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Cooling system's Thermostat removal should be temporary, if necessary.

Cooling system's Thermostat removal should be temporary, if necessary.

Many people have asked whether it is good to remove the thermostat in their cars.
For fuel economy and engine longevity concerns, the best is the have the engine's Thermostat in place. This can make the rings still be in good shape after many miles.
Where proper maintenance of using coolant solution and replacing the coolant (causing severe rust and/or scale formation) and Thermostat periodically are not followed, as in the case of many users in Nigeria, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT to protect the engine from catastrophic failure as a result of overheat. Thermostat removal should normally be a temporary measure till you can get the cooling system clean, get quality coolant and quality Thermostat. Thermostat removal can be done for the purpose of troubleshooting too and then returned back to..

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Why wrongly selected fuel pump won't perform well

Why wrongly selected fuel pump won't perform well

Are you having drivability issues with every non stock fuel pump, these are factors that you should look into when buying one.
 
1. Flow (volume)2. Pressure3. Voltage.
 
Sometimes, defective or weak fuel pumps are passed as okay simply because technician feels that the pressure is okay. As engine load/horse power demand increases, there is need for more volume of fuel. Hence, a pump that appears to have sufficient pressure may not be able to meet up with volume demand.
Ensure that the new pump meets the pressure and volume demand of the car.
 
Note that some pumps are volume rated at zero line pressure. When fitted into the car,restrictions will be introduced and volume will drop. Hence, that volume rating is not practical when the fuel pump ..

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How a poorly maintained cooling system can damage a car's transmission

How a poorly maintained cooling system can damage a car's transmission

There are some cars that have transmission heat exchangers attached to the bottom of the radiator. Mineral deposits as a result of prolonged use of water can go settle at the water passage side of the oil cooler and block it. You will then have only ATF circulating but not water and hence no heat exchange. This is the beginning of the end of such transmission.
As the transmission will be overheating especially during high ambient temperatures, sporty or high speed driving.
This is because there would no longer be heat transfer from the transmission fluid to the coolant.
The transmission overheats, oil gets burned, clutches wear out, solenoids overheat and gets damaged, electrical wires resistances increase and so on.
This can be prevented by ensuring that the cooling system mai..

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Factors that could make engine oils degrade faster in hot climate

Factors that could make engine oils degrade faster in hot climate

We are writing this article to advise owners not to exceed manufacturers oil cnange intervals in Nigeria because of the presence of factors that could cause faster oil degradation. Below are some of the factors explained. 

Dust - Relative to the western world, our environment is very dusty. Coupled with poor maintenance culture of not replacing bad engine intake air filters, dust finds its way more easily and hence contaminate and degrade the oil faster.
Substandard oil filters - The engine oil filters that are mostly on sale in Nigeria are substandard. This is so because of the fact that many Nigerians prefer cheap products. These substandard oil filters are not able to filter very micro particles (like little particles of dust, iron fillings, carbon) which causes the o..

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Coolant versus water in a car's cooling system

Coolant versus water in a car's cooling system

Many vehicle users do not see the need to use coolant in their vehicles simply because they put in water and their vehicle runs fine simply because they are unaware of the long term negative effect that it will have on their vehicle's cooling system and the engine itself.
Now, let's see how coolant performs when used and how water performs when used in the cooling system.
• Ordinary water - let's say either tap, well or borehole water. These water contain minerals that cause corrosion to engine block, piping and radiator core. Those minerals also cause scale formation. For better understanding, check your old home electric kettle, you will notice a brown layer under, that is scale! When water that contains these salts evaporates, it leaves behind the salts that forms scale.&..

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What to do to keep your Hybrid Synergy Drive car running for long

What to do to keep your Hybrid Synergy Drive car running for long

Hybrid Synergy Drives are great advanced and complex automobiles that serves well if properly maintained.
Below are very useful tips that will make your HSD ownership a great experience.

Only recommended AC compressor oil should be used. This is because the compressor is electrical and oils used in conventional compressors can damage them. Similarly, only recommended refrigerant should be used and only the volume required should be put in. Note that many of the HSD use refrigerant volume that is less than that of many conventional cars.


Air conditioner should be working at all time because the cabin air is used for traction battery cooling. Similarly, the cabin air filter should be replaced when due for replacement.


Recommended brake fluid should be used and..

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