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Turbo Cooling: The Real Reason Turbochargers Are Back

Turbochargers have made a comeback. In 2010, only 5 percent of vehicles sold in the U.S. were turbocharged. By 2017, almost 28 percent of cars and trucks sold were turbocharged. How did they do it?

Volkswagen Tech Tip: AdBlue Warning Due To Leak At Reductant Injector

On models with the diesel engine, the AdBlue warning might be illuminated and code P20E8 for reductant pressure too low might be stored in the ECM.

Mazda Tech Tip: Whining Noise From Automatic Transaxle

Some customers may complain of a whining noise from the automatic transaxle when driving at 10 mph and above. The noise depends on the vehicle’s speed (the more speed, the more noise). The noise also occurs with all types of driving (acceleration, deceleration and steady speed).

Volkswagen Tech Tip: AdBlue Warning Due To Leak At Reductant Injector

On models with the diesel engine, the AdBlue warning might be illuminated and code P20E8 for reductant pressure too low might be stored in the ECM.

Audi Tech Tip: Identifying Animal Bite Marks And Solutions

Some customers may report electrical problems that might seem unrelated or in just one system. The issue could be animals biting wire insulation, cables and hoses. Animal damage primarily occurs on easily accessible and exposed parts.

Toyota Camry Tech Tip: ABS Noise, Warning Lamps And Code C1431

Some 2012-’13 model year Camry vehicles may exhibit a condition where ABS brake actuator pump motor noise is heard from the engine compartment with Brake ABS and/or TRAC warning lamp(s) illuminated and DTC C1431 stored.

Volkswagen Tech Tip: Coolant Pump Replacement Due To Coolant Staining

Coolant staining around the coolant pump area may cause an incorrect diagnosis and unnecessary replacement of coolant pump. Upon inspection, a small coolant spot or coolant staining is acceptable around the coolant pump.

Nissan Tech Tip: Permanent DTC (P-DTC) Information

Starting with 2010 Model Year, Nissan vehicles have been gradually incorporating a new type of DTC known as “Permanent DTC or P-DTC.” If a vehicle is equipped with P-DTCs, all emission-related DTCs will also set a P-DTC if the MIL is turned on.

Mercedes-Benz Tech Tip: Howling Noise From Rear At 50-70 MPH

Vehicle owners may complain of a howling noise in the drivetrain in the area of the rear axle between 80 km/h and 110 km/h (50 mph to 70 mph). The cause could be resonance in the drivetrain stimulated by the meshing of the gear set in the rear axle differential (drive pinion/ring gear).

BMW Tech Tip: Windshield Washer Jets Spray Little To No Fluid

If the window washer fluid jets spray a very low volume of fluid or no fluid at all, there are three possible causes.

Infiniti Tech Tip: Cruise Control Will Not Set And DTC P0605 Is Set

Improper adjustment or operation of the ASCD brake switch can cause the Automatic Speed Control Device (ASCD) to “not set” and/or DTC P0605 (ECM) to store. If a malfunction in the ASCD system is detected, the CRUISE indicator may stay ON and the “SET” indicator may flash.

Hyundai Tech Tip: Engine Vibration Due To Misaligned Timing Marks On The Oil Pump

This bulletin provides information regarding the proper indexing of the timing marks of the Oil Pump Module during in-vehicle installation, specifically on vehicles equipped with Theta four-cylinder engines.