Over the past 5 years, we’ve served 17 of the world’s top 20 automotive companies. I had this happen about a month ago. $150 to repair my 2012 Dodge Ram truck. We live in the country and just about all of the suggestions above are not possible. The mechanic advised us to spray peppermint oil mix all of the inside of the engine. We did that. Last week my engine light came on again. Took it in today and again rat damage.
This blog is dedicated to exploring the future of humankind, affected by the decline of the availability of natural resources, the climate problem, and the human tendency of mismanaging both. The future doesn’t look bright, but it is still possible to do something good if we don’t discount the alerts of the modern Cassandras. (and don’t forget that the ancient prophetess turned out to be always right).
thanks for your encouragement about my writing on car design education. Your age 32 unfortunately puts you out of any kind of possibility to become a real car designer…the reason is simple:you need at least 5 years of school…now even if you get your diploma or BS in car design you … Read more
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I do KNOW for a fact that other things I tried did NOT work on what I had. Someone had said that peppermint oil would put them off. I took a cotton rag, soaked it in peppermint oil, then tied that near where they had been by the battery. Next morning, I went out and they had EATEN part of the cloth and pulled it all away from where I had tied it.
The combination of these factors is likely to generate an unstoppable and disruptive social phenomenon. Owning a car will be increasing seen as passé, whereas using the latest TAAS gadgetry will be seen as cool. People will scramble to get rid of their obsolete, clumsy, and unfashionable cars and TAAS will also … Read more
I hope you answered Yes” to the question above. So, let’s begin with defining what service absorption” means. We paid premium for this little gem… mainly because we’re not the handiest folks and knew that there would be very little we could do ourselves. When we searched for a Shasta our biggest red flag to avoid was any sign of water damage inside. I’d seen many a video about people’s renovation horrors and knew I wasn’t up to that level of reconstruction. I can barely find a philips screwdriver in my house.
The RMS voltage of an AC waveform is the effective voltage and similar to the average voltage. If the peak voltage is Vpeak, then the RMS voltage for a sinusoidal voltage is Vpeak / √2 The power in a circuit is the RMS voltage multiplied by the RMS current flowing in a load. The voltage normally printed on appliances is the RMS voltage even though this is not usually stated.
Finding what is draining the battery can be tricky, but sometimes your ears will help you find the culprit. SureTrack community member kenscssvc had a Chevrolet Impala in their shop because the owner complained that the battery kept … Read more
Adventures of the Automotive Archaeologist. I travel around looking for Barn Finds. I’ll go in farmer’s fields, junkyards, barns trying to find those elusive cars in barns. Because you never know what you are going to find. The best Barn Find might be just a barn away. Although the amperage battery drain test has been a popular and reliable technique for some years, it is difficult to implement on many late model vehicles. Many of these models have several computer modules that remain online for 30 minutes or more after you’ve shut off the engine and removed the key from the ignition switch.
I hook up my scan tool and check for codes and I have a P0335 code for Crankshaft Position Sensor. I also have no cranking rpm on my scan tool when I am physically cranking the engine over. Now at this point some background on this system. This Nissan platform is very common in my area and I have a lot of experience with these vehicles. This year Maxima has a CKP (POS) that reads off the flywheel and is mounted in the oil pan adapter. A CKP (REF) that reads off the front crankshaft dampener. A … Read more
Imaging will transform the car industry en-route to the self-driving paradigm shift. Another method to prep the paint surface is by using a gray or gold scotch-brite scuff pad.Â Be sure not to use the red pad, as this will create deeper scratched that will not be cover with the clear.Â Also, keep in ming that scuff pads only scuff.Â They will work for adequate adhesion, but they do not level.Â If you have heavy orange peel or trying to level a rough surface, use sandpaper.
And, if you do the math on a 500 RO (Customer Interaction) Service Drive and the typical 100 car store, you can expect to pay $50000.00 to get results that are somewhere north of say $145,000.00 in Gross Profit from the sale of those cars, or, you can spend $5000.00 in your Service Department ($10.00 per Customer) for a $153,000.00 Gross Profit return.
Buying the battery brand specified in your owner’s manual is the best way. But if that particular brand is too expensive and you want to do some cost-cutting, follow the specification requirement also found in the owner’s manual. IED is a good school. However IAAD has a speciphic rogram for motorcycle … Read more
Over the past 5 years, we’ve served 17 of the world’s top 20 automotive companies. At the same time, the Naza Group began to rapidly expand its motor-trading business. In 2005, it launched the Naza Automall in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, which is the largest showroom in Malaysia. With a built-up area of 250,414 square feet and the capacity to display 2,000 cars, the Naza Automall symbolized the group’s status as the largest importer of used and re-conditioned luxury and high-end vehicles in Malaysia.
No I don’t think I would consider myself a glamper – have never really been much of a girly girl. If you haven’t read below, I published a book you can buy now….. AND I have a 2nd one I’m working on right now! An open reference server implementation and framework can be found here and may be used for implementations. Ideally code will be committed back to this repository.
First of all i am writing from Peru in South America; actually i have a Bachelor in Industrial Design and i am 25 years. Here there are not many oportunities to be a transportation designer, that is the reason to go to study a master in other … Read more
Children now aged 10 have been exposed to computers and technology all of their lives. In fact, computers may have monitored children and helped with their survival since before they were born. Children today are in the Millennium Generation. It is a generation that is defined by technology. This generation accepts technology for what it is and what it can do. They have no fear of technology. They understand technology implicitly. They recognize that technology is important to society because they have been exposed to incredible benefits of technology their whole lives. Looks like approximately 600mv. I took these readings right at the coil connector. So what are our possibilities? I could have a grounded circuit, a grounded PCM driver, a bad connection right the coil connector, an open primary circuit in the coil itself. What would be easiest and quickest.
If you don’t have an extra lift to work on, find a job that doesn’t need a lift, or take a car that needs a road test for diagnosis. At least you can get started on it while you wait for your part, and you’re not wasting your time, remember time is cash!
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