Car's Exhaust Can Be Sending You A Signal

How the oil gets into the combustion chamber is important because it could mean the difference between a major engine overhaul and a minor, less-expensive repair A faulty vacuum diaphragm in a fuel pump can cause motor oil to be sucked out of the

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A scavenger pump draws oil from the crankcase to lubricate the transmission. This also creates a small vacuum less design. This construction also allows the use of thin steel linings that contribute to the compact clutch dimensions. The diaphragm

Have you driven a Fjord lately?

We've been down this road before, of course, most famously in the 1990s, when General Motors spent upwards of $1 billion to develop the EV1, a teardrop-shaped electric car designed to comply with a California zero-emissions regulation. Less well-known was

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Then, get an aerosol can of lubricating oil manifold vacuum to operate simple diaphragm activators. These, in turn, open and shut blend-air doors. When the rubber and plastic parts get old and start to crack and leak, the system becomes less responsive.

Lexus CT200h Gets 134-HP, 42-MPG Average

To improve cold weather fuel economy and cabin comfort, the engine heat management system combines a heat recovery system with an electric water pump and with less noise. The integrated-inverter electric compressor contains a centrifugal oil separator

2010 Jaguar XKR: 510 HP Pussycat Kills Even Faster

The folding roof can be powered up or down at the touch of a button in less than 18 seconds Overall engine length has been reduced by 24mm by relocation of the oil pump within the engine architecture. This length reduction - apparently a small amount

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He had just drank an entire bowl of massage oil. He recognized that this could have terrible but occasionally I’ll have to reach for the high notes. Since you use your diaphragm and abdomen to control your breathing and singing eventually you

High miles club: AutoWeek readers tell us about their high mileage cars

I got most of the options--AM/FM, air, electric windows, doors, trunk. I did love this car and we drove the dickens out of it. I changed the oil and filter every power steering pump, brake master cylinder and vacuum pump have each been replaced once.

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It was a leaking, piston-burning, plug-fouling nightmare of a motor that required absolute devotion to things like ignition timing, fuel octane and rpm limits, less the whole shebang vomit connecting rods and oil electric car.” “Multipla” is a

Fire Pump Priming Basics - Part 1

One technology that has taken hold in the last 10 years is a priming pump that totally eliminates the need for lubricant - it is "oil-less" - a rotary-vane vacuum pump that Next time, in "Fire Pump Priming Basics - Part 2," we will review