In 1981, Mark Carr was working as a graphic arts salesman for a photographic mural company. He had just moved to Houston from upstate New York and was finding success in his role, but he was restless. He felt like he was built to be doing something different. My newer article (click here) summarizes the best car rat-proofing ideas contributed by readers in the 270+ comments below. Or read the comments and add your own ideas! If you have questions about products, tools, literature or content on our website, click here to find out how to contact Microchip.
A variety of compressors are used and each has their own procedure for adding oil to the replacement compressor. Some compressors have a sump that stores a volume of oil where a dipstick is fashioned to check the level, while most do not. Some compressors require a given amount of oil added to the suction line opening and the compressor is rotated in the proper direction a given amount of times.
Oil or coolant disposal, parts bins, benches all need to be readily accessible to all bays, some can be placed between benches. The number of transmission jacks, and other equipment should … Read more
Dow brings technology-driven solutions from across the company to every major system of the vehicle. Solliance is a research institute that develops thin film solar cell technology and makes that available to companies. Solliance wants to connect the worlds of science and business in order to create a sustainable energy system. In this way, we are contributing to the climate goals set for 2020.
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Check the ground cable routed from the lower right hand corner of the engine (G104) to the frame (G105). Verify the cable is tight at both ends and the cable is in good condition. Before you begin, though, make sure you have a fully charged battery and that … Read more
Nine in ten women believe they are treated differently at auto-repair shops than men are. Thanks for stopping by wolvyz and kitty222. I had a friend in high school that had one of those Muscorts from the 80’s. That thing was hideous. Again I don’t know what Ford was thinking with that model. I took a roll of 18in roof flashing and stood it on its edge,with stakes, and went around a vehicle to stop these pests. It is too high and too slick for them to get over. If they dig under just make a trench to set the flashing in.
If you are on a tight budget, look for a two year old refurbished Lenovo or equivalent and load it with a SSD and memory from NewEgg or TigerDirect. Fairly inexpensive way to build a very capable student machine that will easily last through your undergraduate years. Upgrade once you have your degree and are in the workforce.
If both your car’s battery brand and exact CCA rating level are not available, you may choose a bit higher (not much and not lower) your car’s CCA requirements. If possible, apply clamps to narrow the gap simultaneously. I did … Read more
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After seeing that new conversion vans are for sale in the $40,000 – $50,000 range, we were really surprised to discover that you can buy a used conversion van nicely loaded with reasonable mileage for anywhere in the $2,000 – $11,000 range. Vans seem to be largely undervalued perhaps due to their relative obscurity in camping circles.
If you are even thinking of running SolidWorks I highly recommend a Quadro card. I’m a mechanical designer finishing my BSME degree and work in SolidWorks daily. As a CAD Administrator and having worked for several companies with pesky … Read more
Dow brings technology-driven solutions from across the company to every major system of the vehicle. You may not have more than a few dollars available for advertising, perhaps enough for a few fliers and a small add in the local newspaper, make these little adds as targeted as possible and sure you offer something valuable for free, such as a free automatic transmission inspection.
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The market responded. Orders from all over the state came from instamillionaires and a few newly minted billionaires. As the nation’s initial super luxury sedan, … Read more
PRNewswire : Sony announces a 2.45MP 1/2.7-inch CMOS sensor for automotive cameras, the IMX390CQV. Sony will begin shipping samples in May 2017. And one time a couple of friends of mine left a rotting whopper in the back seat of my disabled vehicle while it was sitting securely on a lift inside the school. I don’t miss this car. Mine was blue, but almost as rusty. I guess one reason there were so many brown Chevy cars in the 80’s is because it was less obvious when they inevitably rusted out.
It looks like a mid-range laptop. I would recommend it, but only if you’re sure the course does not require extensive graphics usage. However, you can get more powerful laptops in the price range of HP Pavillion X360 like I have mentioned above. However, if you’re looking for the portability and convertible aspect, it is good for normal mid-range use.
Choosing the right material is crucial to balancing the need to design low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles without compromising performance, comfort or cost. With more than 100 high-performance product families and technologies and a global network of development experts, DuPont helps the automotive industry deliver efficient vehicles and elevate the driving … Read more
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The Autolink AL619 OBD II is a great troubleshooter to have on hand. It can read virtually any code of any system of any vehicle manufactured after 1996. It comes with CD software, free software updates for a year, a rechargeable Li-Ion Battery, a case, an SD card, and USB cable. By all reports, this is a solidly built tool, with easy-to-use buttons that can be used even while wearing gloves. It is not considered a top-of-the-line diagnostic tool-those cost upward of $3,000-however, this is the … Read more
Back around to curbside. The louvered windows all work, and the storage cabinet holds the vintage leveling jacks that came with her. A few days ago I left two bags of dog food in the trunk. When I went to retrieve the food I found shavings and crumbs leading away from the bag with a mouse size hole in the bag. I then knew I had a very bad problem. I found the nest last night in the glovebox. There was a bucket full of food not only dog food, but gold fish crackers and various other snack food as I have children who regularly eat in my car. Along with the food there was car insulation, and other things to make a happy home.
We had the same problem in our VW TDI for years. Every time we would look under the hood, there was a nest built from the underhood insulation. We live in a rural area and do not have a garage so we have to park outside and without fail we would find a nest in the engine bay. Last spring we bought and installed a mouseblocker and so far we have not seen any mice … Read more
On a brisk Saturday in October, Lesane woke up and remembered that he was due for an oil change on the Goulding. A robot swished its way toward him as he rose from the bed. It declared the message straight from the dealership. The good schools are those, even if they do not have a super organization, capable to produce good students who find a real design job once they are out of school. Those design schools in general have good facilities, their model shop is small therefore ok for clay modeling without painting, they have a hard entry portfolio selection, they have good teaching staff (the best are the schools near car design centers). Those schools also offer automotive design sponsored projects and internship programs, their cost is less important than the best schools”, however they offer a recognized diploma” or bachelor” in Transportation Design such as Master programs.
Antimicrobial technologies have developed an Antimicrobial Shield which is safe to be used on kiosks and their touchscreens. This antimicrobial shield does not rely on poisoning the microbes and germs but instead attracts them to the touchscreen and kills them with a physical method of control, so it can not … Read more
Automotive qualifications cover a huge variety of areas within the industry including vehicle body building, automotive mechanical technology, automotive electrical technology, heavy plant and outdoor power equipment. In the United States, a new car battery might cost up to $200, or more. To save money more efficiently: it is best to do a research for battery prices first before buying. Also learn to remove and to install your own car battery, to save on the installation fee.
Movies have long featured what consumers think of as the car of the future. It comes to you when summoned, alerts to divert an accident, self parks, and weighs in on directions and destinations. If any of these features sound familiar to you it’s because the car of the future is closer than you think. Marvell enables future high-bandwidth connectivity solutions for automotive, serving an array of worldwide customers.
Should you opt to have the repair done after it’s been diagnosed there is usually some labor overlap involved. Overlap meaning that if you came in with a brake concern, in most cases the wheels are already removed from the vehicle as part of the diagnosis so you should not be charged the full … Read more