When you first start doing your own automotive maintenance and repair work, you’ll find yourself making some pretty impressive messes. Even as an auto repair veteran, I still find myself making a few good ones. Since spills are a pretty common occurrence with mechanical work, knowing how to clean them up should be part of your knowledge base. Use the tools that make you the most money: your eyes and your pen. Don’t overlook potential up sells, especially safety items. When writing out your estimates for parts and labor, be sure to add the smallest details like -rings and gaskets. All those small parts can add up, and if they’re not in stock it could cost you time (cash) plus you will seem incompetent to the customer.
Vivek take the DSK-ISD opportunity fro 2 main reasons: 3 years are better than 2, car design means a lot of practice….2 years is not enough! Just the other day I got a napkin out of my glove box and it had been chewed/shredded by something with teeth. Mm, I better check under my hood!
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This family of operational amplifiers provides input offset voltage correction for very low offset and offset drift, with a gain bandwidth product of 10 MHz. You might ask. Yes, Lenovo models up from Y50 – Y700 had heating problems earlier. This was due to an incompatible graphics driver for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. When users turned off the NVIDIA graphics card and used the in-house Intel HD Graphics, the problem would go away.
Most automotive spills and messes are petroleum related, and that’s because most of the chemicals used in your car (gasoline, motor oil, and various other lubricants) are petroleum based. The other common spill is ethylene gycol, otherwise known as antifreeze.
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Key Applications: Personal vehicles, vans, trucks, SUVs, hybrids, racing cars, aftermarket service & repair centers, OEM assembly lines. Despite the name, I believe metal flakes are generally automotive grade polyester, although some have an aluminum core (as do some other glitters). Because they are made to be solvent resistant, they tend to be more colorfast but because they are cut from polyester film like those other glitters, they have an exposed edge which leaves them subject to bleeding too.
Car batteries are NOT ‘maintenance free’. You must check the battery regularly. Keep the terminals, cables, and connectors clean and free from corrosion. Here’s how to clean the battery: use a wire brush and baking soda/water mixture to scrub away the growth of whitish, greenish, and bluish stuff on the battery terminals.
The best news of all is that this may not just be a concept. BMW has put the Zagato Coupe through high speed testing, and it meets German road standards. We may actually see this thing on the road! DuPont science is improving today’s hybrid and electric vehicles helping develop the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.
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As an 80’s survivor I feel it’s my civic duty to the children of the world to raise awareness of the ugliness that was the 1980s. More to the point to I would like to highlight and bring to the surface what used to be considered fashionable and practical modes of transportation. The vehicles affected by the recall are the 4-cylinder-engine-equipped 2001-7 Honda Accord; the 2001-2 Honda Accord V6; the 2001-5 Honda Civic; the 2002-6 Honda CR-V; the 2003-11 Honda Element; the 2002-4 Honda Odyssey; the 2003-7 Honda Pilot; the 2006 Honda Ridgeline; the 2003-6 Acura MDX; and the 2002-3 Acura TL and CL.
It has a vertical sensitivity of between 2mV and 10V / div. And this is also a USB device which can be synced with your PC using a cable, so you can get access to the onboard waveform storage. It also has the automatic measurements you’d expect as well as FFT.
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Imaging will transform the car industry en-route to the self-driving paradigm shift. The MCP39F511 is a highly integrated, single-phase power-monitoring IC designed for real-time measurement of input power for AC/DC power supplies, providing power and energy values. It includes dual-channel delta sigma ADCs, a 16-bit calculation engine, EEPROM and a flexible 2-wire interface.
Great comment ELK, if you are running 3 bays it is time to go pro. Service managers with lots of hands on experience usually make it in workshops especially if they have enough skills to gain a strong following. Good luck with your new business, and contact me anytime if you need any steerage along the way.
EV industry needs RethinkX type of papers to promote its ideas. Industry always needs growth, therefore the prediction of increase in passenger miles in the paper. It’s the only way to persuade public to use more EVs which requires increased production in that industry. The paper suits the needs of industry, not the needs of public. TaaS concept is at best short term alternative and at worst just another persuasion tool for the public that suits the needs of industry. If industry knows that there is less and less oil … Read more
STRATTEC’s record of excellence was recognized recently by two of the Big Three” U.S. automotive companies. In 2014 STRATTEC was named Supplier of the Year by Ford Rotunda, part of Ford Customer Service, a division of Ford Motor Company. And in 2013, the company was named Supplier of the Year for the electronics products category by Chrysler. This is a celebration of 1920’s Automobiles, taken from actual advertisements of the era. The beautiful color illustrations in the Adverts are much more attractive to me than the color photo’s which eventually replaced them. Many of the color advertisements show the cars in actual settings of the period, helping to bring the 1920’s period back to life for modern readers by displaying cars in their original surroundings. If you weren’t there, this is the next best thing!
Once the warranty period expires, there does not seem to be much effort to keep the customer coming back for retail repairs. After all, during the season,” the shop is booked for two weeks or longer on any given day, so why worry about retail repair work? This attitude needs to change because retail customers will spend thousands of dollars on parts and labor, which … Read more
Key Applications: Personal vehicles, vans, trucks, SUVs, hybrids, racing cars, aftermarket service & repair centers, OEM assembly lines. Working on a friend’s car, someone else has already changed the plugs, wires, coil and cam sensor. Misfires on cyl. 2 after warm up. But still getting a good spark from coil on 2. Turning off the key and restarting, Engine runs good again for a short time. I’m thinking the pcm has a bad quad driver and is shutting down the injector. What are your thoughts. I’m leaning towards a pcm replacement.
For the first restoration/repair work of Torino Time, featuring my 1971 Ford Torino 500, I tackle that damn door. As I mentioned in the Torino Time intro , the driver side door stopped working from the outside while the engine was being worked on. I assumed this would be an easy fix, and something that I really wanted fixed soon, so that’s what I tackled first.
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Thank you for this posting. I have a very talented student that is drawing car designs already in 8th grade as well as some designers. However, I am especially thankful for your comments on professionalism, attitude and working together. This is something he struggles with (a lot of attitude).
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A couple of months ago the turbo went out on my 2002 Audi A4 and I had no idea what to do. I knew that if I took it to the dealership that they were going to gouge me by charging some ridiculous price for a brand new turbo. I told my mechanic I wanted to do some research before I decided to buy a new turbo for my Audi. I went online and found that the Turbo in my car was a BorgWarner. For those of you that don’t know, BorgWarner is an extremely reputable manufacturer of Turbos. I did some research on their company, and as it turns out they are a Fortune 500 company and they make not only turbos, but a wide variety of parts for powertrains. The two men didn’t know what to call their new venture. They were encouraged by their Sunday school class to call it Christian Brothers Automotive, as they were two brothers in Christ. So, in August 1982, Mark Carr and his partner opened a complete automotive repair facility in Mission Bend, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and founded Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation (CBAC).
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I started writing on HubPages because I had a few ideas and tricks of the trade I wanted to share with the world. I figured if I could just get this information in front of people, it just might help someone out. I witness so much dishonesty in the automotive business it made me sick, from mechanics up-selling unnecessary work, to service advisers using scare tactics to pressure customers into buying useless dealership recommended services. In charge of Sustainable Development and External Affairs since 2010, Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni joined Valeo in 2006 as CEO’s delegate, member of the executive committee. Also, after six years as Vice-Chairman, he became in July 2015 co-Chairman of European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) the main automotive technology platform on collaborative research of the EU Commission and acting Chairman of its related PPP European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI). His commitment to establish fair relationships between the automotive industry and international bodies, with a multi-stakeholder approach is also reflected by his commitment to advise the International Forum of OECD Transport Ministers from the beginning (2008) and to the Global Council of Automotive Industry of the World Economic Forum since its creation (2010).
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