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
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When you have more space you will be able to make as many new profit centers as you can handle with your new mechanic and this time you should lease new equipment, and take all the free training available when you lease a new machine such as a brake lathe.
I dug through my old sewing notions drawer and, luckily, found some narrow, white, flat elastic that was at least 10-15 years old but still seemed to have good stretch-and-recovery properties. I also found some elastic thread and promptly used it to sew a strip of flat … Read more
If you’ve ever attended CES or the Detroit Auto Show, you know that there are some impressive technology concepts showcased at these events. While many of the things that you see or read about are conceptual at best, some are either just around the corner or already in your nearest showroom. I am going to school for mechanical engineering and was thinking of buying an ASUS Q550LF-BBI7T21 laptop from best buy. I was wondering if there are any similar laptops within the same price range ($1000) that I should consider. Remove food sources near the car so the rats won’t be tempted to turn your car into a warehouse. Most notorious: dog food.
The Honda Monkey model Z50/AB27 was selected as our target as it’s one of the most popular motorcycles among tuning lovers. What is the reasoning behind all of this inter-industry material usage? Simple….common interests. Love, love, love this article! I’m sending it to all my friends and they’ll love it, too! Great job! It’s no wonder you received a well-deserved LotD for this lens! Congrats!!
I plan to continue working in my field and have more of a background involvement with the garage. Want to see my … Read more
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Repairing cooling system problems: Frequently, you can trace an engine overheating or overcooling problem to some failed part in the cooling system. Some of these repairs only require replacing a radiator hose or thermostat. Following the procedure described in your repair manual can help you fix the system.
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Our world faces numerous social challenges presented by the everlasting demand for mobility and the impact this has on space and environment. TU/e believes that technology is the answer to resolve the negative aspects. The Automotive major meets the demands of society on the automotive sector. You learn the basics of all the relevant parts of the car, so you can understand the car as a system. Because of this knowledge you contribute to innovations on smarter, cleaner and safer cars. Don’t worry if you make a mistake – it’s easy to fix. Don’t like the color after all? No problem! Just choose a different shade and paint over the first one. You can always change your mind, and even re-paint your shoes next season, next year, or whenever you wish. If you decide to change the color after you have already applied the clear top coat of Pledge floor finish, simply sand it off gently before you prep and re-paint over the old color.
After selling off his entire stock within three-months, Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin began a dealership for used luxury vehicles in Kuala Lumpur. Within several years, the group established itself as a major dealer of used … Read more
Electronics in the car have come a long way from the first in-car radio in 1930, and 1978 when Mercedes-Benz introduced the first production car with an optional electronic four-wheel multi-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) from Bosch. Replacing the condenser, which is located behind the grill, may involve removal of the front bumper, hood or grill depending on the model. Since the condenser is in front of the radiator, it is also prone to collect dirt, leaves and plastic bags. Bent over fins could also affect the efficiency of the condenser. A fin comb is designed to straighten bent fins. Two lines connect to the condenser; one from the compressor and the other is the liquid line. Before installing the new condenser, check to see how much refrigerant oil needs to be added.
This enables a more flexible architecture with a high degree of reuse of the software code base between the different domain/area controllers. In turn this allows the complete vehicle architecture to be built in a flexible manner, enabling the same code base to be reused across generations and differing variants within a model range.
The electricity supply for much workshop equipment is 400 volt 3 phase, ensure … Read more
Anyone who knows Lotus is aware that the British Automaker doesn’t make its cars fast by dropping a huge V-8 engine under the hood. Instead, the philosophy Lotus has prescribed to is adding lightness to a car to increase speed, not just pouring more horsepower and torque at the situation. The latest example of this idea in action is the new Lotus Exige Sport 350. Wow, how cool! What a great job of documenting your project for others to learn by. Well-deserved Lens of the Day! Look up reviews of local auto shops online. This lets you to know how they handle customers and how good they are at solving any problem you may encounter. This information can be used to get with a shop that makes you comfortable.
If you don’t have one, you can buy an aftermarket repair manual for your particular car model online or from one of your local auto-parts stores. However, your local public library may have a copy of the manual in the reference section as well. It was only two years old. I thought that it should last longer, but after reading your article I realize that it is normal for a cheap … Read more
But a battery power drain can also be the work of a bad alternator diode or even a faulty battery. The age of the battery gives you an idea on how long it should be able to perform. A battery is considered ‘fresh’ if it is less than 6 months old. I’m also from Melbourne, currently in the process of putting together a business plan to establish a new workshop in the west suburbs.
Thank u so much for the information. im an 18 year old boy working towards becoming a car designer. it has been my life dream. after reading your article, ive become far more inspired into achieving this goal! thank you once more. Great lens. I will probably find a way to link to it from my education web site, which is visited by a lot of teachers.
This is a great lens! It’s something that I may try in the future if I see a pair of shoes that I like in the wrong color. Thanks Bob for the comment. I liked your hub on cherry smoothie’s, I’ll have to try one. A workshop that can do everything in-house will attract more customers, and if you … Read more
Spinale Automotive is conveniently located on 34 Bridge Street in Salem MA right across from Dunkin Donuts. Please stop buy for your Car Service Needs. We are open Mon-Friday 5am-5pm. We leave the hoods up. That seems to be working so far, but only since winter hit and we closed the hoods for rainy days we’ve seen more evidence. Some people think the sonic deterrents work, others say old fashioned traps- though they only take care of one at a time, and there seems to be an endless supply of mice.
No matter master or undergraduate, everybody deserves a chance to win or to fail. BTW It seems that Honda owners get more of than their share of this- possibly a design feature that allows critters easy access from under the vehicle. Hello cobb. Yes, I think your background and love of cars are big assets when considering owning a workshop.
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