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How to minimize electrical power consumption of a car

How to minimize electrical power consumption of a car

It is often desirable to minimize electrical current draw of the different electrical loads of a car. This minimizes stress on components like Alternator, Battery and Electrical cables. This in turn prolongs the life of those components.
Some people are actually doing non-standard practices that ..

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When you should change engine air filter earlier than recommended

When you should change engine air filter earlier than recommended

The engine air filter is one preventive maintenance item that is often overlooked. There are two air filters in a typical car; the engine air filter and the cabin air filter. In this article, we are going to be focusing on the engine air filter.
The engine air filter is responsible for filtering ..

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Effects of cooling system thermostat removal in hot climate

Effects of cooling system thermostat removal in hot climate

There is a myth that is quite popular in some countries with hot climate, even among mechanics - "cooling system's thermostat is not needed in the car".
This believe is not necessarily true even though the importance of the thermostat is not as much as it is in a car in a cold climate.<..

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Car kickstarter relay solenoid teardown - Inside the kickstarter solenoid

Car kickstarter relay solenoid teardown - Inside the kickstarter solenoid

This blog post is meant to satisfy the curiosity of people who may have wondered what is in the kickstarter solenoid. The solenoid is often a sealed unit such that once it develops a fault, it is simply replaced.
We cut one kickstarter solenoid open with a hand saw as shown in the image of this p..

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Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) turns chocolate brown or mud-like

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) turns chocolate brown or mud-like

Automatic transmissions are very delicate part of automobiles. They ought to be handled with care and owner or users ought to have a good level of maintenance culture.
One of the practices that kill automatic transmissions is the use of incompatible automatic transmission fluid in the transmissio..

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Causes of burnt or blown cell in hybrid vehicle battery pack

Causes of burnt or blown cell in hybrid vehicle battery pack

One might wonder what can possibly cause just a single cell to get blown amongst many other cells in a hybrid vehicle battery pack. Users who encounter this situation are left with questions rather than answers. Even technicians are sometimes at loss on the cause of this type of situation.
There ..

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How to clean cooling  system that is contaminated with engine oil or transmission oil

How to clean cooling system that is contaminated with engine oil or transmission oil

A very frustrating situation can arise where either the engine oil or automatic transmission fluid finds its way into the cooling system and mixes with the coolant solution.
This can happen through the following;

Leaking cylinder head gasket
Cracked cylinder head
Faulty engine oil co..

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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 ex..

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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 so..

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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 some of the specifications that should be checked when buying a fuel pump.
1. Flow (volume)2. Pressure3. Voltage
At times, defective or weak fuel pumps are passed as okay simply because the technician feels that the pr..

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