At the top of the list of the most difficult water pumps to replace are those found in the Nissan VQ-Series V6 engines. The pump is turned by the timing chain and is nestled in the engine block. This can make for a very difficult job no matter if the engine is mounted transversely or longitudinally.
Consumers want the long-term benefits of choosing a premium filter, but they also want a reward now for making a smart choice.
Staying on top of your inspections is important, but there are some parts of the U.S. where winter maintenance takes on a new level of importance.
We talked with three shop owners about how their shops maximize sales by educating the consumer and refining their in-house processes.
If you encounter a Subaru that has the oil temperature warning lamp flashing with a code stored in memory and possibly an intermittent stalling condition, it may be the result of contamination in the valve body.
Finding the cause of battery drain can be tricky, but sometimes your ears will help you find the culprit.
Without proper timing of internal engine components, the engine will suffer a catastrophic failure. This is what happens when a timing chain or belt breaks.
In 1986, the turbocharged BMW M12 engine for F1 could produce an amazing 1,500hp for qualifying trim. Not bad for a 1,500cc engine. Even more amazing was that they used stock blocks from their road cars to manufacture the engines.
There are times when all the diagnostic trees, diagrams and graphs in the world aren’t enough to properly repair a vehicle. Sometimes, you just can’t get from Point A to Point B without some homemade ingenuity.
The auto care industry is an economic underdog. But if you look a little closer, it’s been a cornerstone of growth through the good times and the bad.
Shortly, you will see cars in your bays that have the ability to communicate with one another. These cars are already on the street, and can facilitate driver access to potentially dangerous networks.
Bob Dowie recently had a 2002 Elantra GLS in the shop. This vehicle is a good example of some common fuel trim and emissions problems you’ll see.