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Dangers of overused engine air filter that has become flaky

Dangers of overused engine air filter that has become flaky

I have seen cars with very old and overused air filters. These air filters are so bad that they are not only blocked but have become flaky. The air filter begins to disintegrate on its own and the particles find their way into the combustion chamber.
The photo that is attached is a photo of an en..

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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 from a car

Effects of cooling system thermostat removal from a car

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. read more

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 turns chocolate brown or mud-like

Automatic transmission fluid 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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