To better understand why the automotive industry is in the middle of a perfect storm , first go back and consider the also perfect set of events that led to a robust recovery and a record setting 2016 sales year. A tiny split or damage to a hose could, if left unnoticed result in engine or gearbox damage. Engineered components like wheel bearings, crankshafts etc. where metal surface condition is the first indicator of part failure. All these important visual signs require good natural light.
Spring-lock connectors have been used by Ford Motor Company for many years on fuel and AC lines. A special tool is required to disconnect the lines. The tool must be the right size for the line being disconnected. As the tool slides into the line connection, it spreads the garter spring over the other line. The lines can then be pulled apart. Two -rings seal each connection. To reassemble, lube the -rings and then push the lines together until the garter spring clicks and locks the connection. Double check the lock by trying to pull the lines apart.
Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Heiner Heimes studied mechanical engineering and economics at the RWTH Aachen University. He started … Read more
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. Installation was a breeze. However, I nearly gave up when the reservoir started leaking, and nothing was coming out of the sprayers. I popped one of the hoses off the sprayers, engaged them, and got sprayed with water. So, there was pressure, but it stopped at the sprayers. Turns out, they were painted over.
Use Your Eyes: Usually when our customers complain of an alternator issue it just takes a quick look to find a belt missing, hanging off the engine block or so loose it’s flapping around the engine compartment. A quick visual check of the belt for cracking, excessive wear marks and other visual related problems can give you some idea of what may be the problem. Also, the drive belt must have the proper tension to run the alternator correctly; too much tension is just as bad as not … Read more
Automotive Telediagnostics is a multidisciplinary field, composed of Telematics and Diagnostics. It refers to the ability to read, correlate, analyze and transmit real-time information regarding vehicles, its mechanical status, location, safety and other relevant data. Here is the actual piece of sandpaper I used with the oxidation on it. The fastener in the picture is one of the screws that hold the cover on underneath the vehicle. The theory here is that the vehicle sat and the oxidation occurred forcing the sensors air gap to increase. I have seen this before on Nissan vehicles with ABS wheel speed sensors. The aftermarket sensor was bad right out of the box. Having worked with these type of sensors in a lab setup I have seen the slightest change in air gap mean the difference between a signal and no signal. Reminds me of a Maxima I checked out a couple of years ago for a shop that was a crank no start after an engine replacement. Long story short the shop never swapped the manual transmission oil pan adapter that came with the used engine (where the CKP (POS) mounts) to the vehicles automatic transmission one. The result no CKP (POS) signal … Read more
It can be done, even today you can still start an auto shop on a ‘ll need a bit of guts to do it though! My neighbor always keeps the hood up when parked at home and keeps the garage light on (they like dark secluded places for nesting). Put on your blinders. Mind your own business and avoid the toxic people near the bubbler who are whining and crying about how much money they’re not making.
I took one of my sandals to the fabric store to see what type of stretchy trim and/or embellishments might work to cover up the stabilized elastic straps. All the ribbons and trims that looked good with my paint color scheme weren’t stretchy, and none of the stretchy trims seemed to coordinate with my paint colors. I had asked my husband to come along since he has a wonderful and artistic eye, and I was about to give up when he suddenly spotted some wide, elastic trim covered with fabulous, transparent, iridescent square sequins that color shifted from light aqua to light green. Excited, I snatched up a yard right away! The photo shows what it looks like covering the strap of one … Read more
Our team has developed a compact and powerful mechanical device for motorcycles, motorbikes, scooters, mopeds, mofa, pit bikes, dirt bikes and pocket bikes. The device, based on a belt-driven air compressor (supercharger), improves the performance of most common 50cc four-stroke single-cylinder engines. Having a bolt-on design, the supercharger kit increases an engine’s acceleration capabilities. Thus, a motorbike can reach its maximum speed in half the time required before the supercharger was installed. Are you searching for a Good Mechanic? Call Clyde 604-746-0106, on Wheel Avenue in Abbotsford,BC. Double check that the test leads are plugged into the common and voltage sockets of the DMM (see photo below) and not the current sockets. This is essential to avoid blowing up the meter.
thanks for your encouragment! About you I think that today both schools are good, I know ISD has more experience…anyway for you should do a full course which means at least 4 years to get your diploma or BS in transportation Design. I would be doing the masters in Mech Engineering if I were you, while gaining some practical experience in a repair business to get a handle on tool and equipment use.
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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
Driving EMI, thermal management and wireless communications solutions from the inside out. Thanks akulkarni, A lot of mechanical knowledge is needed to get a workshop up and running, but people skills are needed to retain it’s profitability. In situations where the rip borders right up against a seam, it usually isn’t possible to slip a fabric patch under the seam. In this case, the solution is to patch over the top using a remnant of the same leather or vinyl used on the seats.
You can now do alignments without a 4 post hoist using up a lot of space. The best of this equipment is expensive, so I suggest leasing your equipment if you have a good credit history. helped the client team to set up the entire process across the development cycle to successfully deliver the functional safety solution.
Try it. Start asking your advisors about something specific for a week and see what happens. This is a very helpful set of instructions and information. I now feel more confident about testing the 12v systems on my motorhome. I would love these beautiful vintage autos. They had style! I thoroughly enjoyed your lens.
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Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff. Great hub, but I do have a word of warning about the electronic repellents. Buy more than 1! I put one of these in my garage when I found field mice there. It chased them out of the garage in a hurry, and right into my house lol. Now I use them inside and out.
Cost effective- none of OBD2 scanner I have encountered in my long usage has been this cheap. This is in spite of the wide user functional abilities it has. Unlike most of its competitors, the BAFX OBD2 scan tool offers money’s worth of services at an amazingly lower price.
The day starts between 8 and 9 ‘clock with coffee and croissants few words with other collegues and then everybody at their working area, in the design process we start a project from ideation sketching and brainstroming which is done at the beginning in group and later each one continues by him/herself, will follow the step of first real proposals until proposing renderings. After this 2D stage … Read more
Lidar is entering the Solid-State Age. Rotating Lasers are years old, pucks and cubes that provide equal quality to mid-range mechanical systems are what’s new. I HATE RODENTS!!!!!!! My husbands car had an oil leak. Apparently it was the valve cover gasket. Yesterday, my husband had to put a small engine fire. Luckily, he had just bought a case of Miller Lite, and was able to use one to douse the fire. Of course we assumed it was due to the oil leaking, and getting onto something to hot under the hood. So we had it towed to our mechanic, who showed me the teeth marks on the plug wires. He also showed me where one of the wires had been arching off the underside of the hood, which in turn ignited the oil that was leaking. This is the 3rd time the plug wires had been replaced due to their late night snacking! I told the mechanic I don’t understand why they chew my husbands wires but not mine. So we decided to pop the hood on my car….and those little rat b@stds!!!! They have chomped on some of mine also. It is war now!!
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A digital multimeter or DMM is a useful instrument for measuring voltage, current and resistance, and some meters have a facility for testing transistors and capacitors. You can also use it for checking continuity of wires and fuses. If you like to DIY, do car maintenance or troubleshoot electronic or electrical equipment, a multimeter is a handy accessory to have in your home toolkit. Amber is a fusion of an intelligent car-sharing platform with a modular, autonomous, and customizable electric car designed specifically to be shared. We provide guaranteed, on-demand mobility at all times and within walking distance. Toyota Tsusho cut power consumption by 25% and maintenance costs by 50% with smart manufacturing.
My third marriage was to a mechanic so I pretty much know the ropes after 10 years together. Bigger, cleaner, more expensive, bigger advertisement, etc. doesn’t always mean better mechanics. Some of the best mechanics operate out of purge grunge so frightening that Stephen King would be proud. Usually with a beer in their hand. I’ve been ripped off by more franchises that had posh waiting rooms than I ever have with a back yard mechanic.
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