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Seven Steps To Maintaining Your Car On A Budget

When budgets are tight one may be tempted to skimp on keeping up with their basic vehile service.  Dont make that mistake.  A little investment now will save you thousands down the road. Seven steps to maintaining your car on … Continue reading

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Get Your Car and Truck Recall Announcements and Technical Service Bulletins (TSB’s) For Free

Do you know if your vehicle has a recall notice or what Technical Service Bulletins (TSB’s) have been released for it?  Chances are if you are the average driver you will have no idea unless your car or truck has … Continue reading

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What Makes Your Engine Run?

­Have you ever opened the hood of your car and wondered what was going on in there? A car engine can look like a big confusing jumble of metal, tubes and wires to the uninitiated. You might want to know … Continue reading

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Bluish Tailpipe Smoke and the PCV Valve

  A contrail of blue smoke from your car’s tailpipe might mean that you need to replace worn rings on the pistons – or it could mean that the PCV valve is clogged up and needs to be replaced instead. … Continue reading

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Dealing with Bluish Smoke from the Tailpipe

    White smoke is not the only tint of vapor that you may find coming out of your car’s tailpipe. There is also a possibility of bluish smoke (although this a bluish-white color, so do not expect bright blue!), which … Continue reading

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Continuing Fuel Injector Replacement (Curing Exhaust Smoke)

 Once you have depressurized the fuel injection system, either with a proper depressurization tool or by pushing in the needle of the Schrader valve with a screwdriver, you can move on with the fuel injector replacement, if the current fuel … Continue reading

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More on Persistent Exhaust Smoke

If your car is trailing white or bluish smoke like a jet fighter carrying out stunt maneuvers, then the odds are that this vapor is not merely some accidental combination of humidity and temperature, but is the visible sign of … Continue reading

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Exhaust Pipe Smoke as an Engine Trouble Sign

The best sight from an exhaust pipe when a car starts or runs is no sight at all – an exhaust plume that is invisible, other than perhaps a wavering and rippling of heat haze, like unquiet water, near the … Continue reading

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Leaks of Coolant and Gasoline

 Engine coolants can spring a leak just like any other fluid, and although these leaks are not as critical as gas leaks, they still need to be dealt with sooner or later. Coolants are occasionally flammable, but the main risk … Continue reading

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Dealing with Engine Fluid Leaks

The most minor leaks can probably be safely ignored in a car engine, assuming that you are a do-it-yourself car repair enthusiast. Of course, if you are a professional mechanic who has been hired to fully tune up a car’s … Continue reading

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