DIAGNOSTICS FUEL INJECTOR MALFUNCTIONS

September 22, 2014 | Technical Questions | Bill Love | No comments

DIAGNOSTICS FUEL INJECTOR MALFUNCTIONS Over the last 30 years, in an effort to improve fuel efficiency (i.e., fuel economy) and reduce automotive emissions, the carburetor has been phased out and has been replaced by the fuel injector. A typical fuel injector is shown in Figure 1. If you want to find a carburetor, you’ll have […]


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Strut Replacement

September 20, 2014 | Technical Questions | Bill Love | No comments

Strut Replacement Emergence of the front wheel drive (FWD) transverse-mounted engine layout over the past 30 years has resulted in the McPherson-style strut taking the place of the conventional tubular shock absorber and upper control arm assemblies. A major suspension component, the strut serves double duty as the shock and the upper mounting anchor for […]


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Ball Joint Service

September 19, 2014 | Technical Questions | Bill Love | No comments

Ball Joint Service The ball joint is a major front suspension component, connecting the lower control arm to the steering knuckle. It serves as a pivot point for the knuckle, enabling vehicle steering and accommodation of road surface irregularities. In most applications, the ball joint is an integral part of the lower control arm. In […]


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Does Your Truck Need a Transmission Cooler Upgrade?

September 9, 2014 | Technical Questions | Bill Love | No comments

Does Your Truck Need a Transmission Cooler Upgrade? Transmission cooler mounted in front of the truck’s radiator.    Back in the old days –way back in the old days — there was only one part of your truck’s drivetrain that you needed to keep cool, the radiator. Even that was simple. Fill it up with some loose […]


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Six Things to Consider Before Painting Your Car

September 8, 2014 | Technical Questions | Bill Love | No comments

Tips to help the decisions involved in repainting your car or truck.   If you’re thinking about having your car painted, there are lots of things to consider. The decision to repaint your car or truck should be a serious one, first and foremost due to the expense of it. The following are some things that […]


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What Does a Cold Air Intake Do? AEM Induction Systems Answers – The AEM CAI Debate

There is a lot of discussion among air intake system buyers leading many to ask What Does a Cold Air Intake Do? AEM is happy to provide answers concerning the function of an AEM CAI An AEM cold air intake system, like the CAI on this 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L L4, is designed to […]


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Is Carburetion or Injection the Way to Go?

 Is Carburetion or Injection the Way to Go? When I started building performance engines for cars a lifetime ago, we had two choices when it came to getting the air and fuel into our engines: We could choose a carburetor or we could choose a bigger carburetor. Fuel injection, while it had been around for […]


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Windshield Glass

Windshield Glass R&R It’s recommended that you use heavy gloves any time that you are handling glass. It’s also recommended that you wear eye protection. This page is written with a 65 Chevelle windshield as the example. The method is typical of most of the older GM products. The trim around the windshield is held […]


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Drag Race 101: Building an LS Bracket Motor from Scratch

Drag Race 101: Building an LS Bracket Motor from Scratch  Picking the Power Parts When you’re building an engine from scratch, there are any numbers of ways to begin the selection process.  You can build the short block and go from there (and that seems to be the most common method). But there is another […]


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Sanding blocks, fairing boards and fillers in action

Sanding blocks, fairing boards and fillers in action In any given facet of the automotive trade, it pays to pay attention to technology. In my own protective bubble as an automotive painter, technological advancements have made their way through the chemistry we use, as well as how we use it, all the way into the […]


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