With 150 speakers, a 200,000 sq ft exhibition and 3000 attendees, TU-Automotive Detroit is the world’s biggest conference & expo for connected & autonomous cars. I love the attempt to compare to a doctor. Why don’t we compare to an engineer, or landscaping company, software developer, carpenter…etc. Almost ALL service related jobs have to stop what they are doing, inspect and write up a quote, and lose work from ‘paying jobs’, but yet don’t see the need to charge you just to come out and earn your business.
You can pull the valve cover then plug the coils back in and run the engine, use a hammer handle and push hard on the push rod side of rocker and listen for noise change. You can also back the rocker bolt out a turn or two and SLOWLY tighten back down, noise will get louder when tightening if the roller on lifter and/or cam is bad. I’ve got a pickup load of bad cams from these same symptoms.
We find that the dealers who have low service absorption also suffer from low shop productivity. Shop productivity is defined as the number of hours sold on retail, warranty, and internal repair orders, divided by the number of clock hours the technicians actually work. For example, 100 hours sold on all repair orders divided by 200 technician hours actually worked, equals 50 percent shop productivity.
The Guide to Universities 2016 has designated TU Eindhoven the best technology university in the Netherlands for the twelfth time in a row. In the Guide of Universities 2015 the Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s program received the top rating ‘Top Rated Programme 2015′.
At the end of this rugh explanation of a designer day at work I would like also to tell you that designers do travel for business to suppliers for follow ups, to design schools to follow sponsored projects or workshops, to cities around the world for cultural pourposes tu nurture their brains, to auto shows to see other collegues’ models and concepts (like in Geneva or LA or Tokyo). I believe that car designers after all have a beautiful job!
IMPORTANT: You cannot just pick and buy a battery with the longest reserve capacity you can find. Consult your owner’s manual to learn the recommended reserve capacity rating for your particular car model. It is best practice to choose the exact RC rating that your vehicle can handle.