Episode 10 – What is Tribology

Steve and Chuck talk with Lake Speed Jr from Total Seal Piston Rings about Tribology and what it is, piston rings and bore sealing. But before the discussion with Lake, they take a step back in time to enlighten the listeners on some history for July when the first Ford vehicle sold back in 1903!

Episode 9 – Engine Break In

Steve and Chuck discuss important precautions that should be looked at during engine break in. Making sure your engine is broken in correctly and properly will help make that newly rebuilt engine last longer.

Episode 8 – Engine Blueprinting

Steve and Chuck interview Norris Marshall of Blueprint Engines in Nebraska about the importance of engine blueprinting. Norris shares how he got started in the business as well as some key points when blueprinting an engine.

Episode 7 – Diesel Engines

Steve Fox, Chuck Lynch and special guest AERA Senior Technical Specialist Dave Hagen discuss the evolvement of the diesel engine — older diesel engines compared to the newer diesel engines and how things have changed over the years.  

Episode 6 – Understanding Fasteners in Today’s Engines

Steve, Chuck and special guest AERA Tech Specialist Brian Roberts discuss AERA Tech Bulletin TB2997 (Proper Use and Installation of Torque-to-Yield Head Bolts) and expand upon that by covering the important topic of fasteners in today’s engines.

Episode 5 – Measure Twice, Cut Once

Chuck and Steve discuss the importance of taking measurements during disassembly of engine components, as well as making notes. Taking the time to follow these procedures will make engine assembly go a lot easier.

Episode 4 – Machine Maintenance

In this episode, Steve and Chuck discuss the importance of machine maintenance along with AERA’s online training program and the AERA Super Webinar happening on November 20.

Episode 3 – Promoting Your Business Through Social Media

AERA’s Rob Munro joins Chuck and Steve in this episode covering how to promote your business through social media. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the three main platforms used in our industry. Listen to learn more about how you can use any of these platforms to help grow your business.

Episode 2 – Promoting Your Business

Steve and Chuck cover some of the basics of promoting your business to your customers. First impressions are lasting impressions, especially in this industry. Use these tips to help make your business the best it can be.

Episode 1 – Who Is AERA

AERA staffers Steve Fox and Chuck Lynch introduce themselves and give an overview of AERA Engine Builders Association and all the benefits it has to offer its members.