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UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CARBURETOR IN YOUR CAR

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CARBURETOR IN YOUR CAR

The carburetor in your vehicle serves multiple functions. Understanding a bit about how it works and what it does will help you to figure out when there might be a problem with it so that you can bring it in for service as soon as possible. WHAT DOES THE CARBURETOR DO? Your carburetor is responsible for mixing fuel and air. There has to be a specific mixture ratio maintained at all times and the multiple components that work in tandem with in the carburetor help to achieve this balance. It is the job of the carburetor to regulate how much fuel and air gets mixed so that you get the proper combustible mixture. It is also the job of your carburetor to control your engine speed. Your throttle controls the speed by controlling how much of this air and fuel mixture is allowed to get into your engine. The farther open your valve is, the more of this mixture gets p ... read more

NON-FUNCTIONAL CONTROL APPS AND SYSTEMS IN A JAGUAR

NON-FUNCTIONAL CONTROL APPS AND SYSTEMS IN A JAGUAR

Jaguar offers a higher level of services and functions within their vehicles than many others currently on the market. This applies to the non-functional control apps and system that now is available on newer models with enhanced tools and functions. Moreover, Jaguar owners can now link these features to their phone and access things like high-end entertainment, battery power, and more… whether they are in their car or not. Such tools are great, so long as they are working as to be expected. Otherwise, they are cause for concern. Every day, vehicle owners get behind the wheel of their car expecting it to function properly. As a car owner, you trust that your engine will talk to the other components, will regulate your fuel, and respond to every input you provide. When this doesn’t happen it can be frightening. When your control apps and system in your Jaguar don’t functi ... read more

WHAT CAUSES THE TRIFECTA WARNING LIGHTS IN YOUR SAN ANTONIO MINI?

WHAT CAUSES THE TRIFECTA WARNING LIGHTS IN YOUR SAN ANTONIO MINI?

The MINI Cooper is a car that is loved by many and has a long history. Now owned by BMW, the MINI Cooper now combines the iconic look of the old classic MINI, with the technology and engineering that BMW is known for. Owners of a MINI Cooper love their car. The vehicle is known for handling well and being built for safety. However, even vehicles like a MINI can experience some problems every now and again. Since a MINI Cooper is a specialized vehicle, it has some maintenance and care issues that are a bit unique. It is a good idea to read through your vehicle’s owners’ manual to see what services the manufacturer recommends. In doing so, you can stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance, which will help ensure that you deal with less problems. It also helps you to catch problems early on. One common issue that many MINI owners have reported is an internal issue that causes a warning of three different lights. This is ... read more

REASONS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES IN YOUR BMW ENGINE

REASONS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES IN YOUR BMW ENGINE

To keep your BMW running at top quality, it is important to stay on top of regular maintenance. There are a number of easy things that you or your mechanic are able to check and maintain regularly to avoid any surprise fixes. Making sure that your BMW engine does not overheat is one way to ensure that you continue to have enjoyable driving experiences. The temperature gauge located on the gauge cluster that will notify you if you are in danger of overheating your BMW’s engine, and you will want to stop driving as soon as possible if you suspect your engine may be reaching a high temperature. POSSIBLE REASONS FOR HIGH ENGINE TEMPERATURES Although there are a number of very specific reasons your engine could be experiencing high temperatures, there are four very common culprits. The engine has a cooling system in place to regulate temperatures, so if ... read more

HYDRAULIC TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER FAILURE IN AN AUDI

HYDRAULIC TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER FAILURE IN AN AUDI

Catastrophic engine failure is the outcome of a timing chain tensioner failure in any vehicle. However, it has become an increasingly common issue amongst the owners of an Audi or a Volkswagen, specifically with a 2.0TSI engine. This is due to a design flaw, and the manufacturer should notify you of a recall when the design flaw is as severe as a timing chain tensioner failure. Usually, the timing chain tensioner in any vehicle will not require any maintenance, but the timing belt often needs to be replaced after about 100,000 miles. If you experience a timing chain tensioner failure, it will likely require a minimum of an expensive fix, but depending on the severity, it may require an engine replacement. WHAT IS THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER? The timing chain tensioner is located under the timing chain cover ... read more

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