Cars & Vehicles
First introduced in the E36 M3 in 1997, BMW's sequential manual gearbox, or SMG, is a direct descendant of Formula 1 technology. The SMG allows the driver to select either an automatic or manual mode. This differs somewhat from BMW's Steptronic gearbox, which also has manumatic shifting. The Steptro
Choosing a trolling motor is not at all difficult if you do your homework before you head to the store to buy one. There are several factors to be considered in the selection of a trolling motor, and it is possible to deal with each question without ever leaving home. These factors run the gamut fro
The fuel filter on a vehicle, whether it has a carbureted engine or a fuel-injected engine, is an important component that ensures that the fuel system receives clean, debris-free fuel. Occasionally, fuel filters or the fuel lines near them will leak fuel, causing a strong odor of fuel and a potenti
The Vauxhall Corsa is a compact European hatchback that is manufactured as a three-door model. The Vauxhall Corsa is compatible with a tow bar. To install a tow bar on your Corsa, it requires the removal of the rear bumper and several other components. You will also need a Vauxhall Corsa tow bar kit
The Chevrolet S-10 has become one of the most sought-after vehicles for customization. This is due in part to the wide array of aftermarket parts available for the S-10, but also for the relative ease with which those parts are installed. In order to lower an S-10, all that is required is a set of l
Drag bikes are essentially the hot rods of the motorcycle world. These bikes are designed for peak speed for a very short period of time from a dead stop. Drag racing takes a huge toll on mechanical devices, and often the engines and transmissions for these drag bikes have to be rebuilt...
Replacing the brake shoes, or pads on a 2007 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 motorcycle is a straightforward task, as the caliper sits at the middle of the wheel. When the brakes are applied, the calipers push the brake pads against the rotor. The brake pads protect the rotor and the caliper and need replace
Evaporation is the process whereby liquids move into a gaseous state. It is the process that allows saltwater to turn into fresh rain as a part of the water cycle. Gasoline evaporates at different rates based on how refined the gas itself is, the ambient temperature, air pressure, wind speed and the
Once greased up and put back into place, wheel bearings need to be tightened in a very specific way. If this is not done properly, they can become too tight and that will cause excessive wear to the bearing itself, ultimately causing it to fail. However, if the bearing is not tightened enough, the b
Dust mop slippers slip over the head of your dust mop and are made of soft cloth fibers designed to remove dust from hard floor surfaces without scratching the floor. These fibers are absorbent and fluffy, which allows residue to accumulate quickly. This makes it important to wash the dust mop slipp
Jaguar cars are often known for their luxury features and technologies. One such technology is the six-disc CD changer that is equipped on most makes and models, including the 1992 XJ6. These systems allow you to switch between six different discs in your player with just a push of a button on your
The 283-cubic-inch engine was the smallest displacement V-8 Chevrolet offered in 1964. Like all other Chevy engines of the time, the 283 featured a one-piece crankshaft that rotated and transferred power to the transmission. Several bearings supported the crankshaft and allowed it to...
Losing car keys is a major inconvenience, especially when you don't have an extra key on hand to use until you locate your originals. When requiring new keys for your 1986 Ford truck, contact your local Ford service department or any professional locksmith. Fortunately, older Ford trucks are not equ
The Dodge Caravan mini-van has undergone a number of changes since the 1990s, most of which have been concentrated in the interior features and the engine and transmission. While earlier models have had some reliability problems with the automatic transmission, the power steering system has remained
An automobile's fuel filter serves the simple purpose of removing foreign material from the gasoline before it reaches the fuel injection system. The filter on a 2002 Dodge Stratus can effectively remove normal contaminants from the fuel for up to 15,000 miles; Dodge recommends replacing the filter
Driving your Volvo FH12 truck on the road on a constant basis damages the dash. Constant sun exposure causes the material that makes up the dash to expand out of place. This creates holes and cracks in the dashboard, which damages the electrical components that it houses. If this occurs, remove the
Chrome rims can look cool and sophisticated on any car. If it is your choice to customise you car with chrome rims, then make a good yet demanding choice. Chrome rims are parts that need lots of care because they can stain very easily and look good only when polished.
Many Toyota Highlander models are equipped with maintenance reminder systems that alert the driver when regular maintenance should be done. Oil changes are the most common reason for the maintenance reminder to illuminate. When the oil is changed by a Toyota dealer, the light should get reset as par
The X-458 chain, manufactured by Webb Chain Conveyers, is a high-functioning chain which is appropriate for a variety of manufacturing conveyance uses. With its rivetless design and 68,000-pound load capacity, the X-458 chain can easily move even heavy automotive components through the manufacturing
The Kia Spectra comes with a variety of engine sizes, all of which require a slightly different procedure for removing the engine fan. In most cases the radiator must be removed as well. These steps will apply to the Kia Spectra 1.5L and 1.6L engines. You'll need a wrench, a screwdriver, a marking p