So, The more you know about your vehicle, the more likely you’ll be able to head off repair problems.

Also, Miscellaneous topics including, auto parts and systems are the building blocks that come together to make automobiles function.

So, Let’s talk about some of the miscellaneous topics on this page. This is more of a smorgasbord of automotive information rather than a lesson.

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Emission-Thermactor Plugs for Small Block Fords

Broken Bolt – Stud Removing – Repair Tips To Save You Time And Money

How to clean engine coolant from lubricating system

Original diagnosis problems-Engine or part replacement

Engine oil sludge-Where does it come from

Torque to yield bolts-What are they

How to clean engine oil from cooling system

Stay ahead of car problems by using your sense of sight-hearing-touch-and smell

Zinc additives for flat tappet lifter break-in

Dash Warning Lights-What Do They Mean

Engine Damage-How To Stay Ahead of Costly Repairs

Top Dead Center (TDC) What You Need To Know

Coolant-Antifreeze – Engine Cooling And Testing Made Easy

Fuel System Related Problems – Not Always Easy To Solve

Mechanical Fuel Pumps-Basic Information And Troubleshooting

Excessive Fuel Consumption – Common Causes And Cures

Torque Specifications – Not Knowing Is Just Asking For Failure

Pushrods On G.M. 3.1-3.4 Engines – This Is Still Going On !!!

Engine Surging or Misfiring – Many System Malfunctions Can Cause This

Low Compression Causing Engine Misfires – Is It A Mechanical Malfunction

Fuel Wash – How To Eliminate This Potentially Serious Problem

Engine Troubleshooting FAQ – Automotive Repair Help With Solutions

Rough Engine Idle – Common Causes With Possible Solutions

Many parts on your vehicle are interrelated.

So, Ignoring maintenance can lead to trouble: specific parts — or an entire system — can fail. Also, Neglecting routine maintenance, like changing the oil or checking the coolant, can lead to, unreliability, or costly breakdowns. It also may invalidate your warranty

At some time or another many of us will have our check engine light (CEL) illuminati on the dashboard. This indication is a somewhat common occurrence with many vehicles and more commonly than not, it is not a serious problem.

This light is, however, part of a built in computerized diagnostic system, so it would never be a good idea to just ignore the light. In most cases, though, it does not necessarily mean that you have to pull over to the side of the road and immediately shut off your vehicle.

It is important to not confuse the check engine light with the maintenance required light or the service required light as these two lights have different meanings than the check engine light. The maintenance required or service required light typically will illuminate at a given mileage to let you know that a vehicle service is needed. These lights are referring to a non-imperative service requirement like a tune up.

So, All cars require maintenance to remain operable. Even when you stay on top of suggested support services, like oil changes and tire rotations, issues will occur. Driving style or car model may leave your car more prone to certain problems than others.


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