports has a large inventory of engine dress-up kits for any type of import or domestic vehicle. This is an easy and affordable way to customize the looks in the engine bay without painting or extensive mods.
An Engine Torque Damper is designed to reduce engine movement and therefore improve handling and traction. This will help reduce wheel hop, improve cornering and stability, and help the engine stay planted during quick shifts and launches.
The valve cover gasket has an important job to do. It protects the cylinder head from the elements while keeping the oil from escaping the motor. The valve cover gasket seals the cylinder head and the valve cover to prevent oil leaks. The most common symptoms of brittle or worn-out valve cover gaskets are oil leaks, low levels of engine oil, engine misfire, and the smell of burning oil when you start the motor. Total failure of the valve cover gasket can spell disaster for the motor. If the valve cover is dirty or if you see traces of leaking oil, it is better to check and replace the valve cover gaskets to prevent engine problems later on. Sam’s Motorsports has a large inventory of OEM and aftermarket engine valve cover gaskets at discounted prices for any type of domestic or import vehicle.
You might think the engine valve covers are meant to last the life of your vehicle. You are partly right since the engine valve covers are also prone to wear and tear. The valve cover is engineered to protect the valve train against harmful contaminants. The extremely high temperatures inside the engine bay (particularly in tuned or high-performance vehicles) will significantly degrade the performance of the valve cover. Car owner’s also dress up the engine bay with aluminum valve covers for better performance and show car looks. Oil leaks under the valve cover might also be symptoms of a bad valve cover gasket and should be replaced immediately. If you need engine valve covers and valve cover gaskets for your import or domestic car, truck, or SUV, check out the discounted prices here at Sam’s Motorsports and get the chance to save money with each purchase.
The motor mounts, engine mounts, or engine supports in your vehicle are engineered to perform two crucial tasks. First, the mounts are designed to secure the engine and the transmission to the frame of the vehicle. Next, the motor mounts are designed to absorb shock to quell engine vibrations as you drive the car. The motor mounts and transmission mounts are crafted from rubber and steel. High-performance racing motor mounts are crafted from solid billet aluminum to reduce weight while providing stiffer support to improve the acceleration and performance of your vehicle. The main symptom of bad or broken motor mounts is a loud clunking noise from under the engine bay. Whether you are looking for OEM or performance motor mounts, check out our inventory here at Sam’s Motorsports. We offer high-quality motor and transmission mounts from the best-renowned brands at discounted prices.
Oil caps might look fairly simple and harmless, but it's vital that they're there and in top nick if you want your engine to work properly. Basically, the oil cap is just a small plastic cap which sits on top of the oil inlet, stopping dirt and grime from getting in.
The inside of your motor is a filthy place—oil & fuel is sloshed over churning metal parts. With so much going on inside that hunk of metal under the hood, it's no wonder oily-messes build up where they shouldn't. Our catch cans keep messy oil & fuel vapors from creeping into the motor's intake and clogging up vital parts.
The engine oil dipstick is utilized to determine the amount of oil inside the oil pan. The oil dipstick is a thin and long metal rod that extends in the oil pan so you can get an accurate reading of the oil level without disassembling the motor. It is advisable to check the oil level at least once a week or before taking a long drive. It is dangerous and irresponsible to drive a motor vehicle with critically low levels of oil since this can cause engine malfunction and damage. The oil dipstick is different from the transmission dipstick in cars equipped with an automatic transmission so you better make sure you are checking the right one. If your car needs a brand new oil dipstick, you have come to the right place. Sam’s Motorsports is home to the best oil dipsticks for any type of motor.
Oil Filters are one of the most critical maintenance items in your vehicle. Motor oil is the “life blood” of your vehicle’s engine. It primary purpose is to lubricate the engine and carry or suspend contaminant through the oil filter in order remove them from the oil. The oil filter works with the engine oil to block contaminants from entering your vehicle’s engine.
Oil pans are detachable mechanisms made out of thin steel and bolted to the bottom of the crankcase. To maximize its function, it is molded into a deeper section and mounted at the bottom of the crankcase to serve as an oil reservoir. The oil pan also hosts the oil pump and on the bottom of which is the oil drain plug. When an engine is at rest, the oil pan gathers the oil as it flows down from the sides of the crankcase.
The PCV valve is an important part of the crankcase ventilation system. The PCV or Positive Crankcase Valve is a one-way passage for the exhaust gasses coming from the crankcase of the motor. The PCV valve can get clogged or stuck over time and cause a variety of symptoms like oil seal or gasket failure, engine oil leaks, increase in engine internal pressure, black smoke coming from the exhaust, engine surges, and performance issues. Since the system is designed to recycle the gasses and is part of the engine emissions control system, your vehicle might not pass emissions testing if the PCV valve is dirty, broken, or malfunctioning. Sam’s Motorsports is the place to find high-quality replacement PCV valves for any kind of domestic or import vehicle.
The stock pulleys from the factory are good for stock applications only. If your vehicle is tuned to provide exhilarating performance, you might want to upgrade the pulleys in the motor as well. It’s a known fact the drive belts can cause noise and poor performance, but the pulleys are actually responsible for governing the movement of the serpentine belts to operate the water pump, alternator, and HVAC system. Aftermarket performance engine pulleys are designed to be lighter and corrosion resistant to deliver peak performance at any RPM. Performance pulleys will also prevent wear and tear on the belts while reducing noises when the engine is in operation. Sam’s Motorsports carries a wide array of engine pulleys, tensioners, and idler assemblies at low and discounted prices.
Your timing chain needs oil from the engine to stay lubricated and things can get a little messy in the process. Keeping the oil flow from spraying all over the engine, and possibly causing engine breakdown from oil starvation, your timing cover has a serious task to tackle.
The water outlet or the coolant housing is the contact point between the upper radiator hose and the motor. Depending on the type of vehicle, the water outlet can be made from plastic, metal, or resin. Older vehicles will be fitted with metal water outlets that can deteriorate with poor maintenance and using tap water instead of a coolant and water mixture in the radiator. Plastic or resin water outlets are preferred for newer cars since these are resistant to corrosion and expansion caused by extreme heat or cold. If the engine thermostat needs to be replaced, it is a good idea to check the condition of the coolant housing. Faulty water outlets will cause premature thermostat failure and overheating issues. Sam’s Motorsports is your primary destination for the best quality water outlets and other cooling system components for any type of domestic or import vehicle. We offer all performance parts at discounted prices so you can get your car back on the road in no time at all!
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