Buick started playing with turbochargers in 1976 when it paced the Indianapolis 500 with a Century equipped with a special turbocharged 3.8L V6. The actual pace car needed the boost cranked up to 22 psi to keep pace with the field. It produced 300 hp while the commemorative edition only had a V8 with 165
What is an EMV? As you read the hybrid and plug-in articles that my company, ACDC, is writing this year, we have coined a new term: EMV (electric motor vehicle). Rather than use hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric or electric car with a range extender, we will refer to all these as an EMV. When
Dual clutch transmissions are like having two manual transmissions shifting together while being controlled like an automatic transmission. This is the transmission of the future because it is lighter than an automatic and is just as efficient as a manual transmission.
In this month’s Diagnostic Dilemma, I found myself looking into an intermittent fast idle complaint on a 2008 Chrysler Sebring equipped with the 3.5L, V6 engine. The car was in good condition and with approximately 130,000 miles on the odometer. My client shop owner had retrieved some “throttle sensor codes,” which prompted him to replace