Month

December 2014

HOW TO RESOLVE IDLE SURGE

If a vehicle idles erratically and surges (idle speed is not steady and increases and decreases), the problem is probably due to a buildup of carbon or fuel varnish deposits in the idle speed control valve (also called the idle air control valve or IAC valve). The remedy for this cond
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EFFECTS OF HARMATTAN DUST ON VEHICLE AIR FILTERS

(Research carried out by a student,SARSAH EMMANUEL AKONO) Similar trends in engine performance were obtained for the air filters tested. However, results show that while some air filters (foam filters of longer length with smaller pore sizes) have little effect on engine performance,
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HOW TO RECHARGE YOUR CAR AIR CONDITIONER WITH APPROPRIATE REFRIGERANT(CONTINUES)

6. OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: You should use a gauge to monitor the recharging process. Though not absolutely necessary, a gauge will help you recharge your A/C system more accurately, and reduce the chance of undercharging or overcharging (either of which will reduce cooling pe
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HOW TO RECHARGE YOUR CAR AIR CONDITIONER WITH APPROPRIATE REFRIGERANT

LOW REFRIGERANT What could be the cause of your car air conditioner not to have a good cooling effect is because your car system is low on refrigerant, recharging the system with refrigerant is the only way out that can restore it into normal condition. This can usually be done with a
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WAYS TO RESOLVE BAD VEHICLE FUEL ECONOMY (CONTINUES)

Worn or Fouled Spark Plugs Worn or fouled spark plugs will obviously cause fuel-wasting engine misfires. Platinum and Iridium plugs should last 100,000 miles, but short trip stop-and-go driving may cause the plugs to foul prematurely. An engine that is using oil can also foul out its
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WAYS TO RESOLVE BAD VEHICLE FUEL ECONOMY

  If you notice a gradual or sudden drop in the mileage you were once getting from your vehicle. The following are common causes of poor fuel economy that may or may not turn on your Check Engine Light or cause a loss of fuel economy: Inaccurate or Defective Coolant Sensor The co
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10 CARS WE NEVER THOUGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE 15 YEARS AGO

15 years ago, cars were comparatively simple and easy to recognise. Now, car makers strive to re-write the rule book with new niches and seemingly ‘off-brand’ vehicles. Here are 10 cars that nobody could have guessed would exist today… 1. Tesla Model S Back in 2000,
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FEMALE FRIEND CRASHES $2.2 MILLION DOLLAR PORSCHE 918

A ‘female friend’ of the owner , yesterday crashed a Porsche 918 belonging to her male friend into  a tree after she apparently mixed up the throttle and the brake. The car a  is said to be worth $2.2 million and repairs on this car are reputed to be famously expensive.  The accident
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ELDERLY COUPLE NEARLY CHOKED TO DEATH IN KEYLESS CAR

A couple in New Zealand who were trapped in their vehicle for 13 hours after it locked itself, hope others can learn from their near-death experience. On  November 5, at around  7pm,  Mollieanne Smith, 65-year-old and Brian Smith 68-year-old who recently bought a new “keyless
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MORE REASON WHY YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR VEHICLE FUEL PUMP

What To Do if your Vehicle Fuel Pump Checks Out Okay, but the Engine Still Won’t Start If the fuel pump is running and delivering normal pressure to the engine, and the engine has spark and compression, but will not start, the fuel injectors are probably not opening. The PCM use
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