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Monthly Archives: September 2018

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE THE PCV VALVE IN YOUR MINI?

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE THE PCV VALVE IN YOUR MINI?

Gas prices determine many of our choices in travel and in our vehicles. For example, we know we can afford a more expensive vehicle if we can make it up with better gas mileage. One of the little-known secrets of excellent gas mileage is the work of the PCV valve, which helps ensure that your engine does not waste any combustible gasses. WHAT DOES THE PCV VALVE DO? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve has a single purpose in your engine. It moves any excess gasses from the crankcase, the large cavity below your cylinders, and sends them to your intake manifold. There in the intake manifold, they are burned up by the engine as part of the normal combustion process. These gases are a source of combustion for the engine and are sent there to be burnt as fuel instead of being released into the atmosphere. This effectively makes your PCV valve part of your gas mil ... read more

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF A BAD CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR IN A MERCEDES?

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF A BAD CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR IN A MERCEDES?

Mercedes-Benz is a brand that is known for its exceptional quality in design and engineering, which translates into its high-end performance standards and comfort. Although Mercedes is one of the top automotive brands in the world, they are a true testament to the fact that all mechanically engineered things experience failures and malfunctions and require replacements and repairs, no matter how well made the machine is. One such part that is known to fail in some Mercedes vehicles is the crankshaft position sensor. In this article, we’ll go over some basic information about the crankshaft position sensor, including how to spot problems with it and what you can do to prevent issues from occurring. WHAT DOES THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR DO? Most modern vehicles run off of a technologically based system, which ultimately is far more efficient than in vehicles just a few decades ago. Your Mercedes is equipped with tons of small parts and pieces th ... read more

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