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How much it is to re-seal a Cadillac Seville northstar engine?

December 28th, 2010 · No Comments

its a 97 cadillac seville sts, engine runs excellent, very sporty, very fast, just leaks oil pretty bad, about a qt. every 4 days, its a beautiful car, I drove it from detroit, MI to anch, alaska, over time its developed a nasty leak, I had the oil coolant lines replaced, still leaks, even though they said that would stop it.
Im thinking its a main seal, its seem to be coming from the front passenger side which is where the belt line is, I was thinking of just taking it in and having em pull the engine and re-seal it, but Im also thinking worst case scenerio here, it may not be.
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How do I remove the exhaust from my 1500cc Volkswagen aircooled engine?

December 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Its all one piece and its shaped sort of like a U around the heads. I dont plan on reusing it but I cant cut it because its too hard to get to with a saw. and the riser part blocks the studs so I cant use an extractor.
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How much does it cost to replace a Volkswagen key?

December 24th, 2010 · No Comments

We lost our keys and have no copy. We are completely screwed.
A: No, but how expensive it will to replace them depends on what year it is. If its a model year 1998 or newer and sold in the US, you’re in luck. It won’t be cheap, but you should be able to get a key the next business day after ordering a key from the dealership.
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Oxygen Sensor – Low Voltage?

December 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

I ran numerous Diagnostics tests with the OBD-II readers and replaced many oxygen sensors (Bosch and Delphi) with my 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. But my check engine light has been on for the past month with the new oxygen sensor. The last test, I replaced the Bosch oxygen sensor with a Delphi. I made a quick run to Tuffy and asked to run a test for my truck. They did. After that, it read O2 Sensor – Bank 2 Sensor 2 – Low Voltage. I know it’s downstream (passenger side, after the cats). The mechanic told me it has something to do with the wiring harness that connects to the computer, or a wire has been tugged/pinched during installation (made sure I didn’t touch anything other than the oxygen sensor).
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What is “Compression Ratio” and is there a way to change it on a 429 ford engine?

December 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Problem: I have been told that ford changed the compression ratio on the later ford 429 engines, is there a way to change it back to the earlier compression ratio?

Answer: the 429 is a killer block….a domed piston will increase compression ratio and a dished piston will decrease the ratio longer or shorter piston rods will do the same job but the higher the compression ratio the higher the octane rating fuel is required. Normaly in a 429 9.25 to 1 is concidered perfect depending on age ,wear ,and care.How old is the block, how is it driven, what work has been done to it? My mustang is a 69 gt 500 totaly stock but the motor is cherry. It all depends on the maintenence.

second: “Compression Ratio” refers to the ratio between the cylinder volume when the piston is at the bottom of its stroke and the top of its stroke – basically, how much the piston compresses the air/fuel mixture in the cylinder.

Generally, the way to increase compression ratio is to install “taller” pistons, probably not something you’re up to doing yet, if you’re asking this question. But everyone starts somewhere..wishing you good luck if you decide to do it yourself! :)

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CodeLink – The New Last Step in Alignment Service

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

CodeLinkо provides a simple, integrated solution Hunter Engineering’s patented CodeLinkо fully integrates with Hunter’s WinAlignо alignment systems to provide fast, simple solutions to resetting SAS and other related sensors.
- Automatically identifies candidate vehicles.
- Incorporates SAS reset steps into alignment procedure.
- On-screen instructions allow the technician to use the same familiar interface – easy to learn.
- Much less expensive than OEM and aftermarket diagnostic scan tools.
- Updates with alignment software – no additional expensive software required.
- Dedicated alignment tool – stays in the alignment bay.
Simplified reset instructions using easy-to-read graphics replace confusing OEM procedures.
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HA-MC01 V2 Installation Manual

November 4th, 2009 · No Comments

We think youʼve made an excellent choice in allowing HAWK® to protect your bike. Now the question is: “How in the world am I going to install this – there are so many wires.” What seems like a hard task is actually not too bad; however, you need to have a least some mechanical ability. Installation is all about planning, gathering information, and careful execution. Yes, you will need to do a little research to make your installation easier. The more information and reference diagrams, the better. You will need to learn how to test the polarity of a wire using a digital multi-meter; see separate section how to use digital multi-meter. Lastly, you will need your basic tools to remove some vehicle panels to access the vehicle wiring.
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2004 & Older Ford Front System Kelderman Air Ride

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Kelderman Air Ride systems are developed for 2004 & older Fords. This system was developed to improve the ride of the 3/4 & one-ton Ford pickups. There are several advantages to equipping your truck with air ride suspension:
• Improves the ride of the truck
• Bolts into existing holes on truck frame
• Increases load carrying capacity
• East to install, maintenance free
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Ford 6.0L Turbo Air Guide (TAG) install: 2003-2004

March 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Remove the flexible rubber hose from the air filter to the hard plastic intake tube which connects to the turbo charger. Remove the bolts securing the hard plastic intake tube and associated tubing and clamp.

The picture to the left shows the orientation of the TAG to be inserted into the hard plastic intake tube.
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Home Pressure Test Audi 2.7t

November 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Audi 2.7 turbo engine has been around for some time now. As the engine ages the hoses connecting the turbo pluming can develop leaks. The goal of this document is to supplement AWE Tuning’s 2.7t pressure test document http://tinyurl.com/q45t4 in finding charge pressure leaks. An understanding of the 2.7t plumbing can help in diagnosing any leaks. The picture below is from the 2.7t study guide and shows the primary air path.
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