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Monthly Archives: October 2018

HOW DOES A FAILED FUEL PUMP AFFECT YOUR PORSCHE?

HOW DOES A FAILED FUEL PUMP AFFECT YOUR PORSCHE?

The Porsche remains a popular car. Sporty, trendy, timeless. They never lose their appeal. Unfortunately, these popular European imports have an Achilles heel. Porsche mechanics acknowledge an oddly high percentage of Porsches have fuel pump issues. Find out how a failed fuel pump can affect your beloved Porsche, and what steps you can take to protect it. TWO TYPES OF PUMPS The function of the fuel pump is to deliver fuel from the tank to the engine by creating pressure inside the fuel system forcing fuel to move through fuel lines to the carburetor (mechanical pump) or fuel injectors (electrical pump) which release fuel into the engine. There are two types of fuel pumps: mechanical and electrical. While older-model Porsches (pre-1970s) may have mechanical pumps, almost all newer models have the more efficient and safer electr ... read more

WHY IS THE MOTOR MOUNT IMPORTANT FOR YOUR VOLVO?

WHY IS THE MOTOR MOUNT IMPORTANT FOR YOUR VOLVO?

WHAT DOES THE MOTOR MOUNT DO FOR YOUR VOLVO? Your Volvo relies on all kinds of parts, components, and systems in order to function optimally at all times. The engine mount, or motor mount, in your Volvo plays a static and stationary yet critical role in your car’s health, function, and ongoing performance. Your Volvo is equipped with several motor mounts to hold the engine in place as the car goes over bumps, divots, and road imperfections; but the motor mounts also keep it raised above the other parts under the hood that rest below the engine. The motor mounts take on a lot of force and weight while keeping the engine stabilized and secure. Although motor mounts typically don’t need to be replaced very frequently, some drivers experience premature wear of these parts due to extenuating circumstances. We’ll get into the causes of motor mount failure in a moment, but for now, it&rsquo ... read more

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