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Cooling systems! Could there be a more boring topic? That is exactly what I would be thinking if I were reading this article right now, but I would be wrong. Hybrid and electric vehicle cooling systems are anything but boring. They will challenge you, frustrate you and make...
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I had (have) been writing for Motor Age since May 2000, and so, when I submitted my application for the college instructor’s job in December of that year, I included copies of Motor Age that featured my articles, and to this day, I believe my position as a...
Red Line Synthetic Oil, a leader in the performance lubricants industry, today announced a partnership with legendary motorsports training academy, the Skip Barber Racing School. Going forward, Red Line products will be the exclusive supplier of lubricants used by the...
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How about only one out of eight cylinders? That’s true for 2019 and for the last 20 years there have been plenty of other models in your service bays every week that can run on half of their cylinders thanks to the continually advancing technology of variable...
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How many times has this scenario played out at your shop? A regular customer comes in late in the day, perhaps close to closing time, complaining about a driveability problem that you have been chasing intermittently. Moreover, they exclaim “it’s doing it right...
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Social media is an amazing thing in my opinion. From a diagnostician’s perspective, having the ability to reach out and communicate (in an instant) with like-minded individuals across the globe, allows for some tremendous opportunities. Each one of us sees through a...
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Anyone familiar with the internal combustion engine understands that these devices produce carbon. This is a result of using hydrocarbon fuel stocks and lubrication oil within the engine. There are many different types of fuels currently used in the U.S. and aboard; however...
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Way back in the day, vehicle owners had "tune-ups" performed on their cars every year, or every 15,000 miles or so. The reason was simple. Most of the engine management systems were mechanical and wore over time. The contact breaker points in the ignition system,...
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Do you own a timing light? When was the last time you used it? Old guys like me know what it is, but do younger technicians have a clue? To be fair, the answers to these questions vary based on geographic location. I am in the Chicago area and I cannot remember the last...
ZF Technical Training has announced the 2019 schedule for full day training classes, in which technicians across the country can take advantage of a hands-on learning experience with ZF Aftermarket’s technical trainers. Topics will include 6HP and 8HP transmission...
You know you need to look up TSBs when you’re creating your diagnostic game plan, but do you really understand the background of the TSB?  If you aren’t fully sure, you’re not alone. Many technicians know they’re supposed to use the important...
Red Line Synthetic Oil, a leading manufacturer of performance lubricants, offers superior brake performance with its RL-600 Full Synthetic Brake Fluid. Formulated using the highest-quality esters that Red Line is known for throughout its line of high-performance lubricants...
Ingersoll Rand® has released the 2135QTL-2 1/2" Torque Limited Impact Wrench. The 2135QTL-2 is Ingersoll Rand’s fastest and quietest torque-limiting impact wrench. Ingersoll Rand quiet technology noticeably reduces noise levels in the shop. The tool restricts...
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Advanced-Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) — if you haven’t heard of this term yet, you will!  ADAS is an industry-invented category that includes all those things that help keep vehicles safe on the nation’s highways. Blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian...
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In 2015, I wrote an article (“Inside the IDS,” June) and I detailed some of the other tests IDS can do besides pulling codes and looking at data PIDs to enhance your analysis of that Ford that is in your bay. Ford is constantly making changes in the software in...

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