Author: Clearwater Cylinder Head

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While the Jeep Patriot isn’t the most popular SUV on the market, it’s a great vehicle for drivers who are looking for either an off-roading or regular SUV. The Patriot has many of the high-quality features that we’ve come to expect from the Jeep brand, but there are many hidden facts about this vehicle you might not know. Keep reading as we share seven fun facts about the Jeep Patriot that might even surprise owners of this vehicle.

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The cylinder head resurfacing process is an important aspect of maintaining the health of your vehicle engine and cylinder head. Without resurfacing, you run the risk of head gasket failure and compromise the overall quality of the cylinder head. Not only will a resurfaced head have a better finish, but it will also increase the compression ratio. In return, your cylinder head will function and look as good as new. While it is a relatively inexpensive service for a mechanic to complete, some people opt for their own DIY project. Sure it can be done, but will it be worth the overall cost, time spent, and effort?

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Are you looking to buy a vehicle that has the look and feel of an SUV but is not as large? While a desirable component of the SUV is how spacious it is, not every family needs a car that big in their garage. For the past 15 years, the GMC Acadia has been providing the same comfort and safety features of a full-sized SUV but reducing it to a mid-size aesthetic. The Acadia is known for being one of the top-selling vehicles at GMC and continues to top the charts in mid size SUVs. From its capable engines to its good gas mileage, the Acadia presents four generations of well-equipped, yet affordable models.

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Over 35 years ago, Ford Motor Company produced its 2.9L V-6 engine in Cologne, Germany. Prior to its wide-spreading popularity in North America, the 2.9L V-6 engine was intended and used in European vehicles. Between German markets and British markets, the engine was replacing other competitors in the market. Its versatile use in makes and models quickly grew the engine’s popularity in North American markets. As for the specifics of the engine, in comparison to the 2.8L engine, the 2.9L engine underwent minor changes and improvements.