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Jaguar V6 Timing Chain Service

When a guide and tensioner fail, it induces timing chain slap that causes the chain to jump on the sprockets.

Volvo Engine Service

There are many combinations for the Volvo modular engine.

Battery Charging and Programming Diagnostics

Temperature changes how the battery discharges and the amount of current that can be delivered.

Fuel Trims

To gain a better idea on fuel trims, think about how “analog” vehicles dealt with changing fuel and air mixtures.

MINI Belts

If you need to replace the belt or water pump, you need to disengage the tensioner.

Euro HID Diagnostics

Headlights are continually evolving to keep up with safety and styling. In 1979, when Import Car was first published, about eight sealed beam headlight part numbers could cover 99% of the imports on the roads. In the 1990s, the headlight bulb became part of an assembly mounted flush in the front end. Soon came halogen

Cooling System Leak Testing

What replaces the conventional water pump and thermostat is electronic thermostats and electric water pumps.

BMW Spark Plug Replacement

Here are a few things that you need to know before replacing spark plugs in a BMW.

New And Old Technology To Cure Belt Noise

A worn automatic belt tensioner has consequences beyond a loose belt.

Auxiliary Coolant Pumps

Don’t be fooled into thinking that these pumps will go away with the surge in hybrid and electric vehicle production.

Battery Charging and Diagnostics

Today, it requires more than just a multimeter to diagnose the battery and alternator.

Boosted Diesels: Inside Turbo Systems and Nitrous Combos

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good turbo system.