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In 1970, Japanese gasket maker Ishikawa received the first patent for the multi-layer steel (MLS) head gasket. The first production vehicle to use an MLS gasket was a tiny Isuzu car in Japan.
A spin-on filter has been removed from service and it has has collapsed in on itself. Why? What has caused this condition? The first thought might be that the filter has some type of defect that has caused this problem. This is usually not the case.
Here are eight tips to make your next window regulator replacement easier.
Ignition coil damage is often caused by underlying issues never addressed in engine misfire repairs. Issues include spark plug gapping, leaking valve covers, or moisture intrusion.
Sometimes you go through all the documented testing steps for a problem and still can’t find the solution. When this happens, turning to your fellow techs is a great solution.
There is a debate about whether or not to use anti-seize when installing spark plugs.
They are most vulnerable to lubrication-related issues (e.g., poor quality oil, not changing the oil often enough, dirty oil, low oil level or low oil pressure), but turbos can suffer other complications as well.
As many start-stop vehicles are aging out of warranty, you are likely to be encountering them in your service bays.
The choice to reflash is the hardest because there is no one solution or single path to follow.
When faced with an illuminated charge light diagnosis on most late-model vehicles, do not automatically assume the problem is inside the alternator and potentially unserviceable.
To begin, an internal combustion engine creates heat energy by igniting a mixture of gasoline and atmospheric oxygen with a high-voltage spark.