Automobile

Effects of Resonance and Waves

There are four basic phenomena that can be taken advantage of or avoided in the manifold design: Inter-cylinder charge robbery, the inertia of flow, resonance, and the Helmholtz effect. The first phenomenon is perhaps the most important of the four because failure to take its effects into consideration can lead …

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5 Key Functions Of A POS Terminal Machine

If you run a business, you likely have some sort of point-of-sale machine (payment terminal machine) on hand. Even if you don’t, chances are that your local grocer or store does, and a POS terminal is often the first point of contact for customers who enter. This blog talks about …

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How Do I Care for My PET Bottle Labeling Machines?

The PET bottle labeling machine are easy to use, cost-effective, and a great way to create personalized branded bottles for your company. However, these machines can also break down or need maintenance. So let’s explore how you can care for your machine. Tips on how to make your PET bottle …

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Supercharging with Turbochargers The Exhaust System

Exhaust pipes carry what’s left of the exhaust gases through a muffler, which controls the noise of the escaping gases to the tailpipe and out of the vehicle. If it fails, you can get a ticket, probably for disturbing the peace! Besides keeping the noise down, the muffler also has …

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Fundamentals of Supercharging

Introduction The supercharger’s origins do not lye in the automotive industry, but rather primarily in the airplane industry. During WWII, airplanes started to push their physical limits, especially in their engines because of the reduction in the atmosphere at higher altitudes, which adversely affected the combustion process of the internal …

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Automobile Maintaining Your Air Filter

In most modern vehicles, the air filter is under the hood inside a rectangular cold air collector box that’s located up near the front of the engine compartment. (Other vehicles, including those with carburetors, have big round metal air cleaners that are hard to miss) the air cleaner has a …

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Keeping Your Fuel System in Tune

Fuel system problems may occur for a variety of reasons. Some remedies, such as replacing a fuel filter, are relatively inexpensive. Others, such as replacing a fuel pump, are costly. Because unethical mechanics often try the more expensive solutions first and work backward to the cheaper ones, you end up …

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Leave your distributor to a pro

Require no regular servicing. Some have no distributors at all. All testing and servicing of these systems should be left to trained professionals because they’re easily damaged if hooked up improperly, and they employ high voltage that can also damage you. If you’re curious, explain what distributors do. Replacing a …

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Dealing with Headlights and Directional Signals

Directional signals and fog lights make it easier for you to see and be seen; overhead lights, map lights, lit glove compartments, and illuminated mirrors on sun visors all require attention periodically. In this section, I deal primarily with headlights and modern headlamps. If you experience problems with other lights, …

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